Carolco Pictures

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Carolco Pictures, Inc. started in 1976 as an independent film production company that produced such successful films as Terminator 2 , the first three films in the Rambo series, Red Heat and Total Recall in the 1980s and 1990s . The company had to file for bankruptcy in 1996 due to the poor grossing results for the films Die Piratenbraut and Showgirls .


The company was founded by two private investors, Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna . Its goal was to become a larger independent film production company for blockbuster films. On their first films, they worked with the Canadian theater magnate Garth Drabinsky as a co-producer.

Vajna already sold his shares in Carolco in 1989 and founded his own production company Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. in November 1989 .

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The background music of the Carolco company logo opening credits, which was used for the majority of the films from around the mid-1980s to the company's bankruptcy in the mid-1990s, came from the pen of film composer Jerry Goldsmith and shows parallels to the composition and instrumentation of his score for Rambo II - The order on.

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  1. ^ Lexicon of film terms
  2. Carolco logo opening credits with music by Jerry Goldsmith . Retrieved May 9, 2015.