WorldCat Identities

Gunn, Moses 1929-1993

Overview
Works: 138 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 11,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Biography  Children's films  War films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Moses Gunn
Roots by Alex Haley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
The NeverEnding story by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nothing threatens to destroy Fantasia and its Child-Empress and a young warrior sets out to save them
Shaft by John Singleton( Visual )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory
Heartbreak Ridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grizzled Marine Corps lifer, beginning his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, leads his combat-ready platoon during the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African-American family moves into a house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves, which they soon come to believe is possessed by the spirit of a murdered abolitionist
Brother Future by Alan Smithee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slick inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave
The women of Brewster Place( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Rollerball by John McTiernan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dystopic future world run entirely by a few powerful corporations, the brutal sport of rollerball has taken the place of both warfare and traditional athletic competition. The greatest player in the history of rollerball, Jonathan E, receives pressure from these corporations to retire. When he refuses, both his life and his sport descend into chaos and bloodshed
Cornbread, Earl and me by Ronald L Fair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a promising high school basketballer (Cornbread) is accused of rape and kill him, it is up to his 11-year old brother Wilford and his pal Earl to find the courage to speak up and clear Cornbread's name
Perfect harmony( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Carolina during the 1950's, two boys form a friendship in spite of the racial barriers that divide the town
First breeze of summer by Leslie Lee( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the conflicts between a stern, hard-working father and his two discontented sons. Also tells the story of the man's elderly mother who recalls, through flashbacks the romances of her youth with three different men who all abandoned her
Black brigade( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top-secret allied invasion will fail unless a strategic dam can be saved from German forces! An untested black army unit, which has worked itself deep behind Nazi lines, is the only hope for saving the dam. Racial tension explodes when a prejudiced white commando officer is sent to forge the soldiers into a lethal combat outfit. Facing certain suicide, the soldiers and their commanding officer must earn each other's respect!
Shaft's big score by Gordon Parks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye John Shaft runs afoul of the underworld as he investigates a friends murder
Amityville( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking place before the events of The Amityville horror, tells the story of the Montelli family whose son becomes possessed by a demon despite a cleansing of the house by a priest
Black pioneers in American history( Recording )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical narratives of Frederick Douglass, Charlotte Forten, Susan King Taylor and Nat Love
Amazing Grace( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black pious church-going widow and grandmother takes over the political campaign of a neighbor running for mayor of Baltimore, transforming him from a white man's pawn into a serious challenger of Baltimore's blue-blood establishment
Roots( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
The Killing floor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Custer was a Southern black sharecropper who got a job in a Chicago slaughterhouse in the early 1900's. The horrible working conditions cause him to become a Union activist. But racial tensions lead to a violent confrontation in the streets of Chicago
Father Murphy a horse from heaven( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy and a local school-teacher decide to take on the responsibility for the well being of a group of children orphaned by a gun battle
The best of friends( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. Relive their vigorous discussions on everything from the existence of God, to the finer points of tango dancing
 
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Alternative Names
Moses Gunn acteur américain

Moses Gunn amerikansk skådespelare

Moses Gunn amerikansk skodespelar

Moses Gunn amerikansk skuespiller

Moses Gunn attore statunitense

Moses Gunn US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Ганн, Моузес

موزز گان بازیگر آمریکایی

Languages
English (169)

German (4)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The NeverEnding storyBrother FuturePerfect harmonyAmityvilleRoots