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Travolta, John 1954-

Works: 856 works in 2,837 publications in 9 languages and 70,645 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Comedy films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Interviews  Horror films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Subject Headings: Actors 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Producer, Narrator, Dedicatee, Composer, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Travolta
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Most widely held works by John Travolta
Grease by Randal Kleiser( Visual )
148 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical concerning the romance between a teen-age gang-leader and his naive girlfriend, set in the 1950's
Pulp fiction by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )
205 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,090 WorldCat member 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
Hairspray by Adam Shankman( Visual )
58 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,154 WorldCat member 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
Saturday night fever by John Badham( Visual )
81 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,538 WorldCat member 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 becomes influenced by his more sophisticated dance partner
Bolt by Guthrie CSD( Visual )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rescued from a shelter as a pup by a little girl named Penny, Bolt grows up to be the star of a television series in which he plays a super-powered pooch foiling the schemes of the nefarious Dr. Calico. According to the impresario director, the show only works because Bolt is living his role, and so long as he believes it, the audience will. Unfortunately, a ratings-motivated change in plans accidentally leaves Bolt in New York City, convinced that he's been robbed of his powers, and that Penny is in mortal danger in Hollywood. With two companions--a reluctant alley cat and a rotund, overeager fanboy hamster--Bolt sets out on an "Incredible Journey"-style trip to save the day. Along the way, Bolt realizes that you don't have to be a Superhero to be a hero
Carrie by Brian De Palma( Visual )
89 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member 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 behavior is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realize is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database
Get Shorty by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )
60 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to L.A. to collect a debt from a down-and-out filmmaker, he jumps headfirst into the Hollywood scene. All would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone
A civil action by Steven Zaillian( Visual )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns
Ladder 49 by Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member 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
Wild Hogs by Walt Becker( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member 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
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member 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
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife
Old dogs by Walt Becker( Visual )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member 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 by Tony Scott( Visual )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member 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
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,510 WorldCat member 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
Be cool by F. Gary Gray( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chili Palmer is tired of the producing movies after being forced to make a useless sequel. When a music producer friend is gunned down, he offers to help his widow run the business. Checking out a talented singer that his friend had been talking to him about puts Chili at odds with her sleazy music manager, his gay bodyguard, and his equally sleazy partner. The mismanagement of the music company also gets Chili threatened by members of the Russian mafia and a suburbian rap-mogul producer & his thugs. When it turns out that the widow had been the laundress for Aerosmith, she makes contact with Steven Tyler and gets their protege a duet with Tyler at an Aerosmith concert
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member 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
Phenomenon by Jon Turteltaub( Visual )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member 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 by Nelson DeMille( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Brenner, an Army investigator, is under pressure to participate in a cover-up when a beautiful female officer is murdered
Michael ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member 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
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Travolta, John
Travolta, John Joseph.
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