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Initial Entertainment Group

Works: 51 works in 271 publications in 5 languages and 18,509 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Crime films  War films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Initial Entertainment Group
The Departed by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there are moles in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself
Blood Diamond by Edward Zwick( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son who was consripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside
Traffic by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, suburban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife takes over his business; and the U.S. President's new drug czar must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter
The aviator by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
An unfinished life by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einar is a rancher who does what he can to hold onto his Wyoming ranch. It's been a struggle for years; his son was killed in a car crash, his wife left him, and his longtime friend and helper, Mitch was recently mauled by a bear. Now, Einar has to care for Mitch and help him recover. Jean and her daughter, Griff, have to leave Jean's current abusive boyfriend. The only place they can go is the ranch of Griff's grandfather, Einar, who only learns of his granddaughter's existence upon their arrival
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm
Bangkok dangerous by Oxide Pang( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is a career assassin who lands in Bangkok to handle some obligations and finds himself unexpectedly training a young protege and falling for a woman who has no knowledge of his true job
The ballad of Jack and Rose by Rebecca Miller( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a man and his teenage daughter living a sheltered life on a former island commune, threatens to fall apart when he is faced with fatal illness and her emerging womanhood
The dangerous lives of altar boys by Peter Care( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of adolescent Catholic boys. Follow Tim and Francis as they engage in aimless vandalism and mockery--not from malice but boredom. The theft of a religious icon and a plan to kidnap a cougar result in far more serious consequences than either boy intends
Very bad things by Peter Berg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a stripper dies at his bachelor party, Kyle Fisher and his friends decide to bury the evidence -- but fate has a way of not letting the truth stay buried for long
Savior by Predrag Antonijević( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Serbian and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former U.S. military official Joshua entered the Foreign Legion after his wife was killed in Paris by Muslim fundamentalists. Six years later, in Bosnia during 1993, Joshua and his pal Peter, fight together on the Serbian side. After Peter dies from a grenade tossed by a young girl, Joshua shoots another youth on the side of the enemy. In a prisoner exchange, psycho Serb Goran, a Muslim-hater, and Joshua wind up with pregnant Vera, victim of a Muslim rape. When Goran threatens to shoot her baby, Joshua kills Goran. After Vera rejects the child, her family turns against her, and Joshua drives mother and child to a refugee center. Eventually, Joshua attempts to get Vera and her baby out of the country, but they encounter death-dealing Croatian marauders
Traffic, the miniseries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go beyond the Academy Award-winning film "Traffic" in this electrifying USA original, Traffic the miniseries which takes a look at the highly lucrative world of illegal trafficking, a world in which supply and demand isn't just for drugs: it's also for goods, weapons, and even human beings. Originally aired on the USA Network
Desert saints( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a flawless assassination of a high-profile target is needed, call on Banks. His Ivy League mind and an arsenal of awesome weaponry make him tough, dangerous and untouchable. But is their cunning killer about to make a mistake in the heat of the desert? To take down his next target, he needs someone to pretend to be his wife. Can Banks keep his eye on the target or will he get caught up with the sexy hitchhiker he "hired" as his wife?
Little city( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin is carrying on a torrid affair with Adam's girlfriend, Nina, on the side. And if this triangle wasn't crowded enough, the arrival of a seductive newcomer promptly adds a new set of twists
Ping!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ping, a Chihuahua with an attitude, puts all of his puppy power into saving his owner and her fortune from two bumbling crooks
Bangkok dangerous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is the best in the business, but the years of stone-cold murder have taken their toll. Joe's plan to make this current assignment in Bangkok his last takes a wild tun when he violates one of the most important rules of the game. Now the hunter is the hunted
Montana( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thriller a professional hit woman named Claire is targeted by her own organization
Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nueva York, 1863. La ciudad está regida por la corrupción política, y la guerra de bandas entre los irlandeses de Manhattan y los americanos nativos aumenta en disturbios y número de muertos. En este contexto, el joven inmigrante irlandés Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) busca venganza contra William Cutting, "Bill el carnicero" (Daniel Day-Lewis), el hombre que mató a su padre
Stop the smoggies!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode of the environmentally friendly kids' television series with its animated heroes trying to protect their island from ecological destruction
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Initial Entertainment Group, Inc.

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