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Murphy, Eddie 1961-

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Most widely held works by Eddie Murphy
Shrek by William Steig( Visual )

103 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 5,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess from a tyrannical lord
Shrek 2 by Andrew Adamson( Visual )

63 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrek and Princess Fiona are married now and her parents have a problem accepting the ogre as a son-in-law
Dreamgirls by Laurence Mark( Visual )

45 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young women, Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dreams
Shrek the third( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Shrek married Fiona the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King of Far Far Away. But when Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, that is exactly what he faces. Recruiting Donkey and Puss in Boots for a new quest, Shrek sets out to bring back the rightful heir to the throne. Meanwhile back in the kingdom, Fiona's jilted Prince Charming storms the city with an army of fairy tale villains to seize the throne. Fiona and a band of princesses must stop him to ensure there will be a kingdom left to rule
Mulan by Barry Cook( Visual )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulan: Mulan is a young Chinese woman who breaks tradition and joins the Imperial army, accompanied by a her guardian dragon, Mushu, to battle an invading army. Mulan 2: Mulan and Shang are engaged to be married and must journey to a distant city in a valiant quest to save their beloved empire
Shrek forever after the final chapter by Mike Mitchell( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longing for the days when he was a 'real ogre, ' Shrek signs a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get his roar back, but turns his world upside down in the process. Donkey suddenly can't remember his best friend, Fiona is now a tough warrior princess, and Puss in Boots is one fat cat! Together, they have just 24 hours to reverse the contract and restore happily forever after
The haunted mansion by Rob Minkoff( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Evers is a real estate agent whose latest project is to find a buyer for a huge but dilapidated old house in New Orleans. However, when Evers and his family visits the property before their family vacation, he discovers it's already inhabited by 999 ghosts, none of whom are interested in sharing the space. As the spirits make their displeasure known, Evers and his family, with the help of an eccentric medium named Madame Leota, try to get the ghosts to leave
Tower heist by Ben Stiller( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queens native Josh Kovacs has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas( Visual )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Dr. Dolittle 2 by Steven Carr( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Dr. Dolittle plays Cupid to a bumbling circus bear to help a group of forest creatures save their habitat. With the aid of his mangy, madcap animal friends, Dolittle must teach this overgrown teddy the ways of true romance in time to save his species and his home!"--Container
Beverly Hills cop by Martin Brest( Visual )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axel Foley is a brash, street smart Detroit detective who follows the trail of a friend's murderer to the posh surroundings of Beverly Hills. And before Axel gets his man, he gets up to his neck in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers
Daddy day care by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,637 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
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all
Shrek the halls( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they will remember and with no clue how to plan anything for the holidays, Shrek is forced to take a crash course in the holiday. Just when he thinks he has everything for their quiet family Christmas just right, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Gingy and the rest of the gang decide to crash the party
Coming to America by Shari Headley( Visual )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy stars as a shy, kind, brilliant "calorically challenged" genetics professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, the professor grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart
A thousand words( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-talking Jack McCall says whatever it takes to close a deal. After stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves, one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner
Bowfinger by Frank Oz( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Jiff Ramsey, brother to Hollywoods biggest star, Hollywood's least successful director stops at nothing to get him into his latest low-budget film
Imagine that( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly competitive financial executive finds his career is quickly rolling downhill after he loses confidence in his abilities. When his 7-year-old daughter invites him into her fantasy world, he may find the solutions to all of his problems waiting for him. As father and daughter embark on a whirlwind journey of comic proportions, they are about to discover that sometimes all you need is a little imagination and a lot of love
Norbit by Brian Robbins( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mild-mannered Norbit has a second chance at love with his childhood sweetheart, but the one major obstacle standing in his way is jealous Rasputia, his larger-than-life wife
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Braughton, Fred 1961-

Murphy, E. 1961-

Murphy, E. (Eddie), 1961-

Murphy, Eddie

Murphy Eddy 1961-....

Murphy, Edward R. 1961-

Murphy, Edward Regan.

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