WorldCat Identities

Semler, Dean 1943-

Works: 289 works in 642 publications in 6 languages and 25,634 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Comedy films  Western films  Epic films  Film and video adaptations  Historical films  Disaster films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Film editor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dean Semler
We were soldiers by Randall Wallace( Visual )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a place soon to be known as The Valley of Death, in a football field-sized clearing called landing zone X-Ray, Lt. Colonel Hal Moore and 400 young troopers from the elite newly formed American 7th "Air" Cavalry, were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers dug into the tunnel warren mountainside. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history and is portrayed here as the signal encounter between the American and North Vietnamese armies. We Were Soldiers Once... And Young is a tribute to the nobility of those men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jorden er ved at gå under, og sammen med sin ex-kone og deres fælles børn må Jackson Curtis tage kampen op mod naturens enorme kræfter, for at de alle kan nå frelst frem til de arker, der skal sikre menneskeartens overlevelse
Apocalypto by Mel Gibson( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Mayan languages and English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life
The Alamo by Mark Johnson( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna
XXX by Rob Cohen( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xander is a notorious underground thrill-seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. But when he goes over the line with his latest stunt, he's faced with two options - either infiltrate a ruthless Russian crime ring for the government, or go to jail. Xander turns spy and now this new breed of secret agent is out to take down the enemies of justice with his own style of no-holds-barred action
Heaven is for real ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former pro football quarterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards
Date night by Shawn Levy( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
Stealth by W. D Richter( Visual )
7 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
Maleficent by Angelina Jolie( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful, pure-hearted young fairy, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story
Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Civil War hero learns the culture of the Sioux by living with them
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 979 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
HeartBreakers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
Last action hero by John McTiernan( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him
Grudge match ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again
Nutty professor II the Klumps by Peter Segal( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Klump finds romance with a lovely fellow geneticist. When his alter ego Buddy Love breaks out and threatens trouble, its up to the rest of the hefty Klump family to save the day
Dead calm by Phillip Noyce( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John and Rae Ingram rescue the only surviving crew member of a crippled schooner, only to find themselves the targets of a deranged killer
The patriot ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A violent extremist group unleashes a rapidly spreading lethal biological agent and takes over the town. Dr Wesley McClaren, the government's top immunologist, races to outsmart the militia men
The cowboy way ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An urban action-comedy involving two New Mexico cowboys and their adventures in New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.08 for The longes ... to 0.19 for Apocalypto ...)
Alternative Names
Sempler, Dean.
Sempler, Dean 1943-