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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 108 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 9,240 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Animal films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 1,912 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 James Goldman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,893 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 )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 700 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 585 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 )

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 )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 505 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 436 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 John Carpenter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revengeby 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 307 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 245 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 179 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 )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 142 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 )

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 126 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 90 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 83 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 73 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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules, the half-god superhero, travels to the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus in order to tutor Iphitus, son of King Pelias, in the art of combat
Go tell the Spartans by Ted Post( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 67 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."
 
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Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Languages
English (106)

French (3)

Covers
The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class