Travolta, John 1954-
Most widely held works about John Travolta
Most widely held works by John Travolta
Grease ( Visual )
83 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
It's love when a greaser falls for a good girl in this classic musical depicting young life in the fifties.
Hairspray ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,980 libraries worldwide
A teenage girl simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation in her native Baltimore.
Bolt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Super-dog Bolt is the star of a hit TV show. His life is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue. When Bolt is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penney, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt immediately springs into action to save her from the forces of evil. With the help of his number one fan and loyal partner, Rhino, and an alley cat named Mittens, they embark on an extraordinary mission to reunite with Penney. Along the way, Bolt realizes that you don't have to be a Superhero to be a hero.
Pulp fiction ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,663 libraries worldwide
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Wild Hogs ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
Four middle-aged men decide to take a motorcycle road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. These "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink, not knowing that the bar belongs to the Del Fuegos, a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, Woody, one of the Hogs decides to steal the bike back. Woody cuts the fuel pipes of the bikes and provokes an accident that explodes the bar, but he does not tell the truth to his friends. When they stop in the small town of Madrid without gas, Dudley falls in love with the waitress and owner of the local bar Maggie. The Del Fuegos pursue the Hogs and trap them in the town.
Ladder 49 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
Probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran of the Baltimore Fire Department under the watchful eye of his mentor Chief Mike Kennedy. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. As Jack reflects on his life - seeing his first fire, bonding with fellow firefighters, the impact his job has had on his wife and kids - Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save Jack's life.
Carrie ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
"Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her classmates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk, to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database.
Get Shorty ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster, so when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down and out filmmakerHarry Zimm, he talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Everything would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it were't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone.
Pulp fiction ( Visual )
95 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Old dogs ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Dan and Charlie are two best friends who, together, have built a successful marketing empire, but have somehow managed to avoid ever really grown up. Their lives have been turned upside down when they are charged with the care of seven-year-old twins while on the verge of a big business deal. The clueless bachelors stumble in their efforts, leading to one debacle after another, with a gorilla and some pecking penguins. Dan and Charlie learn as much from the kids as vice versa.
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Saturday night fever ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
The story of a Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king; he begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated life style.
Face/off ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home.
Phenomenon ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
A simple, small town garage mechanic who suddenly develops amazing mental abilities must face governmental investigation, scientific scrutiny, and ostracism by even his closest friends. But with the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life.
The general's daughter ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is raped and murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.
The thin red line ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war.
Michael ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with an "angel expert", are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her motel with a real, live archangel named Michael.
Look who's talking ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 libraries worldwide
If you've always wanted to know what a baby thinks of the world around him, you've finally got your chance. With Bruce Willis supplying the voice of Mikey's thoughts, this is one baby who says exactly what's on his mind.
Swordfish ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
When the DEA shuts down a dummy corporation operation code named SWORDFISH, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by Gabriel, wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money.
Our friend, Martin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about--and actually meet--the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality.
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