WorldCat Identities

Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 121 works in 323 publications in 1 language and 10,117 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Historical films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the relationship between Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant plot to produce a sure fire flop in a money making scheme. Their play turns out bad, but the audiences love it
Mel Brooks' The Producers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg"--Container
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendig et Isobel, tous deux de la CIA, décident d'écrire tout ce qu'ils savent du fonctionnement et des secrets de la Grande maison. Avec Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Herbert Lom, Ned Beatty
The ruling class( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White takes time off at a secluded retreat called 'the Colony.' But when, after nights of being tormented by bestial, bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life-- but for her soul!"--Container
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
The fog by David Foster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Northern California town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a case that changed LAPD policies forever. Two plainclothes LAPD officers were abducted and one was brutally executed, the other escaped. The criminals managed to drag the justice process on for years
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paymaster's detachment of the U.S. cavalry is attacked by Indians seeking gold, and two white survivors trek through the desert
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling vision of the future, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary. Air Force One crash lands inside and the President is held hostage. Only one man can bring him back
Murder by decree by Bob Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson conduct a gruesome and dangerous search through London's squalid east end for the legendary Jack the Ripper. They soon discover that he is no ordinary murderer, but one with influential and determined friends
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jake Terrell has successfully trained a pair of dolphins to speak and understand English. When they are stolen, Dr. Terrell learns they will be used in an assassination attempt unless he can stop it
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hardboiled Marlowe's latest cases, the search for an ex-convict's lost love, and the murder of a client, take on an even more sinister turn when they begin to connect, leading the private eye deeper and deeper into the seamy underbelly of 1940s Los Angeles. As the stakes are raised and the body count swells, it looks like Marlowe might be next on the list to take the big sleep
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and gifted poet, Esther Greenwood, is trapped in a private world of terror. Esther can't seem to harmonize the harsh realities of life with her own perfectionist thinking. From college through early job hunting and singles life in New York, we see Esther and her friends coping with the pressures of school, sexual relationships and drugs until each reaches the final path for their adult lives
Don't drink the water by Panola College( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hollanders, a typical family on vacation, are stranded in Vulgaria after a hijacking. Trying to maintain their vacationing spirits, they start taking pictures, but the Vulgarians think they're spies. The Hollanders try to flee the country before the evil government throws them in prison
The four deuces by LLC Digiview Productions( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the depression, a full-scale gang war is underway between the Chico Hamilton mob and Vic Morono and his four deuces. As attack and counter-attack become more and more violent, innocent victims, including the singer of the Four Deuces Club, are murdered. At the end, only one leader, his life in ruins, remains
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
 
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Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (140)