WorldCat Identities

Riva, J. Michael

Overview
Works: 19 works in 56 publications in 5 languages and 10,080 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Fiction  Children's films  Police films 
Roles: prs, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Michael Riva
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al caer preso en territorio enemigo, Tony Stark, genio y empresario industrial de la alta sociedad, construye una armadura de alta tecnologia para escapar
Iron Man 2 by Stan Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la ayuda de un cazador de recompensas, un esclavo liberado se dispone a rescatar a su esposa del brutal dueño de una plantación de Misisipi
The goonies by Richard Donner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of misfit kids searches for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of Mama Fratelli and her outlaw brood. The kids befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son, who comes to their rescue
The color purple by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Color it fuller, color it richer, color it even more of an enthralling movie experience: in Hi-Def Blu-Ray, The Color Purple shines anew. Celie. "Mr." Sofia. Nettie. Shug. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize novel brighten the screen in this rhapsodically cinematic adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. At the story's center is Celie (Whoopi Goldberg in her movie debut), whose search for fulfillment in a world closed to her becomes a triumph of cruelty overcome by love, of pain eclipsed by joy. Acting and filmmaking honors all came to The Color Purple. But its greatest honor is the lasting embrace of movie fans everywhere."--Container
Lethal weapon by H. A Turner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring
Tuesdays with Morrie by Thomas Rickman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This made-for-TV movie tells the story of an old man, professor of sociology, Morrie Schwartz, who is dying from ALS. He tells a former student, Mitch Albom, about dying, living and what's important in life
Ordinary people by Robert Redford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide
Evolution by David Duchovny( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 217 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?
Charlie's angels by McG( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned by their boss, the angels are given their latest assignment. A pair of rings have been stolen and need to be recovered. The rings have been coded with special information that can be used to access a list of every person in the FBI's Witness Protection Program. While searching for the culprits, they encounter Madison Lee, one of Charlie's former agents who decided that the wrong side of the law pays better, and Seamus, who once dated Dylan and wants revenge for her decision to turn him over to the police
A few good men by Gavin O'Connor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal that happens to involve his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy, but the entire NYPD
Seven pounds by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Thomas was a gifted aerospace engineer with a beautiful wife. Then, while using his cell phone while driving, his car wandered across lanes and he became responsible for the deaths of 7 others, including his wife. Unable to forgive himself, Tim sets out to give "pounds of flesh" that will give new life to 7 deserving individuals to make up for the 7 lives he destroyed. Tim intends to kill himself and to bestow gifts to 7 worthy people, which includes body organs and material possessions. He personally investigates 7 people to verify that they are indeed the right people he should help and plans to have his best friend see that his wishes are carried out after he is dead. When he begins to fall in love with one of the people he is trying to help, his plan threatens to unravel
Halloween II by Rob Zombie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business with his sister Laurie. Unleashing a trail of terror, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town's got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable
Essential classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goonies : A band of misfit kids searches for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of Mama Fratelli and her outlaw brood. The kids befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son, who comes to their rescue
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
Brubaker by Stuart Rosenberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on the true story of a reform warden who risks his life to replace brutality and corruption with humanity and integrity in a state prison farm
The adventures of Buckaroo Banzai by W. D Richter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buckaroo Banzai's latest experiments have opened the door to the 8th dimension--and have unwittingly begun an interstellar battle for the world
Zathura by Joe Johnston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically transported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills
 
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Alternative Names
J. Michael Riva Amerikaans Production designer (1948-2012)

J. Michael Riva diseñador de producción estadounidense

J. Michael Riva US-amerikanischer Produktionsdesigner

J・マイケル・リヴァ

Riva, J. Michael 1948-2012

Riva, John Michael 1948-

Riva, John Michael 1948-2012

Riva, Michael

Riva, Michael 1948-

Riva, Michael (J. Michael)

Riva, Michael John 1948-2012

Рива, Дж. Майкл

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Tuesdays with MorrieOrdinary peopleEvolutionA few good menSeven pounds