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Avnet, Jon 1949-

Overview
Works: 235 works in 763 publications in 9 languages and 18,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sports films  Science fiction films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Television mini-series  Melodrama 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Performer, Restager , Scenarist, Film editor, fmd, Creator, Contributor, Corrector, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

109 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
The Mighty Ducks by Emilio Estevez( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slapped with a community service assignment, a tough trial lawyer must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win
Risky business by Paul Brickman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel's parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust their college-bound 17-year-old son but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane when he raids the liquor cabinet, has a joyride in Dad's Porsche, and has a night of passion with a young call girl named Lana
George of the jungle by Sam Weisman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a buff and lovable klutz, saves his animal friends from poachers. Includes animation
Righteous kill by Overture Films( Visual )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turk and Rooster are two aging NYPD detectives who have been partners for 30 years. They are faced with a serial killer who is murdering other sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues. They start working with Perez and Riley, a younger team. Tensions between the pairs of partners is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend. She also happens to be a homicide detective. But before Turk and Rooster can retire, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which has ties to a case they solved years before
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aviator and a reporter attempt to save the world from destruction by flying robots
88 minutes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jack Gramm is a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live. Now he has to put together the clues and try and solve the biggest crime of his career. He narrows down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, all before his time runs out
Up close & personal by Alanna Nash( Visual )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aspiring news reporter Tally Atwater tries to break into television, only veteran newsman Warren Justice will give her a shot. In time, he teaches her everything she knows about news and she teaches him how to love again. But with her rise from local TV weather girl to network anchor, Tally and Warren must balance the dream of success with their desire for each other
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
The war by Jon Avnet( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Mississippi, the summer of 1970, and two children are determined to build the ultimate treehouse with their friends, while their father, a newly returned Vietnam vet, has equally high hopes to rebuild his life
Uprising( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, the Germans decreed that all 350,000 Warsaw Jews be forcibly detained in the area known as the "Warsaw Ghetto". In fear for their lives, the Polish Jews form the Jewish Fighting Organization (JFO) to fight against this oppressive force. When the German troops march into the Ghetto, they are surprised and repulsed by the JFO fighters. Their resolve will be tested as the Nazi's promise to completely eradicate the Ghetto as a birthday present for Hitler
Red corner by Jon Avnet( Visual )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the verge of signing a huge business deal with China, American attorney Jack Moore is on top of the world. But elation soon comes tumbling down after he spends the night with a beautiful woman-- and is then accused of her brutal murder! At the mercy of the strict Chinese court system--where one is guilty until proven innocent--Jack finds himself completely alone. But when his defense attorney unearths puzzling contradictions in the case, she acts against the court and her country, joining him in a race to find the true killer--while both of their lives hand in the balance"--Container
The starter wife( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly Kagan is your archetypal "Hollywood wife," who for ten years enjoyed the perks and privileges of being married to powerful studio executive Kenny Kagan. Kenny decides to dump Molly for a much-younger pop singer named Shoshanna. Adding insult to injury, Kenny informs Molly that their marriage was through via cell-phone. Having carefully timed the breakup to coincide with the expiration of the couple's pre-nuptual agreement, Kenny is able to escape without providing Molly with a huge monetary settlement. Molly is now "persona non grata" in her Brentwood community, with many old doors being literally closed in her face, and such fair-weather friends as Cricket and Joan conspicuously unavailable. Vowing to start life anew for the sake of herself and her teenaged daughter, Molly relocated to Malibu. There she finds a new best friend in the form of airheaded Malibu gate guard Lavender Caraway. She also enters into a tempestuous relationships with aging, moody movie producer Lou Manahan and handsome but untrustworthy beachcomber Sam
Things you can tell just by looking at her by Jia xi ya( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 5 loosely connected and interwoven stories showing how women deal with the variety of problems that each faces in her life. A doctor looking after her invalid mother who realizes that her own life is passing her by. A wealthy bank manager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, a workaholic boyfriend, and a street woman who dispenses advice that hits too close to the truth. A single mother debating starting a relationship with the dwarf who moves in across the street. A fortune teller struggling with her grief and depression as she cares for her lesbian lover who is dying from cancer. A woman police detective confronted with her own lonliness as she watches her blind sister date, and investigates the suicide of an old school friend
Have a little faith by Mitch Albom( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. Rabbi Albert Lewis presides over a thriving synagogue in a comfortable New Jersey suburb, and pastor Henry Covington, a recovering drug user and dealer, preaches to the poor and homeless in a crumbling Detroit inner-city church
Men don't leave( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life has just handed Beth Macauley the short straw. Her husband and suburban home are gone. She still has her two boys, however. And a new destination: she's moving to the big city of Baltimore - and into the biggest adventure of her life
Less than zero by Marek Kanievska( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Beverly hills boy has looks, charm, intelligence, and a drug habit
Funny about love( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duffy Bergman is a political cartoonist who falls in love with the much younger Meg during a book-signing session. Once married, the clash of careers arises, Meg wants to continue working as a chef in New York, while Duffy would prefer to think about starting a family. When it seems that Meg may be incapable of bearing children, Duffy impregnates earthy college coed Daphne
Deal of the century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator, meanwhile forming a romance on the side
 
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Alternative Names
Aunet, Jon 1949-

Avnet, Jon.

Avnet, Jonathan Michael

Avnet, Jonathan Michael 1949-

Jon Avnet Amerikaans filmregisseur

Jon Avnet cinéaste américain

Jon Avnet director de cine estadounidense

Jon Avnet produttore cinematografico e regista statunitense

Jon Avnet US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Джон Эвнет

ג'ון אבנט

جون أفنيت

جون آونت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

애브넛, 존 1949-

アブネット, ジョン

ジョン・アヴネット

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Risky businessGeorge of the jungle88 minutesThings you can tell just by looking at her