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Hemdale Film Corporation

Works: 95 works in 345 publications in 3 languages and 12,740 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Film adaptations  Spy films  Juvenile works  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hemdale Film Corporation
Platoon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

62 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and French and held by 4,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Platoon," a middle-class college student volunteers for the war in Vietnam because he considers it his patriotic duty. The first thing he encounters on the airport tarmac in Saigon is a cart of body bags. It's downhill from there: endless hikes, ditch-digging, heat, rain, bugs and snakebites, fear and confusion, sleeplessness, and terror when he finally sleeps. He will only gradually, unknowingly, become an adequate soldier--one who has left innocence far behind
Terminator 2 judgment day by James Cameron( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Hoosiers by -( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unwelcome outsider becomes the new coach of the underdog high school basketball team in a 1951 sleepy Indiana farm town, using methods that infuriate the townspeople
Salvador by Oliver Stone( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic adventure full of slaves and concubines, and warlords. The true story of Pu Yi, who at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor
Vincent & Theo by Robert Altman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside and outside the claustrophobic art world of Paris in the late 19th century, two Dutch brothers try to make their mark. Vincent can only paint and rage. Soft souled, black-toothed, he spends his life in a series of barren rooms, taking his work as far as it can go. Theo can only try--mostly in vain for the length of both their lives--to sell his brother's work. Theo vicariously participates in his brother's art while working, marrying, and contracting syphilis like a 'normal' bourgeoisie. The brothers became the work: one brother who painted, and the other brother who believed that to support the painting was the most important thing he could possibly do with his lifetime
River's edge by Tim Hunter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small California town, a teenage boy murders his girlfriend on the edge of a river and his friends (and hers), come to the river's edge to see the body and can't sort out their loyalties as to whether to report the crime or remain loyal to the murderer. The impact of the crime on the teenagers is depicted through their relationships with their families, an older man, who is a pyschotic drug pusher to the teenagers, and with the police investigators of the crime. The teenage murderer is eventually killed by the drug pusher, resulting in the solving of the murder by the police
The return of the living dead by Dan O'Bannon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger ... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"--Container
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and French and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth-- which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life story of Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, boyhood friends. In their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary and taken a job at TRW where he soon has access to the company's top-secret defense files, including evidence of the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway, paroled heroin addict. The ideological disillusionment of one and the greed and need for excitement of the other lead them to sell secrets to the Russians. As they proceed, the stakes get higher and the risks larger. -- Summary adapted from container
The Magic voyage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Columbus sets out with his pal Pico, the courageous little woodworm, and his crew to prove the world is square. They make it to the New World, but when a magical firefly is captured by an evil lord, it's up to the gang to save the day!
At close range by James Foley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A juvenile delinquent knows about petty theft, but he wants to steal big money. He looks to his father, a big-time thief, for guidance. Then he witnesses his father committing a murder and realizes he is in over his head
Shag( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1963, four friends on the threshold of adulthood head to Myrtle Beach for one last fling
Carbon copy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an uptight executive discovers he has a long-lost black son, his tidy world goes hopelessly and hilariously awry in this wickedly funny comedy
Best seller( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional assassin decides to get revenge for being let go from the corporate empire he helped build by writing a tell all book. The question is who will still remain standing after the assassin's former employer kidnaps the writer's daughter and a confrontation ensues
Robert Altman's images by Robert Altman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathryn is suffering from schizophrenia and is haunted by hallucinations of apparitions. Her husband has his mind on other things, while her mental state is deteriorating. She is unable to define whether the people around her, like visitors to their house, are real or imaginary
Miracle mile by Steve DeJarnatt( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry picked up the pay phone he could hardly believe what he heard. Harry thought it was a joke, but they more he considered it, the clearer it became. America had 70 minutes until the bomb would be dropped. And Harry had to spread the word
Criminal law( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston attorney Ben Chase's career gets an upward surge when he successfully defends blueblood Martin Thiel during a well-publicized murder trial. But when he realizes that Thiel is the exacting, vicious serial killer he was accused of being, Chase is torn between professional responsibility and his own conscience. Hoping to snare the egotistical killer in a misstep, Chase engages in a tense game of cat-and-mouse with Thiel, blurring the lines between right and wrong, victim and villain, and fascination and repulsion
Chattahoochee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized account of a decorated Korean War veteran's ordeal of incarceration in Florida's state mental institution and his campaign to reform its unjust practices and improve inmate living conditions
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Terminator 2 judgment dayHoosiersThe last emperorVincent & TheoRiver's edgeHidden agendaThe belly of an architectThe Magic voyage