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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 122 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 9,509 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 )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,982 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 )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne
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 525 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 521 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 )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997. New York city is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Air Force One, en route to a summit meeting, is sabotaged and crash-lands in Manhattan. With the President taken hostage by the savage inmates, it's up to Snake Plissken to rescue him within 24 hours
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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog
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 261 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
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 171 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 )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow process of justice
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 attacks and counter-attacks 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 125 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 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 104 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

After defeating a man-eating lion and the Cretan bull, Hercules promises a dying friend that he will help Jason reclaim the throne of Iolcus from his evil uncle, King Pelias. Hercules falls for Pelias' beautiful daughter Iole, sails aboard the Argo with Ulysses, and pulls the palace down with his stupendous strength
The graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

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

"Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine."--Imdb.com
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
 
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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 (115)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class