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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 105 works in 257 publications in 2 languages and 9,080 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Fiction  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Farces  Film and video adaptations  Case studies 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Susan Stroman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
The Lion in winter by James Goldman ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,898 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
Escape from New York by John Carpenter ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 682 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 ruling class by Peter Medak ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 569 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 )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 506 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 481 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 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
The fog by John Carpenter ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and French and held by 330 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
A touch of class by Melvin Frank ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 297 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 )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 230 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Terrell is a researcher who, along with his wife Maggie), are investigating dolphin intelligence, believing they have the capability of speech. Harold DeMilo, in charge of a major corporation, sponsors their work. But undercover work by government agent Curtis Mahoney reveals that DeMilo is working with a right-wing group planning to kidnap the dolphins and use them to blow up the presidential yacht. Jake and Maggie have to race against time to save both their dolphins and the president
The onion field by Harold Becker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 140 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
Mel Brooks' The producers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
The four deuces ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 121 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
Don't drink the water ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 116 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
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 85 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
Eugene O'Neill's Hughie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in New York City in 1928, a downtrodden hotel resident confides his imaginary triumphs as a gambler and ladies' man to the night clerk
Go tell the Spartans by Ted Post ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Story about a hard-broiled major in command of a grubby Vietnam outpost in 1964. The war was still a 'conflict' and American soldiers were merely 'advisers', yet the ambushes, the betrayals and the riveting action concentrates on a single, obscure incident, it illuminates a vast landscape of an era."
Hercules unchained ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 64 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
 
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Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation
Languages
English (105)
French (3)
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