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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 122 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 9,523 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 )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,988 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
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 589 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 526 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
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 495 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 414 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 315 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 315 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 233 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 172 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 )

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 110 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 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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 89 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
Winter kills( Visual )

3 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
 
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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 (121)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class