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TriStar Pictures (spelled Tri-Star until 1991) is a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, itself a subdivision of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, which is owned by Sony Pictures.

 

 

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The idea for TriStar came about in 1982 when Columbia (then a subsidiary of Coca-Cola), HBO, and CBS, decided to pool resources to split the ever-growing costs of making movies. Their first release, in 1983, was The Natural. Their second movie was a flop remake of the 1960 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (who ironically would eventually become co-owned with Columbia and Tristar) picture, Where the Boys Are.

 

CBS dropped out of the venture in 1984 and in 1987, HBO did as well. That same year, Tri-Star enter into the television business as Tri-Star Television. Columbia Pictures bought their venture shares and merged Columbia and Tri-Star into Columbia Pictures Entertainment. In 1989, all of Coke's entertainment holdings were acquired by Sony, who merged Columbia and TriStar, but continued to use the separate names. Sony Pictures Entertainment later revived TriStar Television as a television production banner in 1991 and co-launched Columbia TriStar Television in 1994 with its sister television studio Columbia Pictures Television. TriStar was relaunched in 2004 as a marketing and acquisitions unit that will have a "particular emphasis on genre films". [1]

 

Notable films

 

 

1980s

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

  • Birdy (1984)

  • Meatballs 2 (1984)

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

  • The Natural (1984)

  • Supergirl (1984, distribution)

  • Places in the Heart (1984)

  • Where the Boys Are '84 (1984)

  • Runaway (1984)

  • Lifeforce (1985)

  • The Last Dragon (1985)

  • Private Resort (1985)

  • The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

  • Real Genius (1985)

  • Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

  • About Last Night (film) (1986)

  • Labyrinth (1986)

  • Nothing in Common (1986)

  • Rad (1986)

  • Short Circuit (1986)

  • Short Circuit 2 (1988)

  • Angel Heart (1987, distribution)

  • Blind Date(1987)

  • The Principal (1987)

  • Extreme Prejudice (1987, distribution)

  • Ironweed (1987)

  • The Monster Squad (1987)

  • The Running Man (1987) (distribution)

  • Sunset (1988)

  • Fright Night II (1988)

  • The Bear (1988)

  • The Blob (1988)

  • The Seventh Sign (1988)

  • Steel Magnolias (1989) (co-production with Rastar)

  • Tap (1989)

  • Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

  • Look Who's Talking (1989) (plus sequels in 1991 and 1993)

  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

 

 

1990s

  • Avalon (1990)

  • I Love You to Death (1990)

  • Total Recall (1990, distribution)

  • Bugsy (1991)

  • The Fisher King (1991)

  • Jack's Way (1991, distribution)

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, USA distribution only) (co-production with Carolco Pictures)

  • Another You (1991)

  • Bingo (1991)

  • Hook (1991)

  • Basic Instinct (1992, distribution)

  • Candyman (1992)

  • Chaplin (1992, distribution)

  • City of Joy (1992)

  • Husbands and Wives (1992)

  • Cliffhanger (1993, distribution)

  • So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

  • Philadelphia (1993)

  • Rudy (1993)

  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

  • Sniper (1993)

  • 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

  • Guarding Tess (1994)

  • It Could Happen to You (film 1994) (1994)

  • Legends of the Fall (1994)

  • Only You (1994)

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

  • 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

  • Jumanji (film) (1995)

  • Magic in the Water (1995)

  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)

  • The Fan (1996)

  • Jerry Maguire (1996)

  • Matilda (1996) (co-production with Jersey Films)

  • Sunset Park (1996)

  • My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

  • Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo (1997)

  • Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

  • Starship Troopers (1997)

  • Anaconda (1997)

  • Godzilla (1998) (co-production with Centropolis Entertainment)

  • Madeline (1998)

  • The Mask of Zorro (1998) (plus Columbia Pictures sequel in 2005) (co-production with Amblin Entertainment)

  • Urban Legend (1998) (plus Columbia Pictures sequel in 2000)

  • Baby Geniuses (1999)

  • Crazy in Alabama (1999)

  • Jawbreaker (1999)

 

 

2000s

 

  • Godzilla 2000 (2000, dubbing)

  • Metropolis (2001, subtitles)

  • New Best Friend (2001, distribution)

  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2003, distribution)

  • The Medallion (2003, distribution)

  • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) (co-production with Screen Gems)

  • Oliver Twist (2005, distribution)

  • Silent Hill (2006)

  • Premonition (2006) (co-production with MGM)

 


 

 

 

LINKS

 

A - Z FILMS INDEX

 

 

 

13 GOING ON 30

16 BLOCKS

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

A PERFECT STORM

ALIEN

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

ATONEMENT

AUSTIN POWERS

BABE

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BATMAN

BIG MIRACLE

BRAVEHEART

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

BRIDGET JONES' DIARY

CASABLANCA

CASINO ROYALE

CAST AWAY

CATWOMAN

CHRISTINE

CON AIR

CROCODILE DUNDEE

DEAD CALM

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIE HARD

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

DISCLOSURE

DOLORES CLAIBORNE

DR. NO

DUMB AND DUMBER

ERIN BROCKOVICH

FATAL ATTRACTION

FIRE ON THE AMAZON

FLIPPER

FLY AWAY HOME

FREE WILLY

FRENCH KISS

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

GLADIATOR

 

 

GOLDFINGER

HARRY POTTER

HORNBLOWER

INDIANA JONES

JAMES BOND

JAWS

JURASSIC PARK

JUST LIKE HEAVEN

KING KONG

KUNG FU HUSTLE

LEON

MAN ON FIRE

MASTER and COMMANDER

MEAN GIRLS

MEDICINE MAN

MEN OF HONOUR

MISERY

MISS CONGENIALITY

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NAKED GUN

NATIONAL TREASURE

OUT OF TIME

OVERBOARD

PARENT TRAP

PAYBACK

PEARL HARBOUR

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

PLANET OF THE APES

PRETTY WOMAN

PSYCHO

P2 DEAD MANS CHEST

RACE THE SUN

RAMBO

ROB ROY

ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THEIVES

ROBOCOP

ROXANNE

SCHOOL OF ROCK

SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

 

 

SEABISCUIT

SHORT CIRCUIT

SPEED

SPIDERMAN

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

STAR GATE

STAR TREK

STAR WARS

THE 39 STEPS

THE AVIATOR

THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO

THE DA VINCI CODE

THE DAMBUSTERS

THE FLY

THE MASK

THE MATRIX

THE MUMMY RETURNS

THE PATRIOT

THE PERFECT STORM

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE TERMINATOR

THE THING

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN

THUNDERBALL

TITANIC

TOP GUN

TRADING PLACES

TREASURE ISLAND

TROY

TRUE GRIT

UNFORGIVEN

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

WAR OF THE WORLDS  

WATERLOO BRIDGE

ZULU

 

 

 

 

 

A - Z ACTORS INDEX

 

 

 

Adam Sandler

Al Gore

Alec Baldwin

Angelina Jolie

Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Ashlea Kaye

Ben Stiller

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Burt Lancaster

Catherine Zeta Jones

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Daniel Craig

Demi Moore

Dennis Hopper

Denzel Washington

Drew Barrymore

Dwayne Johnson

Eric Bana

Eva Green

George Clooney

Gerard Depardieu

Glen Close

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

 

 

Halle Berry

Harvey Keitel

Hugh Jackman

Humphrey Bogart

Ian Holm

Ingrid Bergman

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Caan

James Cromwell

James McAvoy

Jason Statham

Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Daniels

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Hudson

Kate Winslett

Kathy Bates

Keanu Reeves

Keira Knightley

Kevin Spacey

 

 

Kim Basinger

Kirk Douglas

Kirsten Dunst

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Linda King

Linda Kozlowski

Lindsay Lohan

Mads Mikkelsen

Marilyn Monroe

Marlon Brando

Matthew McConaughey

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael J Fox

Michael Keaton

Michelle Pfeiffer

Mike Myers

Morgan Freeman

Naomi Watts

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Orlando Bloom

Owen Wilson

Paul Bettany

Paul Hogan

Pierce Brosnan

Rachel Weisz

 

 

Rebecca De Mornay

Reese Witherspoon

Rennee Zellweger

Richard Gere

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Sally Edwards

Sam Neil

Samuel L Jackson

Sandra Bullock

Sean Connery

Sharon Stone

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Stephen Chow

Steve Martin

Steve McQueen

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Tim Roth

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Uma Thurman

Willem Dafoe

Will Smith

Yul Brynner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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