WorldCat Identities

Franco, Larry J.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 252 publications in 4 languages and 17,776 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Batman films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry J Franco
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
2012 by Roland Emmerich ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
Jurassic Park III by Sam Neill ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another batch of hungry dinosaurs wreak havoc with humankind in this third installment. Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded to travel to the site of the second InGen lab and discovers that the velociraptors are more intelligent than anyone thought
Hulk by Ang Lee ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Banner is involved in a freak lab accident exposing him to gamma radiation. As a result, whenever the mild-mannered man becomes angry, he transforms into a huge, rampaging creature that destroys everything in his path
Anonymous ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds... who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage."--Container
White House down by Tatum ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders
Escape from New York by John Carpenter ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Big trouble in Little China by John Carpenter ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fianceĢ€e is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, in a murky, creature-filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl
Starman by John Carpenter ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden, and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days, he'll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion."--Container
Mars attacks! by Tim Burton ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little green men from Mars attack Earth in an attempt to wipe out the human race. Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians!
They live by John Carpenter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two men put on special sunglasses they see aliens and subliminal messages
Jurassic Park adventure pack ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost world: Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, it is revealed that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Originally issued in 1997
Prince of darkness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a group of graduate students and scientists discover an ancient cannister containing an evil looking liquid in an abandoned church, all hell breaks loose, including the Prince of Darkness, himself
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Batman begins: After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, Bruce returns to Gotham City and unleashes his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and high-tech weaponry to fight evil
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jurassic Park: Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dinosaur blood, which has been preserved inside insects encased in amber
Close encounters of the third kind Starman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starman: An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days he will die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
John Carpenter, master of fear collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Village of the damned: After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. A local physician and a government scientist join forces when the women simultaneously give birth ... and the reign of terror begins
John Carpenter's Escape from New York ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically transported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces
 
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Alternative Names
Franco, Larry.
Franco, Larry 1949-
Franco, Larry J. 1949-
Franco, Larry Joseph 1949-
Languages
English (174)
Spanish (8)
Italian (4)
German (3)
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