WorldCat Identities

Franco, Larry J.

Works: 68 works in 306 publications in 6 languages and 20,815 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Fiction  Science fiction films  Superhero films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Larry J Franco
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,789 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,618 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 )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect 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 )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When renowned paleontologist Dr. Grant agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer and his wife on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen's former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures, he has no idea that he was brought along for a totally different reason. When their plane crashes and they become stranded, they discover the island's native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than imagined
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk
Anonymous by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Shakespeare a fraud? Who really wrote about cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne? Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays
White House down by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,353 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
October sky by Homer H Hickam( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widescreen format Rated: PG (Adult themes, low level coarse language). Based on the book Rocket boys by Homer H Hickman
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically tranported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting and recently orphaned children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.--summary adapted from container
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 857 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped
John Carpenter's Starman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Mars attacks! by Tim Burton( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 541 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 )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through sublimal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible
Jurassic Park adventure pack( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 166 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
Prince of darkness( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open the container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable of horrors, Satan himself
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 145 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
Close encounters of the third kind Starman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close encounters of the third kind: Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact
John Carpenter, master of fear collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 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
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Alternative Names
Franco, Larry.

Franco, Larry 1949-

Franco, Larry J. 1949-

Franco, Larry Joseph 1949-

Larry J. Franco cinaste amricain

Larry J. Franco produttore cinematografico statunitense

Larry J. Franco US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

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