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PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 247 works in 1,141 publications in 5 languages and 48,955 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  History  Romantic comedy films  Crime films 
Roles: Production personnel, Publisher, prn, Producer, fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)
Most widely held works by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm)
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

70 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Minnesota car salesman arranges to have his unsuspecting wife kidnapped in order to collect the ransom money from his rich father-in-law
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown -- and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
The usual suspects by Bryan Singer( Visual )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind
Mr. Holland's Opus by Michael Kamen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie, kills herself and goes to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
French kiss by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )

24 editions published between 1607 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman goes to France looking for her fiance who ran out on her. Instead, she falls in love with a charming thief
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered, pink tour bus "Priscilla," this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits
Notting Hill by Richard Curtis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il giovane proprietario di una piccola libreria di Londra conosce in modo casuale la più famosa attrice del mondo. Si innamorano, ma la vita vicino ad una donna tanto famosa non è affatto facile
The Game by David Fincher( Visual )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
Sleepers by Barry Levinson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. 15 years later, they have an unexpected opportunity for revenge
When we were kings by Léon Gast( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). Includes footage of the Zaire '74 music festival featuring some of the top African American performers of the era, including James Brown and B.B. King
Home for the holidays by Holly Hunter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streetwise charmer who loses his friends' money in a rigged game comes up with a plan to make everything come out right, but ends up in a comedy of errors
Barney's great adventure-- the movie by Polygram Film Entertainment( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barney's First Movie Ever! Join Barney and his friends as they rush to find a special rainbow colored egg before it hatches
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes in-depth interviews of U.S. President Richard Nixon by Sir David Frost in May, 1977 regarding the infamous Watergate scandal, followed by a segment, "Behind the scenes." That final segment features footage from 2007 of Frost discussing "clinching the interviews, Nixon's advisors, ground rules, on location, Nixon's reaction, and the final meeting" he had with Nixon at San Clemente
The Hudsucker proxy by Joel Coen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker
The Portrait of a lady by Jane Campion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond
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PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

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The big LebowskiThe usual suspectsMr. Holland's OpusDead man walkingWhat dreams may comeFour Weddings and a FuneralThe adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desertNotting Hill