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Cinecom International Films
IndustryIndependent film production and distribution
Founded1982[1]
Defunct1991
FateBankruptcy
HeadquartersNew York City
Key people
Founders Ira Deutchman, Amir Malin and John Ives[1]

Cinecom Pictures was an independent film company founded in 1982 by Ira Deutchman (a former member of United Artists Classics), Amir Malin and John Ives.[1] Its first release was Robert Altman's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.[2]

The company also distributed The Brother from Another Planet and Salaam Bombay!. Its highest-grossing release was 1985's A Room with a View.[3] It closed down in 1991 after it filed for bankruptcy and sold to PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

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Ira Deutchman

Ira Deutchman

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Robert Altman

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The Brother from Another Planet

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Salaam Bombay!

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PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

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Angelo My Love

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L'Argent (1983 film)

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Boy Meets Girl (1984 film)

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Last Night at the Alamo

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Metropolis (1927 film)

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Secret Honor

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Parting Glances

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Source: "Cinecom", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, April 9th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinecom.

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References
  1. ^ a b c Biskind, Peter (2004). Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film. New York City: Simon and Schuster. p. 17. ISBN 0-684-86259-X.
  2. ^ Pierson, John; Smith, Kevin (1997). Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema. Miramax Books/Hyperion. p. 38. ISBN 0-7868-8222-0.
  3. ^ "All-Time Grosses for Cinecom". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-05-20.

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