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Davis, John 1954-

Overview
Works: 149 works in 677 publications in 9 languages and 45,117 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Children's films  Dark comedy films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, Scenarist, Conceptor, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Davis
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max and John team up against Maria who has turned their favorite bait shop into an Italian restaurant
Eragon by Stefen Fangmeier( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a kingdom ravaged by darkness and tyranny, one small ray of hope emerges when a mysterious blue 'stone' turns out to be the last dragon's egg in existence
Joy by David O Russell( Visual )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce
The Firm by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch McDeere is a brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad. Driven by a fierce desire to bury his working-class past, Mitch joins a small, prosperous Memphis firm that affords Mitch and his wife an affluent lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams. But when FBI agents confront him with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm, Mitch sets out to find the truth in a deadly crossfire between the FBI, the Mob, and a force that will stop at nothing to protect its interests -- The Firm
Mr. Popper's penguins by Jim Carrey( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Popper's Penguins is the story of a boy whose explorer father loves him but neglects him in favor of his career. Once the boy grows to sharkish real-estate wheeler-dealer manhood in NYC, he does the same thing to his wife, daughter, and son. Promised a partner position in his real-estate firm, he woos a reluctant seller to part with the Tavern on the Green. Life is going fine until his dad's final gift to him arrives. Then Mr. Popper's life changes radically, because the gift is penguins--live, breathing, fish-loving penguins. Mr. Popper, at first vexed and then beguiled by the creatures, tries to deal with them, his job, his children, his ex-wife, a nosy neighbor, an officious zoo guy, and the state of his soul
Garfield the movie by Jim Davis( Visual )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garfield's owner, Jon, takes in sweet, but dimwitted pooch Odie, turning Garfield's perfect world upside-down. Now Garfield wants only one thing: Odie out of his home and his life! But when the hapless pup disappears and is kidnapped by a nasty dog trainer, Garfield, feeling responsible, tears himself away from the TV and springs into action
I, robot by Alex Proyas( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago, 2035. Detective Del Spooner distrusts robots. But why? The Three Laws of Robotics form a perfect circle of logic and protection for humans--all robots are "3 laws safe" from the instant they roll off the assembly line. When U.S. Robotics founder Dr. Alfred Lanning apparently commits suicide, Spooner is assigned to investigate. It appears that Dr. Lanning, the father of robotics, was murdered by a prototype of the latest generation robot, an NS-5 named Sonny. Dr. Susan Calvin, a specialist in robot psychology is assigned to assist Spooner. She cannot believe that a robot could commit a crime, let alone a murder. That would mean the Sonny has violated the Three Laws. If robots can break the laws, there is nothing to stop them from taking over the world, since humans have grown completely dependent upon them. Perhaps ... they already have?
Daddy day care by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

12 editions published in 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two fathers find themselves out of work, they decide to start a day care center. When their business starts to take off, the head of a competing prestigious childrens academy tries, with hilarious results, to put them out of business
Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the President of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of control, and the president needs Maya's help. Now it's up to Maya and Lucky to stop a canine catastrophe from becoming a national crisis!"--Container
Predator by Arnold Schwarzenegger( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly invisible Predator is unleashed in another jungle, the urban jungle of Los Angeles. A police lieutenant mistakenly concludes that mangled bodies found by the police are the work of feuding gangs. Instead, he finds himself confronting a savage alien who has come from a distant world to hunt humans for sport
Marmaduke by Tom Dey( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comedy, the 'Duke' is livin' large in Orange County, California. But fitting in with his new four-legged friends isn't always easy for a super-sized teenage dog
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when sucessfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Chronicle by Josh Trank( Visual )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' 'gifts,' and their lives, spin dangerously out of control!
Victor Frankenstein by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today
The Express by Gary Fleder( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernie Davis was born in New York and raised in poverty. He overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangmen. With the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder, Ernie would develop from an impressive high school athlete into a college legend. Ernie would become the first black to win the Heisman Trophy. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Ernie broke through one barrier after another to alter the way football fans looked at black men. Following his draft by the NFL, he was struck a terrible blow in the prime of his life. Ernie would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a civil rights movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field
Behind enemy lines by John Moore( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American naval aviator is shot down over Bosnia while in the midst of a routine reconnaissance mission during the Yugoslav War
Norbit by Brian Robbins( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norbit is a mild-mannered man who in 1967 was abandoned by his parents and left at an orphanage as a baby. He is raised by the owner of the orphanage, Mr. Wong. He becomes friends with another orphan, Kate. When Kate is adopted, Norbit feels lonely but is protected by the fat and big Rasputia. When they grow up, Rasputia becomes a monstrous woman. She and Norbit get married. When Kate returns to her hometown, she has decided to buy Mr. Wong's orphanage. Norbit recalls his friendship and falls in love with her. But Rasputia, her gangster brothers and Deion Hughes, Kate's fiancé, have other intentions for the orphanage
AVP : Alien vs. Predator by Paul Anderson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of archaeologists heads toward a 'hot zone' in Antarctica and find an underground pyramid. They wake up the Alien queen and chaos follows. The Predators are also there using the Aliens as bait for an ancient initiation ritual
Dr. Dolittle 2 by Steven Carr( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a world-famous lecturer and physician to both people and animals alike, Dr. Dolittle must act to save the forest home of some animal friends, but first he needs to teach a bumbling show biz bear survival techniques so that he may be reintroduced into the forest and meet the bear of his dreams
Predators by Nimród Antal( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royce is a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human 'predators' find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it's the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, John A. 1954-

Davis, John A. ca. 1954-

Davis, John A. (John Andrew), 1954-

Davis, John Andrew 1954-

John Davis Amerikaans filmproducent

John Davis producteur de films américain

John Davis produttore cinematografico statunitense

John Davis US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Τζον Ντέιβις

Джон Дэвис

ג'ון דייוויס

ג'ון דייוויס שחקן אמריקאי

جان دیویس بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ジョン・デイヴィス

约翰·戴维斯 (制片人)

約翰·戴維斯 (電影監製)

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