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Orion Pictures (also known as Orion Releasing LLC) is an American movie production company. It is owned by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The company made and released movies from 1978 to 1999.

Of the many movies distributed by Orion, four won the Academy Awards for Best Picture: Amadeus (1984), Platoon (1986), Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

In 1997, Orion was bought by MGM. In 2013, MGM revived the Orion name for television. In 2014, MGM restarted Orion Pictures.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Orion was famous for its RoboCop movies. The first RoboCop was in 1987. The second movie, RoboCop 2, was in 1990. The third movie, RoboCop 3, was released in November 1993.

Also during this period, Orion released the Terminator movies in 1984 and 1991. Both of them had Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator.

On February 5, 2019, MGM and Annapurna Pictures expanded their U.S. distribution company, Mirror. Mirror was changed to United Artists Releasing.

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