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Davis, John 1954-

Overview
Works: 192 works in 996 publications in 10 languages and 53,728 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, Scenarist, fmp, Conceptor, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Davis
Eragon by Christopher Paolini( Visual )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Darkness Falls, The Last Dragon Will Choose Its Rider. When Eragon (Edward Speleers) finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller called Brom (Jeremy Irons) for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon named Saphira must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by King Galbatorix (John Malkovich), whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands ... Based on the best-selling fantasy novel by teenage author Christopher Paolini
Joy by David O Russell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,145 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 John Grisham( Visual )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad joins a small, prosperous law firm in Memphis, and is soon confronted by FBI agents with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm
Mr. Popper's penguins by Jim Carrey( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,778 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
Ferdinand by Kate McKinnon( Visual )

13 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team for an epic adventure in order to return to his family"--Container
Garfield the movie by Davis Entertainment Company( Visual )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,709 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 )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,668 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?
Game night by Janet Dailey( Visual )

16 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery
Daddy day care by David Patrick Columbia( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,605 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
Grumpy old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood curmudgeons' long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street
Marmaduke by Tom Dey( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,426 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
Grumpier old men( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max and John team up against Maria who has turned their favorite bait shop into an Italian restaurant
Victor Frankenstein by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,376 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
Chronicle by Josh Trank( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 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!
Behind enemy lines by John Moore( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navy flight navigator Lt. Burnett and his pilot are shot down over Bosnia during a routine reconaissance mission after seeing something the Serbian forces didn't want them to see. Once on the ground, deep inside enemy territory, the chase is on as they are tracked by rebel forces who want to make sure they are dead. Meanwhile back on the aircraft carrier, the commander, who wants to mount a rescue mission, must play political games to make it happen
Garfield by Twenith Century Fox( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Arbuckle travels to the London and decides to bring his cat, Garfield, along for the trip. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle after swapping places with an aristocratic kitty who has inherited a fabulous castle. Garfield's reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate
The Express by Gary Fleder( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the inspirational true story of a real American hero, Ernie Davis. Rising from humblest of beginnings, Ernie Davis overcame impossible odds to become the first African-American to win college football's greatest honor-the Heisman Trophy
Predator by John McTiernan( Visual )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy more deadly than any on Earth--because the Predator is not of this Earth
Gulliver's travels : Gulliver's fun pack( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Black) on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant--in size and ego! Gulliver's tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts"--Container
Predators by Nimród Antal( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD : 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 (1953- )

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 productor de cine estadounidense

John Davis produttore cinematografico statunitense

John Davis US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Τζον Ντέιβις

Джон Девіс

Джон Дэвис

Ջոն Դևիս

ג'ון דייוויס

ג'ון דייוויס שחקן אמריקאי

جان دیویس بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

جون ديفيس منتج أفلام أمريكي

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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