WorldCat Identities

Riva, J. Michael

Overview
Works: 20 works in 61 publications in 4 languages and 11,641 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Melodrama  Historical films  Children's films 
Roles: prs
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Michael Riva
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit made of armor. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world
Iron Man 2 by Jon Favreau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,929 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 1,878 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
Zathura by Jon Favreau( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny twists the key of an old science fiction game. The game unleashes a localized meteor shower and wrenches Danny's house into orbit around a distant ringed planet. Besides Danny, his brother Walter and sister Lisa have to go along. Soon a defective robot, a rangy astronaut, and an alien spaceship enter the picture. The only way the kids can return their house to its proper space-time coordinates is to finish the game, but before they can finish, the game board falls into the hands of some rather nasty, carnivorous lizards
The color purple by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900s, tells the story of Celie, a poor black Southern woman, whose friendship with two women helps her overcome the brutality of her father and husband
The goonies by Richard Donner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son, who comes to their rescue
Lethal weapon by Mel Gibson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethal weapon 2: Riggs and Murtaugh must guard a free-wheeling witness in a comedy of car chases, gun battles, under-water escapes, even the destruction of a chic hillside house
Tuesdays with Morrie by Thomas Rickman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 256 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 )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 238 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 Ivan Reitman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 210 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior
Seven pounds by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois, to take care of some unfinished family business with his sister. But, Laurie is attempting to heal the psychic wounds from her previous encounter with Michael by bonding with Sheriff Brackett and his daughter Anne. Dr. Loomis has forsaken his connection to Laurie by exploiting his connection to Michael with a tell-all book. In the mean time, Michael himself roams the lonely outskirts of Haddonfield, driven by visions of his mother and his single-minded urge to bond with his sister at any cost
Essential classics( Visual )

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

Wizard of Oz : When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them
L'Arme Fatale by Richard Donner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 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
The pursuit of happyness by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son ... When his girlfriend Linda ... walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher ... on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend."--Container
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
La ricerca della felicità( Visual )

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

Chris Gardner fatica a sbarcare il lunario, nonostante tutto cerca coraggiosamente di tenere in piedi il suo matrimonio e la sua vita familiare. Abbandonato dalla moglie rimane solo col figlio Chris, di cinque anni e troverà un impiego non retribuito per sei mesi presso una società di consulenza di borsa. Non avendo uno stipendio verrà sfrattato dalla sua casa e costretto a dormire per strada. (Musicafilm)
 
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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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The gooniesTuesdays with MorrieOrdinary peopleEvolutionA few good menSeven pounds