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Ortiz, John

Overview
Works: 66 works in 128 publications in 2 languages and 13,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Police films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films  Biographical films  Historical films  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Ortiz
 
Most widely held works by John Ortiz
Amistad by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the story of a group of enslaved Africans who overcome their captors and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captive Africans are brought to trial in the United States, this is the story of that courtroom battle
American gangster by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
Public enemies by Michael Mann ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to Chicago, where he meets hatcheck girl Billie Frechette and falls in love, but struggles to reconcile his new romance with his life on the run. Meanwhile, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover has enlisted Special Agent Melvin Purvis to use the latest techniques and equipment to catch Dillinger-Public Enemy Number One-even as Purvis realizes that doing so may stretch his principles to the breaking point
Fast & furious by Rob Cohen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every night is a championship race on the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles. Dominic and Johnny are rivals who are the boldest, the baddest, the best, and turn their challengers into dust. Along comes a challenger. Dominic and Johnny know that he is tough and fast, what they don't know is that he is a speed demon detective trying to bust up a theft ring
Pride and glory by Gavin O'Connor ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centers on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal that happens to involve his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy, but the entire NYPD
Before night falls by Julian Schnabel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Narc by Joe Carnahan ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspended from the force following a drug bust gone wrong, undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis is reluctantly goaded back into active duty when a fellow officer is slain. Promised reinstatement in exchange for his efforts, Tellis is paired with the victim's volatile ex-partner Henry and soon begins to actively seek the killer in an increasingly complex case. Tellis struggles with his conscience as he navigates a twisting road of half-realized truths, shifting loyalties and questionable agendas
Jack goes boating ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of New York City, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue a budding relationship. As Jack and Connie cautiously circle commitment, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy, confront their own unresolved issues, and each couple comes face to face with the inevitable path of their relationship
El cantante ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of romance and redemption based on the true story of salsa legend Héctor Lavoe and the woman who kept him from falling over the edge
Miami vice by Michael Mann ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ricardo Tubbs lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy. The two work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett is undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group. He becomes romantically involved with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge. Identity and fabrication become blurred, a place where cop and player become one
Aliens vs. Predator requiem ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
AVPR Alien vs. Predator, requiem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
AVP ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
AVP Alien vs. Predator, requiem ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival
The job the complete series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed comedy series from actor-comedian Denis Leary about cops in New York
Fast & furious 6 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hobbs ... has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled drivers, whose mastermind ... is aided by the love Dom ... thought was dead, Letty. The only way to stop the criminal mercenaries from stealing a top secret weapon is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks for the help of Dom and his elite team"--Container
AVP Aliens vs. Predator unrated 2-pack ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AVP : Alien vs. Predator: A team of archaeologists heads toward a 'hot zone' in Antarctica and find an underground pyramid. They wake up the Alien queen and chaos follows. The Predators are also there using the Aliens as bait for an ancient initiation ritual
Fast & furious 4-movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fast and furious: Dom Toretto is a former street racer who, along with his crew, hijacks an oil truck out on the highway. Dom is living the life of a fugitive in the Dominican Republic, but after suffering a devastating personal loss, he is driven by revenge to return to Los Angeles to bring down an elusive drug smuggler. He is reunited with undercover FBI agent Brian O'Connor who let him go eight years earlier. Brian is also on the case of the drug smuggler and he must come to terms with Dom and make amends with Dom's sister, whom he betrayed in his original pursuit of Dom
Luck ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This one hour drama centers on an intuitive tough guy named Chester "Ace" Bernstein, who has always been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations. Recently released from prison after three years, he teams with Gus Demitriou, his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the Santa Anita Racetrack in California
 
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Alternative Names
Ortiz, John Agustín 1968-
Ortiz, John Augstin 1968-
Ortiz, John Augustin.
Ortiz, Johnny 1968-
Languages
English (76)
German (1)
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