WorldCat Identities

Murphy, Fred 1942-

Works: 74 works in 246 publications in 6 languages and 11,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Horror films  Sports films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Fiction 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Videographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fred Murphy
Dreamer : inspired by a true story by John Gatins( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Crane is a Kentucky horse trainer who watches in horror as a championship filly breaks a leg during a practice run. Ordinarily the horse would have to be put down, but today Ben's daughter, Cale, is at the track. Ben impulsively buys the horse, which causes him to lose his job. The rehabilitation process of the horse is almost too much for a farm that's already struggling to survive in a modern economy, but the horse turns out to be a much-needed salve to the nearly broken family, including Ben's wife and father
Secret window by David Koepp( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a bitter separation from his wife, famed mystery writer Mort Rainey is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter. Claiming Mort has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter's demands turn to threats, and then to murder, Mort turns to a private detective he knows. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Mort soon discovers he can't trust anyone or anything
Hoosiers by -( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town Indiana high school basketball team to become a contender for the state championship
The Mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is based on events which occurred in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. He soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, an entity similar to the one seen by his late wife
The trip to Bountiful by Peter Masterson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to recapture the happiness she knew in the past, an elderly woman journeys back to the small town where she raised her children
The fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who've hatched a plan--with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master--to get these lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for, because to bring these families together, they must first be torn apart!"--The container
The dead by John Huston( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin, hiver 1904. Les vieilles demoiselles Morhan organisent comme chaque année une soirée de réveillon, où les esprits les plus brillants et fortunés de la ville se pressent pour profiter de l'ambiance joyeuse. Parmi les convives, Gabriel Conroy le neveu favori des hôtes fait une entrée remarquée en compagnie de sa magnifique femme Gretta. Mais l'insouciance du moment est bientôt troublée par la mélancolie profonde de Gretta, dont la fantôme d'une douloureuse passion est réveillée par les récits et les chants de fête
Auto focus by Paul Schrader( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Crane became well known as the star of the comedy hit series "Hogan's Heroes." With fame and success, Crane drove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of celebrity life. He eventually teamed with a video technician who helped him document his numerous sexploits. But when his fast living got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of Hollywood's most scandalous unsolved mysteries
Freddy vs. Jason( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population, except this time they're out to get each other too
Stir of echoes by David Koepp( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Witzky is a blue-collar worker, a family man, the most ordinary guy in the world. He is about to be plunged into a shattering encounter with another world. After he is hypnotized at a neighborhood party, Tom changes. He sees things he can't explain and hears voices he can't ignore. Now Tom must unearth the past to get at the truth
Eddie and the Cruisers by Martin Davidson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and French and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960's, after one hit album, the leader of the band, Eddie and the Cruisers, drove his car off a bridge. Years later, when the songs again become popular, a former band member, begins a search for the missing tapes of the unreleased second album
Heartland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1910 Elinore Randall, a widow, and her seven-year-old daughter travel by train to face two great unknowns-- a strange land and life with a man they have never met. Elinore has contracted by mail to keep house for Clyde Stewart, a rancher living in the remote frontier near Burntfork, Wyoming. Captivated by the vast landscape, Elinore acts quickly on her secret passion: to homestead a piece of land of her own. But fulfilling her year's contract with Clyde may be as challenging as the oncoming winter-- a winter of devastating blizzards, famine and isolation."--Container
Drillbit Taylor by Owen Wilson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan, Wade and Emmit attend their first day of high school and immediately meet up with Filkins, the school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins' reign of terror, they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of fortune magazine. Their best response and the cheapest comes from Drillbit Taylor, a down-on-his-luck soldier of furtune who lives a homeless existence on the beach. He enrolls them in a sort of physical and mental training, steeling them, and possibly himself, for the ultimate clash against the forces keeping them down
Soul Survivors( Visual )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Danish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling story of what happens when the world of the living and the world of the dead collide. Carrie is involved in a fatal car accident that claims the life of her boyfriend ... or does it? A pyschological thriller involving life, death and dreams
Freddy vs. Jason( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after being killed, Freddy Krueger rests in Hell. He depends on the dreams of those in Springwood to fuel his existence. But when the parents of Springwood use a powerful drug to keep the teens from dreaming, Freddy is left powerless. He decides to springs Jason Voorhees from his own personal Hell and sends him to Elm Street. All goes well at first until Jason realizes he's been duped by "the dream master" and is none too pleased. Coaxed by surviving teenagers Will, Lori, and Kia, Jason and Freddy descend upon Crystal Lake for an evil vs. evil royal battle
Jack the bear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's never easy being a single parent. But it's especially difficult for John Leary, because deep down, he's really just a kid himself. Danny DeVito stars as a widower who's determined to make a new life for his two sons, 12-year-old Jack and 3-year-old Dylan. They move to a quirky Oakland neighborhood where John gets a job as the monster host of a late-night horror TV show. Though all three try to cope with the great loss in their lives, Jack, in particular, finds his father's silly antics and increasing alcoholism a confusing burden
Metro by Thomas Carter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A San Francisco PD hostage negotiator becomes the prey in a cat-and-mouse game with a psychotic killer
RV( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers
Cheats( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome is the brains behind the operation. Sammy, his best friend, is the muscle. Victor is the tough guy, and Applebee writes "crazy small" crib notes. They're the four best cheaters North Point Academy has ever seen, but their day is over. When their newest plot is uncovered, the guys decide to go straight. But how long can they be good when every test provides a new opportunity
Scenes from a mall by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple--he's a sports attorney, she's a pop psychologist--go to an upscale mall where their shopping spree turns into something more expensive! Things go from bad to worse as they try to work out some of their marital problems
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Alternative Names
Fred Murphy Amerikaanse Cinematographer

Fred Murphy caméraman américain

Fred Murphy US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Фред Мёрфи

Ֆրեդ Մերֆի

פרד מרפי

فرد مورفی

فريد مورفي مصور سينمائي أمريكي

فريد ميرفي

フレッド・マーフィ アメリカ合衆国の撮影監督

English (132)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Danish (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)