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Initial Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 54 works in 318 publications in 5 languages and 18,588 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  Crime films  War films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Initial Entertainment Group
The Departed by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Boston, the Massachusetts State Police 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, each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself
Blood Diamond by Edward Zwick( Visual )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler (Leonardo DiCaprio). A Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou). Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside. Directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), this urgent, intensely moving adventure shapes gripping human stories and heart-pounding action into a modern epic of profound impact
Traffic by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,480 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 )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,844 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 Mark Spragg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,368 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is a professional hit man, who, during his missions, picks someone off the street to do his errands and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok where he will be for a month, and as usual, he finds a street kid named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, he asks Joe to train him. Needing a few medical supplies, Joe stops at a local pharmacy and meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, he has a hard time keeping his other life from her. Joe becomes a target and is attacked by four gang members. He manages to escape and sets out to rescue a kidnapped Kong
The ballad of Jack and Rose by Rebecca Miller( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 504 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 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim and Francis are best friends, doing their best to cause trouble without getting caught. Under the watchful eye of Sister Assumpta, the boys plot to unleash the ultimate prank, involving a man-eating cougar, their school's statue and a lot of cough medicine. While the boys imagine their exploits in a comic book called The Atomic Trinity, Francis begins his growth to adulthood with Catholic schoolgirl Margie Flynn
Very bad things by Peter Berg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 370 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
Traffic( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic is a mural of a war being fought and lost. In a culture devoted to instant gratification and the quick fix, it poses unanswerable questions about greed, corruption, economic inequity, pleasure, self-medication, dependency, and addiction. The stories of a well-meaning politician with a wayward daughter, a rich suburban homemaker who sees her comfortable life hijacked by two earnest DEA agents, and a conscientious and honorable Mexican police officer illustrate the difficulties of waging this war against people who are essentially members of the family. How do you combat human frailty, human nature, and the basic human desire to take the edge off? Are we all not just doomed to repeat our mistakes, but--perversely--willing?
Savior by Predrag Antonijevińá( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Serbian and held by 233 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
Desert saints( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime was his only seduction, until he met her
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
Little city by Miramax Home Entertainment( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 51 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 42 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
Montana( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 33 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New Yorkneighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits, "organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father
Agents troubles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercover cop Billy Costigan infiltrates the mob syndicate, and quickly gains the confidence of gangland chief Frank Costello. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, but when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must each race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself
 
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