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Encyclopedia > Mario Kassar

Mario Kassar (born Beirut, Lebanon, 10 October 1951) is a movie-industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew Vajna. Central Beirut (2004) Beirut (Arabic: , transliterated Bayrūt - the French name, Beyrouth, was also commonly used in English in the past) is the capital, largest city and chief seaport of Lebanon. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Andrew George Vajna (born August 1, 1944) is a Hungarian film producer, originally from Budapest. ...


Working for Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures he was executive producer of several movies starting with Escape to Victory in 1981. In 1984, together with Vajna, he founded Carolco Pictures where he was executive producer of a large number of movies starting with Rambo: First Blood Part II, and including many science fiction movies such as Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Universal Soldier and Stargate. Following Carolco's bankruptcy in 1995 following the poor performance of Showgirls and Cutthroat Island, Kassar has returned to Columbia-Tri-Star. Columbia Pictures logo, used only from 1981-1993 Columbia Pictures, now Columbia TriStar Pictures after their merger with the former TriStar Entertainment in 1998, is a film production company, and part of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Carolco Pictures, Inc. ... Released on Friday, May 24, 1985, the second movie of Rambo, Rambo: First Blood Part II, has Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) released from prison by Federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing and the government can sweep the issue... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... DVD cover Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... The 1992 science fiction film Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers. ... An activated Stargate, the central object of the fictional Stargate universe, here depicted in the SG-1 television series. ... Showgirls is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven and released in 1995 by MGM. It starred former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) as a drifter who wanders into Las Vegas and climbs the social ladder from stripper to showgirl. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. ...


 
 

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