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Semler, Dean 1943-

Works: 235 works in 544 publications in 5 languages and 21,860 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Police films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Western films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Film editor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Dean Semler
We were soldiers ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,124 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
Apocalypto by Mel Gibson ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Mayan languages and English and held by 1,690 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 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,620 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 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,485 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
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,411 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 )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,322 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 )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,221 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
Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eroe suo malgrado, un ufficiale dell'esercito nordista abbandona la civiltà per conoscere la frontiera prima che scompaia: scoprirà che gli indiani non sono selvaggi e che i bianchi portano violenza e sopraffazione. (Mereghetti)
Dragonfly by David Seltzer ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 962 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 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
Last action hero by John McTiernan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 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
Nutty professor II the Klumps by Peter Segal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 454 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 German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veteran sailor John Ingram and his wife Rae rescue the only survivor from a sinking ship and take him aboard their yachet. However, their passenger has something strange about him which makes John suspicious
The Patriot ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader
The cowboy way ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An urban action-comedy involving two New Mexico cowboys and their adventures in New York
Eye see you ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brutal seral killer is targeting cops, and detective Malloy is on the trail. But now the killer is making it personal, and his dedication becomes a twisted emotional nightmare. Time is running out, and so are the options, as Malloy engages in an extreme game of cat-and-mouse with a killer who won't be stopped
Gone fishin' ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gus and Joe eagerly anticipate another quiet, relaxing fishing trip. Only things don't go quite as they planned! Instead they innocently create an unstoppable series of outrageous mishaps, destroying everything in their wake!
The road warrior ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max drives the roads of outback Australia in a never-ending search for gasoline. Lining up against him are warriors decked out in heavy-metal costumes. The battle is joined over a tiny band of civilized survivors with their precious hoard of fuel
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Alternative Names
Sempler, Dean.
Sempler, Dean 1943-
English (139)
Spanish (11)
Mayan languages (10)
German (6)
Italian (1)