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Avnet, Jon 1949-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 712 publications in 11 languages and 18,160 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Sports films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Television mini-series  History 
Roles: Producer, Director, Commentator, Author, Performer, Restager , Scenarist, Film editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, fmd, Corrector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

184 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mighty Ducks compete in the Junior Goodwill Games as Team USA, facing off against the best teams from all over the world. This includes the meanest team that ever sliced up the ice!
Risky business by Susan Lambert( Visual )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel's wealthy suburban Chicago 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 than 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 Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,257 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
88 minutes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college professor working as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI must put clues together to try to solve the biggest crime of his career before time runs out
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow by Kerry Conran( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circa 1939, ace city reporter Polly Perkins has noted the sudden disappearances of many of the world's most famous scientists. After the city falls under attack from giant flying robots, she teams up with her ex-boyfriend, aviation officer Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan and flies around the world in search of the evil mastermind, Dr. Totenkopf, whose plan it is to create a new world by destroying the one of today
Up close & personal by Jon Avnet( Visual )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 844 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 John Sims Townsend( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 786 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 John Avnet( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 702 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
D3 the Mighty Ducks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mighty ducks continues to score with D3 - the mighty ducks, the third instalment of this perennial family favourite. This time, the coolest team on ice has a new school and a new coach. But it's the same old duck attitude that shines through as they face off against an upper-class team of touch hockey players who are determined to melt their winning streak, and the stodgy school board who threatens to revoke the Ducks' scholarships
Uprising by Honoré Daumier( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 574 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 )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Moore is an American attorney having talks in Bejing about founding the first satellite TV joint venture. Suddenly he is arrested and accused of murder. Together with his court-appointed attorney, Shen Yuelin, he must prove it was a frame-up
The starter wife( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 389 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 369 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 witht he 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 Jon Avnet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 313 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about a woman who moves her and her two sons from small town life to Baltimore after the death of her husband
Less than zero by Marek Kanievska( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 127 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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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

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