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Morton, Joe 1947-

Works: 367 works in 880 publications in 5 languages and 46,068 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Television programs  Historical fiction  War stories  Love stories  Historical television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Singer, Director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joe Morton
Terminator 2 judgment day by James Cameron ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lethal cyborg, the T-1000, has been sent back from 2029 A.D. to present day Los Angeles on a mission to kill the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. The original terminator cyborg is reprogrammed and sent to save the boy, assisted by the boy's mother, a woman warrior whose warnings of a world headed toward nuclear disaster go unheeded
Lone star by John Sayles ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,558 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 1,487 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 )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was the scene of a passionate outburst of creativity by African-American visual artists. This documentary tells how black artists triumphed over the prejudice and segregation that kept their work out of mainstream galleries and exhibitions, and recalls the vibrancy of Harlem in the roaring twenties. You'll view over 130 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures, along with rare archival footage of artists at work
The march [a novel] by E. L Doctorow ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,303 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 author of Ragtime, City of God, and The Book of Daniel has given us a magisterial work with an enormous cast of unforgettable characters - white and black, men, women, and children, unionists and rebels, generals and privates, freed slaves and slave owners. At the center is General Sherman himself; a beautiful freed slave girl named Pearl; a Union regimental surgeon, Colonel Sartorius; Emily Thompson, the dispossessed daughter of a Southern judge; and Arly and Will, two misfit soldiers. -Dust jacket
Stealth by W. D Richter ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,253 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
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,244 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
Paycheck by John Woo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when successfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Of mice and men by Gary Sinise ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the depression era drifters
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,171 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
Speed by Jan de Bont ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Traven is a L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist. He and his partner diffuse a bomb planted in an office elevator, saving the passengers inside. Later, he is sent to diffuse a bomb that the same 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
Africa by Matthew Thompson ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic 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
Egypt eternal the quest for lost tombs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This National Geographic Special shows treasures from the Cliffside of Tombs to the Valley of the Golden Mummies
Dragonfly by David Seltzer ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 966 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
Bounce ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buddy Amaral is a smooth-talking, skirt-chasing ad exec who is enjoying his high-powered career. Then, a sudden twist of fate changes everything and leads him into the life of Abby Janello, with whom he eventually falls head-over-heels in love
The Nuremberg trials ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 864 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
Executive decision ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 849 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 by Patrick Stettner ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gabriel Noone, a celebrated writer and late-night talk show host, becomes captivated by the harrowing story of a young listener and his adoptive mother. When troubling questions arise about the boy's identity, however, Noone finds himself drawn into a widening mystery that hides a deadly secret!
The brother from another planet ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 768 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
Nightmares & dreamscapes by Stephen King ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 745 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
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Alternative Names
Morton, Joseph, 1947-
English (210)
German (4)
French (2)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)