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HBO Pictures

Overview
Works: 172 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 19,403 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  History  Documentary television programs  Journalism films  Films à clef  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Biographical television programs 
Roles: prn, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by HBO Pictures
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the story of a group of enslaved Africans who overcome their captors and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captive Africans are brought to trial in the United States, this is the story of that courtroom battle
And the band played on by Randy Shilts( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS
The Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers 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 are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
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 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con Vallian, a rugged frontiersman and skilled gunslinger, befriends a family of Eastern settlers. Hunted down by a gang of ruthless outlaws, Vallian comes to the defense of the family and together they face their would-be-killers in the most deadly showdown since the O.K. Corral
Sweet dreams by Karel Reisz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical film on the life of the late country singer Patsy Cline
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to suppress the 1941 film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a stage performer, who struggled with the challenge of her color, beat out many more famous rivals and become the first African-American woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 626 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tragic life of America's first supermodel. It is the late 70's in New York City - the home of Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane. She can have any man - or woman - she wants. Sex, money, glamour, fame - it was all within her reach. She walks toward you across the dance floor, struts toward you down the runway, stares at you from the cover of a magazine. She was a star who appeared on the covers of Vogue and Cosmo before dying of complications from AIDS in 1986
RKO 281( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 481 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
The Josephine Baker story by Brian Gibson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
The jack bull( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feud becomes a war between a proud rancher and a wealthy, influential landowner in the Old West
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 404 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 382 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 pace for 1950's America as the nation roller-coastered its way towards the swinging 60's. The pack makes Vegas their kingdom with Frank and the boys ruling generously--a private corner of America, where anything goes
The last of his tribe by Harry Hook( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the biography of Ishi, a lone survivor of California's Yahi tribe of Native-Americans. The story begins with Ishi's capture by ranchers, his early encounters with the academics who wish to study him, and the slow unveiling of his past to Dr. Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist who is intent on knowing all of Ishi's secrets
Soul of the game( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 341 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 )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 300 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 )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 287 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 237 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 234 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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Amistad
Alternative Names
HBO Europe.

HBO Pictures.

Home Box Office Pictures

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

French (1)

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The Josephine Baker storyThe last of his tribeCitizen Cohn