WorldCat Identities

Silver, Joel

Works: 141 works in 1,199 publications in 9 languages and 60,184 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Police films  Crime films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Publisher, Author, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joel Silver
Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

63 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,897 WorldCat member 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
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

106 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them
Lethal weapon by H. A Turner( Visual )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member 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
V for vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, 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
The Book of Eli by Albert Hughes( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member 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 by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member 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. It's an adrenaline-fueled, high-speed charge to the finish
Unknown by Liam Neeson( Visual )

38 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member 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
The brave one by Neil Jordan( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member 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
Predators by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly invisible Predator is unleashed in another jungle, the urban jungle of Los Angeles. A police lieutenant mistakenly concludes that mangled bodies found by the police are the work of feuding gangs. Instead, he finds himself confronting a savage alien who has come from a distant world to hunt humans for sport
Non-stop by Jaume Collet-Serra( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks ... receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account"--Container
Fred Claus by David Dobkin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member 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
Veronica Mars by Mark Piznarski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veronica is an outcast in a trendy SoCal beach town. Once she ran with Neptune High's in crowd. But she's on the outside after her best friend is murdered and her sheriff father accuses the wrong man as the perp: the dead girl's billionaire father. Dad loses his job, Veronica loses her popularity and both struggle to build a detective agency and new lives. E-mail scams, cults, car thefts - you name it, Veronica investigates it. But her obsession is the murder of her friend. And she'll take any risk to solve it
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,319 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
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,219 WorldCat member 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
Lethal Weapon 4 by Richard Donner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh are put on a hit list by the Chinese Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and a new cop to finally put an end of the Triads for good
Kiss kiss bang bang by Shane Black( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member 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
The invasion by Hugo Santiago( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A space shuttle burns up upon reentry causing debris to land across a wide area of the United States. Tucker Kaufman, a member of the CDC, visits one of the crash sites and gets a cut on his hand. Dr. Carol Bennell begins to notice that people are starting to act strange. She turns to her best friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll. He takes a small sample of the material to Dr. Stephen Galeano and they soon learn the substance is not from Earth. Carol's son, Oliver starts to have nightmares and Carol thinks it is because he is about to see Tucker, his father. Tucker has been infected and begins to show little emotion. One of Carol's patients complains that her husband is acting differently. As she begins to voice these concerns, Carol begins to notice other strange things. People are staring at her as she walks by and no one shows any emotion when a woman is hit by a car. Carol soon realizes she must stay awake, find her son, and join her two friends as they try to get to Fort Dix and work on an antidote
The losers by Sylvain White( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, The Losers centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. But the team--Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar--soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross instigated by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making good use of the fact that they're now presumed dead, the group goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda and capable of scoring a few points of her own. If they can take down Max and save the world at the same time, it'll be a win-win for the team now known as The Losers
The Matrix reloaded revisited by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Re-experience the adventure by plugging into these documentary pods
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Book of Eli
Alternative Names
Džoel Silver

Joel Silver americký podnikatel

Joel Silver Amerikaans filmproducent

Joel Silver producteur de films américain

Joel Silver produttore cinematografico statunitense

Joel Silver US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Джоел Силвър

Джоэл Сильвер

Џоел Силвер

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جوئل سیلور تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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