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Morton, Joe 1947-

Works: 343 works in 1,047 publications in 6 languages and 46,945 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary television programs  Police films  Gangster films  Historical films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Other, Director, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joe Morton
Lone star by John Sayles( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,473 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
Against the odds : the artists of the Harlem Renaissance( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was the scene of a passionate outburst of creativity by African-American visual artists. Rich archival footage, including newsreels and photographs, recalls the influential force of the exhibitions, the vibrancy of Harlem and the many significiant personalities that shaped the movement, such as William E. Harmon, W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke
Stealth by Jerome Alan Cohen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, the Navy develops a stealth fighter plane. On board piloting the jet is an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic but familiar world, a high-tech engineer whose memory has been partially erased must use a group of unrelated objects, including a wire, a ticket stub and a bus token as clues to discover the truth about his previous identity, and collect a paycheck he had been awaiting. Based on the short story by science fiction author Phillip K. Dick
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
Speed by Jan de Bont( Visual )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour-- or the bomb will explode
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
The march [a novel] by E. L Doctorow( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant
The Nuremberg trials( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This American Experience production draws upon rare archival material and eyewitness accounts to re-create the dramatic tribunal that defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
Egypt eternal the quest for lost tombs( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This National Geographic Special shows treasures from the Cliffside of Tombs to the Valley of the Golden Mummies
Africa by Harvey Lilley( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series presenting Africa through the eyes of its people, conveying the beauty and diversity of the continent and the compelling personal stories of those who shape its future
Jersey girl by Kevin Smith( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jersey girl:Ollie is madly in love with his wife. But when the Manhattan music publicist's wife dies in childbirth, Ollie's life becomes emotionally shattered. Not sure what to do next, he moves to New Jersey with his infant daughter to live with his dad. Juggling his career and single parenthood proves more than Ollie can manage, and one day he's fired after he bungles a major press event. He devotes his time to his daughter and ends up frequenting a local video store where he strikes up a friendship with a woman named Maya
Executive decision by Stuart Baird( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and French and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team must board a hijacked 747 in mid-air, disable a nerve-toxin bomb that could kill the U.S. eastern seaboard, and rescue the passengers
The night listener( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions of the boy's identity comes up, the host's life is thrown into chaos
Nightmares & dreamscapes by Stephen King( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best-selling authors to ever set pen to paper, Stephen King crafts macabre tales of the highest order. In his third collection of short stories, King displays the range and fecundity of imagination that his readers savor
The brother from another planet by John Sayles( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth--in Harlem--and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"--Container
Tap by Nick Castle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Washington is a promising but disillusioned tap dancer just released from Sing Sing who must resolve the conflict between his craft and the fast track life of a high-stakes thief
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Alternative Names
Joe Morton acteur américain

Joe Morton ameerika näitleja

Joe Morton Amerikaans acteur

Joe Morton amerikansk skådespelare

Joe Morton amerikansk skodespelar

Joe Morton amerikansk skuespiller

Joe Morton amerikāņu aktieris

Joe Morton attore statunitense

Joe Morton US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Joe Morton yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Morton, Joseph 1947-

Джо Мортон

Джо Мортън

جو مورتون (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

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English (244)

Spanish (17)

German (8)

French (5)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)

StealthPaycheckThe march [a novel]DragonflyEgypt eternal the quest for lost tombsExecutive decision