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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 122 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 9,519 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Historical films  Horror films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Prison films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,983 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 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the relationship between Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
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, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues
Hopscotch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 526 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 )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 519 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
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 494 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
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 413 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
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 314 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 314 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 260 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 232 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
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist doing research on dolphins gets involved in a counter intelligence scheme
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow process of justice
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
The four deuces by LLC Digiview Productions( 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
Don't drink the water( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 122 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
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 108 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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly married Hercules is caught in the thrall of the evil queen Lidia, rescued by young Ulysses, and thrust into the middle of the battle for the throne of Thebes
Winter kills( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 89 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 graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock returns home. And when the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson, seduces him, the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams. But there's one problem-- she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter
 
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The lion in winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (119)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class