WorldCat Identities

Jakoby, Don

Overview
Works: 53 works in 206 publications in 7 languages and 3,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Police films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Adapter, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Don Jakoby
Evolution by David Duchovny( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all starts with a meteorite falling to earth near Glen Canyon, Arizona. The next day, biology teacher Dr. Ira Kane and geology teacher Harry Block from Glen Canyon Community College go to investigate. While taking a sample, they discover a slimy blue fluid ozzing from the meteorite. Kane finds myriad single-celled life-forms in the fluid, evolving at an incredible rate, even while he's watching. What seemed like a sure ticket to Sweden for the Nobel Prize soon develops into a nightmare: by evolving and adapting at an unbelievably fast rate, the aliens start spreading out, and the military comes in. Will humanity save the day?
Arachnophobia by Frank Marshall( Visual )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor who is deathly afraid of spiders moves his family to a small town where the disgusting arachnids are attacking the townspeople. He must overcome his fear to save the community, but it may already be too late!
John Carpenter's Vampires by John Carpenter( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight
Blue Thunder by John Badham( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the capabilities of the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner learn the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control. Jeopardized after being discovered by sinister Colonel Cochrane, Murphy files Blue Thunder against military aircraft in a spellbinding contest over Los Angeles."--Back of container
Lifeforce( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a space exploration team travels to examine Halley's Comet, they find an alien spacecraft whose occupants carry a deadly secret. Spacelings take over the bodies of the humans and return to earth
Double team by Hark Tsui( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a botched raid on a terrorist leaves his wife and child dead, the leader of the raid must defend his own family against the fury of the grieving widower
Arachnophobia : a novel by Nicholas Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Eleanor Fremont( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Ira Kane and his colleague, Professor Harry Block attempt to find a way to stop alien organisms from infesting humanity
Invaders from Mars by William Cameron Menzies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens invade a mid-western town during the 50's to observe earth. 25 years later they prepare to return home but first must deal with a scientist and newspaper reporter who know their secret. Invaders from Mars: Remake of the 1950's classic film. A boy battles the hideous Martians who have "taken over" his parents and seek to take over the world
Death wish 3( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Kersey has returned to New York at the invitation of a friend from Korean War days whose neighborhood is being terrorized by a gang of vicious young thugs. Arriving only to find his old buddy slain, Kersey resolves to terminate the hoodlums' crime wave and restore the frightened neighborhood to its people
Assassination games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassination Games: In a world where no one can be trusted, two assassins reluctantly join forces to take down a ruthless drug dealer, crooked cops and shady underworld figures. Double Team: When a terrorist-fighter kills a bad guy's son, he's sent to a retirement community. But when his family is kidnapped, he comes out of his early retirement and teams up with a weapons specialist
John Carpenter's vampires (DVD)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight
Blue Thunder : [screenplay] by Don Jakoby( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Korean and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 10 pamphlets, 1 sheet loose copy, and 17 photographs
Tonnerre de feu by John Badham( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronson : triple threat collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Kersey, an architect turned vigilante is out to avenge both friends and family. He is armed, dangerous, and mad as hell!
El Trueno Azul Blue Thunder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Murphy es elegido para probar el Trueno Azul, un modernísimo helicóptero de asalto. Queda impresionado por su rapidez y su alta tecnología: permite ver a través de las paredes, grabar sonidos inaudibles e incluso estabilizar un edificio. Desconfiando de la finalidad militar del artefacto, Murphy y su compañero acaban descubriendo que ha sido concebido para el control y la vigilancia de masas
The Philadelphia experiment by Stewart Raffill( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1943, la marine expérimente une méthode destinée à rendre les bateaux invisibles aux radars ennemis, mais un incident survient. Deux des matelots, David et Jim, sont projetés dans le futur, 40 ans après. Aidés par Alison, ils tentent de découvrir ce qu'il leur est arrivé..." [Source : jaquette]
Invasores de Marte = Invaders from Mars( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una tormentosa noche, el pequeño David ve como una nave espacial aterriza en la Colina del Cobre, aunque nadie lo cree. A partir de ese mismo instante, a todas las personas que van a ese sitio les aparece una misteriosa señal en la nunca y empiezan a comportarse de forma extraña. Las primeras víctimas son los padres de David. Es por eso que decide investigar la colina. Allí descubrirá horrendas criaturas provenientes del planeta Marte
Blue thunder (1983) : shooting script by Dan O'Bannon( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia experiment (1984) : shooting script by William Gray( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Evolution
Alternative Names
Edmonds Michael 19..-.... scénariste

Edmonds, Michael (guionista)

ジャコビー, ドン

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