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Landis, John 1950-

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The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

164 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

89 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men that no one can stand except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of their fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

68 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,553 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
An American werewolf in London by John Landis( Visual )

64 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital
Coming to America by Shari Headley( Visual )

51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very wealthy and pampered African prince comes to America in search of a bride. Accompanied by his closest companion, he quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies - and lots of trouble
Clue by Eileen Brennan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery
Three Amigos! by John Landis( Visual )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits
Spies like us by John Landis( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about two would-be spies who are dupes in an evil mastermind's plan to take over the world
Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares by John Landis( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landis presents a personal celebration of the greatest monsters ever to rampage across the silver screen. He also explores the origins of vampires, zombies, and werewolves; reveals the secrets of legendary special-effects wizards; and converses with leading movie makers. Open your eyes to a fascinating world of movies: some classics, some quirky, some forgotten, and some unforgettable crazy!
Twilight zone the movie by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four separate stories that take place in a mysterious fifth dimension of imagination
T.A.M.I. show : teenage awards music international( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the Swinging '60s to America with the first concert movie of the rock era, and captures such superstars as the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, and many other Motown and British Invasion acts in their early prime
Beverly Hills cop by Martin Brest( Visual )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit cop Axel Foley returns and is in pursuit of the bad guys at LA's popular theme park, WonderWorld
Battle for the planet of the apes by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of human mutants and a band of militant gorillas threaten to break the peace of the ape tribe and overthrow the leadership of the benevolent Caesar
Burke & Hare by John Landis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and German and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1820's. William Burke and William Hare luck into some easy money when they discover they can sell a fresh cadaver to Dr. Knox at Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. However, the next cadaver is not quite so easy to obtain, and when word gets out of how profitable the trade is, the duo find themselves blackmailed and in dire need of more bodies. Based on a true story
The Kentucky fried movie by John Landis( Visual )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skits satirize movies, television programs and other features of modern day life
Oscar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago's top gangster Snaps Provolone promises his father that he'll quit the life of crime. But as he tries to get out of the rackets, he finds that going straight is the toughest job he's ever pulled
Innocent blood by John Landis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a vampire who puts Pittsburgh in peril when she fails to kill off one of her victims, a mob boss who realizes how lucky he is to be a vampire with deadly powers
For the birds by Laurence Trott( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the night by John Landis( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Orkin is an insomniac with a cheating wife and a dull job. His chances for excitement look hopeless until a mysterious blond named Diana drops onto the hood of his car. Diana leads him on a merry and murderous chase where the payoff could be in dollars or death
The Stupids( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stupids attempt to discover what happens to the garbage that disappears from their lawn every week (they think it has been stolen) and accidentally save the world. The father, Stanley, goes undercover posing as a tree and unknowingly stumbles into an international arms-smuggling scheme. He believes that the garbage theft is perpetrated by his old enemy from the Post Office, "Sender". His absence worries his equally befuddled children, who go looking for him. Meanwhile he is chased by both the weapons smugglers and beings from outer space
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Ioannes Landis

John Landis Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Landis amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent und Schauspieler

John Landis cineasta estadounidense

John Landis Director, produtor e guionista estadounidense

John Landis réalisateur, acteur, producteur de cinéma et scénariste américain

John Landis regista statunitense

John Landis reżyser amerykański

Джон Лендіс

Джон Лэндис

ג'ון לנדיס

جان لندیس بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جون لانديس

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랜디스, 존 1950-

존 랜디스


ランディス, ジョン


National Lampoon's Animal houseAn American werewolf in LondonClueThree Amigos!Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmaresTwilight zone the movie