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HBO Pictures

Overview
Works: 159 works in 420 publications in 4 languages and 19,460 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  History  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical television programs  Western films  War films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by HBO Pictures
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt
And the band played on by Roger Spottiswoode( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Robert Lane, Amazon.com essential video) A superior, made-for-cable film, this Home Box Office adaptation of Randy Shilts' chronicle detailing the emergence of AIDS in America and the fight against bureaucracy and society for a cure is a taut, outrageous, and affecting true-life drama. Matthew Modine . . . is featured as a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control at the time when the first reports of the disease plaguing the gay community were heard. Modine and his colleagues embark on an investigation that resembles a compelling detective story as they try to track the source of the disease and discover a cure. Their efforts are thwarted by an ambivalent government and a turf war between French physicians and a celebrated American researcher (Alan Alda) who seems to place his own glory above the dead and the dying. Featuring heartfelt performances from a stellar cast including Richard Gere, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Saul Rubinek, and Lily Tomlin, this impassioned film stands as an impressive and important document of one of the darkest eras in modern human history, and a tribute to the spirit of those who sought to save lives
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives and to prove to America that courage knows no color
Louis L'Amour's The quick and the dead by Louis L'Amour( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876 Wyoming the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Susanna McKaskel, newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliott) is the only hope
Sweet dreams by Robert Getchell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Dreams is the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline, charting the most dramatic years of her efforts to become a top country singer
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge by Introducing Dorothy Dandridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the career of Dorothy Dandridge, who, against the odds, beat out many more famous rivals for the role of Carmen Jones, becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians at the Gate recounts the events surrounding the 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the biggest history at the time, and widely considered to be a textbook example of corporate and executive greed. This story of high stakes, betrayal, and one-upsmanship begins when RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson chooses to buy out his own company to deflect shareholder backlash when an expensive project fails. This attempt ignites a power struggle between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis, who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco himself. In this film, viewers used to looking in from the outside on high-profile leveraged buyouts and mega-buck financial struggles get an insider's perspective--and not just any insider--the man at the very top
Gia by Michael Cristofer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based story of top fashion model Gia Marie Carangi follows her life from a rebel working in her father's diner at age 17 to her death in 1986 at age 26 from AIDS, one of the first women in America whose death was attributed to the disease
The jack bull( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyoming horse trader Myrl Redding seeks his own justice when his complaint against fellow rancher Henry Ballard, who seized and abused two of Redding's horses, is thrown out of court
The Josephine Baker story by Brian Gibson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
RKO 281 by Benjamin Ross( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming to Hollywood as a celebrated boy genius featuring a spectacular career arc in New York including his "War of the Worlds" radio hoax, Orson Welles is stymied on the subject for his first film. After a dinner party at Hearst Castle, during which he has a verbal altercation with Hearst, Welles decides to do a movie about Hearst. It takes him some time to convince co-writer Herman Mankiewicz and the studio, but Welles eventually gets the script and the green light, keeping the subject very hush-hush with the press. When a rough cut is screened, Hearst gets wind of the movie's theme and begins a campaign to see that it is not only never publicly screened, but destroyed
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Bourne III escapes the bookies to whom he owes $28,000 by swapping places with a friend and going to Thailand with the Peace Corps
The Rat Pack( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop, known as "The Rat Pack", set the style and the pace for 1950s America. But when President Kennedy, newly elected with the support of the Pack, is advised that the friends who made him shouldn't be the friends he keeps, the Rat Pack discovers that lady luck has chosen another partner
The last of his tribe by Archibald James Campbell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sole survivor of the massacre of his people, Ishi has been discovered by Dr. Kroeber and his wife Henriette. Ishi carries the secrets of his people-- secrets no white man knows--
Soul of the game( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features the story of three famous baseball players of the 40s, when for the first time a black player took the field
Citizen X by Chris Gerolmo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Burakov (Rea), a brilliant forensics expert but an inexperienced detective, is put in charge of investigating the case of a serial killer. As the number of victims continues to rise, the investigation slows to a standstill, buried under government red tape
Citizen Cohn( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, attorney Roy Cohn could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill
A bright shining lie by Terry George( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of LTC John Paul Vann (Paxton) and his work as a military and civilian advisor in Vietnam over a ten year period (1962-72) until his death in an accidental helicopter crash. As a military advisor, Vann attempted to fight corruption in the Vietnamese army, recognizing the need to build trust among the Vietnamese peasantry. When his recommendations were ignored by the U.S. military, he exposed falsified battle reports and other deceptions to a New York Times reporter, effectively ending his military career. As the war escalated, however, Vann returned to Vietnam as a civilian advisor under Nixon's "Vietnamization" program, ending as the defacto commander of Vietnamese forces in the successful defense of the Central Highlands during the 1972 Easter Offensive. The film also examines Vann's character flaws, the chief of these being his adulterous nature and affairs with Vietnamese women which resulted in a forced marriage to a Vietnamese schoolgirl whom he had gotten pregnant
Rebound : the legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault by Rebound( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Earl Manigault is dramatized, telling the story of his basketball career, his drug problems that ended his career prematurely, and the basketball program he started for Harlem kids to keep them away from drugs
 
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Alternative Names
HBO Europe.

HBO Pictures.

Home Box Office Pictures

Languages
English (155)

Spanish (6)

French (2)

German (1)

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The Josephine Baker storyThe last of his tribeCitizen Cohn