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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 92 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 9,295 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Historical films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,952 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
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the relationship between Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission - and his life - unless he succeeds!
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 590 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
Hopscotch by Ronald Neame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having too much fun!
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 514 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the advice of her doctor, a Los Angeles television reporter goes with her husband for rest and relaxation to a therapy center in California. But relaxation gives way to fright when she starts imagining monsters -- only she's not imagining!
The fog by David Foster( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Pacific coast 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
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 258 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
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 174 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
The onion field by Harold Becker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 153 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
The four deuces( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 125 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 )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Don't drink the water( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 118 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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules and his new wife are attacked by the giant Antaeus on their way to Thebes
Winter kills( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional president of the U.S. is assassinated and his brother uncovers the conspiracy behind the murder several years later
The Bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 77 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
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough, street wise private eye is hired by an ex-con to find a missing sweetheart. In the course of his investigation he is beaten unconscious and wakes up next to a corpse, implicating him in murder and making his job even harder, but that's just the beginning of his troubles
Eugene O'Neill's Hughie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erie Smith, a downtrodden hotel resident, has confided his every imaginary triumph as gambler and ladies' man to the night clerk, Hughie. As the play opens, Hughie has passed away. Erie, just off a five-day drunk and reluctant to go to his room alone, begins talking to the new night clerk in an attempt to find a substitute for his lost friend
 
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The lion in winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Languages
English (115)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class