Most widely held works about Joel Silver
Most widely held works by Joel Silver
The Matrix ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--For which non-organic life is "the cure."
Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.
The book of Eli ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland.
Speed Racer ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel of his thunderous Mach 5. With the support of Pops and Mom Racer, girlfriend Trixie, younger brother Spritle and the mysterious Racer X, Speed takes on fierce competitors to save his family's business and protect the sport he loves. When Speed steps on the track, it's not just a race.
The brave one ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
New York City radio host Erica Bain is working and living a wonderful life. One night she and her fiancé David are brutally attacked. David is killed and Erica is almost beaten to death. Traumatized and unable to cope with the tragic event, Erica becomes someone else. She buys a gun and begins to roam the streets at night looking to take her revenge on the men who were responsible for the attack. Late one night, she is in the back of a convenience store when a robber comes in and kills the store clerk and his wife. The robber comes after her but she protects herself, finding that it is very easy to shoot a gun. Later, Erica finds herself confronted by two would-be rapists on the subway, and again she protects herself. The city becomes fascinated with the exploits of this vigilante killer, but NYPD Detective Mercer is trying to catch this person, before they strike again.
The Matrix reloaded ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy humanity. The citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus' conviction that the One will fulfill the prophecy and end the war with the Machines, invest all their hopes and expectations in Neo, who finds himself troubled by disturbing visions, searching for a correct course of action. In the quest to save the human race from extinction, greater insight into the construction of The Matrix--and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of humankind--is gained.
Fred Claus ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
Fred Claus has lived in his little brother's shadow for most of his life. Fred is in jail and Nicholas has to bail him out on the condition he come to the North Pole and repay his debt.
The matrix revolutions ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Beginning from where "Matrix Reloaded" ended, the technologically-gifted Neo remains unconscious in the real world, his mind caught by the devious Merovingian and placed in a mysterious subway station construct. The man known as Bane is still a servant of Agent Smith, who continues to grow in power and ability. Meanwhile, the deadly sentinels are coming dangerously close to humanity's last sanctuary, the underground city of Zion. A final battle between humans and machines becomes inevitable.
Matrix reloaded ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.
V for vendetta ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.
Lethal weapon ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring.
Unknown ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth.
Kiss kiss bang bang ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition and does so well he gets sent to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and gets caught up in a twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a gay private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies and has been hired to tutor Harry in portraying a private eye.
Lethal weapon 4 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Buddy cop action comedy. Family man Murtaugh is partner to loose cannon Riggs, who may or may not marry his girlfriend.
Lethal weapon 2 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Riggs and Murtaugh must guard a free-wheeling witness in a comedy of car chases, gun battles, under-water escapes, even the destruction of a chic hillside house.
The losers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
An explosive tale of double-cross and revenge centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team; Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar; find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda.
Swordfish ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 831 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.
Gothika ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 802 libraries worldwide
A criminal psychologist is accused of the murder of her husband, a charge she is unable to defend herself against due to her deteriorating sanity.
The Matrix revolutions ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 789 libraries worldwide
It is a dark time for the world. Zion is doomed, crushed by the unstoppable army of countless Sentinels. Neo lies trapped in the Train Station, between the Matrix and the Source. The human race is not the only ones in peril. The machines press onward against the humans, unaware of the ominous signs within the Matrix of something growing, threatening to take it over completely: the rogue program Smith. There is only one hope for both races--one force that can stop Smith--Neo. One final battle ensues, which will decide the fate and future of both races.
Die hard ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
On Christmas Eve a team of terrorists has seized a building in L.A. and taken hostages. A New York cop, in town to spend the holidays with his estranged wife, is the only hope for the people held by the cunning and savage criminals.
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