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Barnett, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 3,237 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Humor  Case studies  Horror films  Comic books, strips, etc  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PR9639.3.I5, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Barnett
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whangara Māori people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability
Footrot Flats : the dog's tail, tale by Murray Ball( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dog meets Jess the bitch, saves Wal from an awful fate, and together with Horse the cat, is pitted against the villainous Murphys and their hounds
Footrot Flats : the dog's tail, tale by Murray Ball( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dog meets Jess the bitch, saves Wal from an awful fate, and together with Horse the cat, is pitted against the villainous Murphys and their hounds
My wedding and other secrets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Chu is an over-achiever brought up to believe she can get anything she puts her mind to. Even if 'anything' is at odds with her traditional Hong Kong born parents' wish for her to marry a nice Chinese boy. Everything is just perfect - until she meets James and falls seriously in love. But if Dr and Mrs Chu find out, she will face disownment. By the time Emily realises she's sacrificing her family to follow her heart, she has fallen hopelessly in love with James and there's nothing for it but to try and keep their relationship a secret. Then things get really complicated when they decide to marry and keep that a secret too. Based on the real-life cross cultural romance of writer/director Roseanne Liang
Outrageous fortune( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West family matriarch Cheryl is still battling to keep her family (and herself) on the straight and narrow. Both the men in her life are inside. As Cheryl ploughs on regardless, balancing the needs of family with those of her burgeoning naughty knicker business, her offspring are going their own merry ways
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize
Middle age spread( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin is deputy principal of a New Zealand secondary school. He reluctantly applies for the principal's job, in spite of concerns about the pressures of the job and problems at home. One evening Colin and his wife host a dinner party for four friends, including their neighbours and a work colleague and her husband. It is to be a party that none of the guests will ever forget
Beyond reasonable doubt by David A Yallop( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of one of the most baffling, bizarre and controversial cases in New Zealand's criminal history. Arthur Allan Thomas was arrested and convicted, twice, of the murder of two neighbours. Due to community pressure, a Prime Ministerial enquiry was held, which established that evidence had been falsified, and he was eventually pardoned and released
Strange behavior( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cult thriller about strange happenings in a respectable college town as friendly Galesburg College suddenly becomes the focus of a shocking series of murders
Race for the Yankee Zephyr( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Yankee Zephyr, a US Navy DC-3 cargo plane, has been missing since Christmas 1944 when it dropped off the radar during a flight between New Guinea and New Zealand. On board was a consignment of war medals, Christmas mail for the troops and the entire payroll for the American South Pacific fleet - an estimated fifty million dollars. Forty years later Barney Whittaker (Ken Wahl) and Gibbie Gibson (Donald Pleasence) earn their living the hard way hunting deer by helicopter on the upper slopes of New Zealand's Southern Alps. When they stumble upon an old aircraft wreck - the remains of the Yankee Zephyr - the two men and Gibbie's daughter Sally (Lesley Ann Warren) set out to salvage the cargo. But they are not alone in their quest. A shadowy group of 'businessmen' led by Theo Brown (George Peppard) is following their every move"--Container
We're here to help( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kafkaesque comedy based on the true story of one man's David-and-Goliath battle with the biggest bureaucracy of all - the tax department. He wins, they lose!
La légende des baleines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny
Footrot flats : the dogs tale by Murray Ball( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the Dog's tale: his first encounter with the sexy bitch Jess ; his loyal devotion to Wal Footrot, whom he saves from fate worse than death; his adventures with Horse and the Croco Pigs
La leyenda de las ballenas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una pequeña aldea Maori enfrenta una crisis cuando el heredero al título de líder de la tribu muere al nacer y únicamente sobrevive su hermana gemela, Pai. A pesar de ser despreciada p;or su abuelo e ignorada por la gente de la aldea, la ahora niña de doce años Pai continúa fiel a su legado y comienza a aprender las tradiciones y costumbres de su pueblo. Con una gracia impresionante, Pai encuentra la fortaleza necesaria para retar a su familia y retomar 1000 años de tradición para poder cumplir con su destino"--Container
White lies = Tuakiri Huna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paraiti is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people -- she believes in life. But new laws in force are prohibiting unlicensed healers, making the practice of much Maori medicine illegal. She gets approached by Maraea, the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society."--Container
Dead kids( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galesberg, Illinois is a quiet college town until a serial killer starts targeting local teens. Police Chief John Brady begins to suspect there is a link between the gruesome crimes and a series of secret experiments being carried out in the College's psychology department
Whale rider : [Blu-ray]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief is unable to accept his grand-daughter Pai as a future leader. Koro is convinced that the tribe's misfortunes began at Pai's birth and calls for his people to bring their sons to him, sure a new leader will be revealed. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfil her destiny. When whales become stranded on the beach, Koro is sure this signals an apocalyptic end to his tribe. Until one person prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people. The Whale Rider.--Container
Sione's wedding by Chris Graham( Visual )

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

Michael and his three best friends are barred from his brother's wedding because of their outrageous behavior. After they promise to behave, clean up their acts, and get girlfriends, things get out of control. It might take a miracle for them to attend the wedding
 
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