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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 107 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 9,218 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
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 1,909 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 1,906 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 690 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 577 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 509 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 495 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 439 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 326 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 304 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 236 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
A scientist doing research on dolphins gets involved in a counter intelligence scheme
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 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
The four deuces ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 131 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 130 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 118 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 84 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 76 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 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1964, a hard-boiled major is ordered to defend Muc Wa, an unoccupied and seemingly unimportant Vietnamese military outpost left behind by the French. He, his idealistic young lieutenant, his mostly green soldiers, and their supporting force of Vietnamese volunteers are overwhelmed as they deal with ambushes, betrayals, and brutality
Hercules unchained ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 69 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
 
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Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation
Languages
English (105)
French (3)
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