WorldCat Identities

Gries, Jon 1957-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 198 publications in 5 languages and 11,973 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Gries
Napoleon Dynamite by Jared Hess( Visual )
38 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,559 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 campaing 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 )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. 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, Albanian 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 2 by Liam Neeson( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,158 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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 951 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 )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 863 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
The snow walker by Charles Martin Smith( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra
September dawn ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 536 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
Frank by Douglas Cheney( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 332 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 )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 331 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 285 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
Martin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 233 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
Martin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 193 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
Redemption for robbing the dead ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 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
Good intentions ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 148 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 143 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 in 2006 in English and held by 129 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
Twin Falls Idaho ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siamese twins Francis and Blake Falls seclude themselves from a society horrified by their unique appearance. But their co-existence is threatened when a beautiful young woman enters their lives, challenging them to re-examine their physical and emotional co-dependence
The pretender ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pretender, the island of the haunted: Jarod takes a keen interest in an ancient symbol that may unlock secrets about his family. But Miss Parker is hot on Jarod's trail and about to make discoveries of her own. Their investigation leads to a remote island off the Scottish coast, where a set of sacred scrolls, vital to the Centre, have been hidden--and protected-- for centuries
Jackpot ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunny is a singer who one day hopes of making it big. Hitting the road with his manager, Lester, he competes in a string of Karaoke contests. The duo head west to Jackpot, Nevada, in the hope of getting exposure and the money they need to make it in show business. Along the way, the two stop at every saloon and bar along the way. Each stop means a new contest and the dream that they may be closer to the fame and the fortune they seek, and further away from the past that they left behind
Last best chance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on facts, this docudrama illustrates the threat posed by vulnerable nuclear weapons and materials around the world. The film is followed by a conversation with Tom Brokaw, former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
 
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Alternative Names
Francis, Jon 1957-
Gries, Jonathan.
Gries, Jonathan 1957-
Gries, Jonathan Francis 1957-
Languages
English (115)
French (3)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
Chinese (1)
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