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Gries, Jon 1957-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 312 publications in 5 languages and 15,744 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Crime films  Sports films  Science fiction television programs  Children's films  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jon Gries
 
Most widely held works by Jon Gries
Napoleon Dynamite by Jared Hess( Visual )

55 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight red 'fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his older brother, Kip, and trying to avoid his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napolean's life - shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro - the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer, Napoleon will have to unleash his own secret weapon
Taken by Pierre Morel( Visual )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. Bryan left the agency to stay near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization form so she can travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with a stranger named Peter. Amanda tells him that they are alone in Paris. While Bryan is on the phone with Kim, Albanese gang members break into the apartment where the girls are staying. Bryan has Kim give him a detailed description of what she sees and hears. He tells her she is about to be kidnapped. Bryan promises Kim that he will come and get her. He immediately travels to Paris to find Kim and Amanda. He has four days to find her and he uses his special skills and contacts to get her back and seek his revenge
Taken 3 by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter
Taken 2 by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers
The rundown by David Patrick Columbia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beck is anxious to retire from his bounty hunter work, but his boss, Walker, has one more "retrieval" job for him. He sends Beck into the Brazilian rainforest to bring back his wayward son, Travis. Travis is there looking for a gold statue, which he could sell for millions if he finds it. The powerful Hatcher owns the area's huge mine, and feels that anything found in the area is his property. He refuses to let Beck take Travis back to the U.S. until the statue is in his hands. Using his estimable fighting prowess, Beck manages to get Travis out of town
Stick it by Jessica Bendinger( Visual )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haley Graham is a rebellious ex-gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas. The facility is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition, costing them the gold medal. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect just in time for the VGA's upcoming competition at the Gymnastic Nationals
Get Shorty by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to L.A. to collect a debt from a down-and-out filmmaker, he jumps headfirst into the Hollywood scene. All would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone
The snow walker by Margaret K Wetterer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a plane carrying Charlie Halliday and a sick, Inuit woman, Kanaalay, crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature's worst. While search parties try to locate the place, Charlie decides to trek overland promising the woman he will return with help. Despite her sickness, she follows Charlie. Kanaalay teaches him the skills he will need in order to survive and he comes to respect her wisdom and her spirit
September dawn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes an up-close look at the devastation wrought by religious fanaticism and set against the backdrop of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. As a wagon train of westward-bound settlers makes its way across southern Utah, a confrontation with a congregation of Mormons soon leads to deadly consequences for all involved. Centered on the massacre, which continues to stir controversy over a century and a half after the fact
Endgame by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Frank by Douglas Cheney( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family from the big city spends the summer on an island. They find a stray dog, and together they find that the best thing in life is family
Natural selection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son
Quantum leap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sam Beckett leaps from one exciting identity and time to another, still chasing his dream to return to the present, and desperately hoping that time is on his side. Sam's a Navy Seal, a beauty pageant contestant, a bounty hunter, and a rock star. He even voyages to his 16-year-old self, exploring his family's history and striving to change their tragic past
Deep in the heart( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing everything job, family, hope Dick found the strength through faith that made him realize a strong family and the love of his children were the measure of a man's success
Redemption : for robbing the dead( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Heath, a grieving lawman whose daughter has recently died, is assigned custody of the ghoulish Jean Baptiste, a notorious robber of 300 graves. Against the perilous Utah desert terrain, the contempt of an entire community, and his own prejudice, Heath must somehow keep a marked man alive
Martin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Lawrence plays Martin Payne, a brash radio personality who always speaks his mind, often to the frustration of Gina, his feisty but eternally forgiving girlfriend. His buddies Tommy and Cole are always on hand to lend support, especially when Martin locks horns with Gina's loud-mouthed co-worker, Pam. Then, of course, there's Martin's overprotective mother, Mama Payne, his sassy-tongued next door neighbor Sheneneh Jenkins, and the overbearing player, Jerome, all performed by Lawrence himself
Bad turn worse( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a weekend of partying with stolen money, three Texas teens find themselves indebted to a sociopathic criminal named Giff. To pay their debt, Giff forces the teens to steal from his boss, a money-laundering gangster named Big Red. Things go from bad to worse when betrayal, distrust, and corruption complicate an already dangerous plan
Good intentions( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Etta Milford. Loving wife. Doting mother. Armed robber. With their savings gone, her husband suspicious, and their children out of control, she concocts a scheme to get back their money and save her family. There are just a few things she has to do first, including blackmailing the sheriff, holding up the grocery store, and getting some much-needed advice from the stripper at the Shangri-la
The big empty( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John is living in Los Angeles and is starting to buckle under the pressure of his own failures. With no jobs coming in and a massive credit card debt to pay off, John works part-time as a courier. Out of the blue, a strange man makes John an offer that involves delivering a suitcase to a man in Baker, CA. John will receive $27,000 in cash if he can get it to the man. John's first tip off that something odd is going on comes when, along with the suitcase, he's given a loaded gun and instructions to defend the package with his life if necessary
The pretender( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarod is a pretender. He is a very intelligent person who has the ability to slide into somebody else's personality. For that purpose, he was taken from his family as a child in order to work for a secret agency called The Centre. After Jarod escapes The Centre, he has new missions in life - to help people in need with his gift, and to find out what really happened to his allegedly dead parents. Only, Miss Parker and her team are out to get him
 
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Alternative Names
Francis, Jon 1957-

Gries, Jonathan.

Gries, Jonathan 1957-

Gries, Jonathan Francis 1957-

Jon Gries acteur américain

Jon Gries americký herec, scenárista a režisér

Jon Gries Amerikaans acteur

Jon Gries attore statunitense

Jon Gries US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Komponist, Produzent und Regisseur

Τζον Γκράις

Джон Гриз

Джон Грийс

ג'ון גרייס

ג'ון גרייס שחקן אמריקאי

جون گریس تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

존 그리스

ジョン・グリース

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