WorldCat Identities

Semler, Dean 1943-

Works: 202 works in 764 publications in 8 languages and 29,604 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Science fiction films  History  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film remakes 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Other, Film editor, Performer, Scenarist, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dean Semler
We Were Soldiers by Randall Wallace( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eventyrfilm om den uskyldsrene Maleficent, der forrådes af sin elskede og derfor kaster en forbandelse på hans uskyldige datter Aurora
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
2012 by Stills & Nash Crosby( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colton afirma haber visitado el cielo durante una experiencia cercana a la muerte, compartiendo los detalles de su increíble viaje con inocencia y hablando tranquilamente sobre cosas ocurridas antes de su nacimiento... cosas que no puede saber. Su padre, deberá encontrar el valor y la fuerza para contarle al mundo la extraordinaria experiencia de su hijo
Apocalypto by Mel Gibson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Mayan languages and English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life
The Alamo by John Wayne( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna
XXX by Rob Cohen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xander Cage es un adicto a las emociones fuertes, que hasta ahora había sido considerado intocable por la ley. Pero cuando el agente Gibbons de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad convence a Cage de infiltrarse en una poderosa asociación criminal rusa, este nuevo tipo de agente secreto (su nombre en código: XXX) acaba con los enemigos de la justicia, vengándose de paso
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong pai 1974 nian de gan lan qiu xi ju pian "The Longest Yard " , gu shi yi yi wei xi huan ying jie ge zhong jian nan tiao zhan de qian gan lan qiu ming xing hou wei wei zhu zhou , xu shu ya dang shan de le suo shi yan de qian mei shi zu qiu hou wei bao luo ke lu wei yin wei jiu zui jia che er ru yu , que yi wai zhao dao shi ye de di er chun , zai jian yu li dang qi gan lan qiu jiao lian , ba jian yu li de ge se meng nan zu dui , dui kang chang jiu yi lai xin hen shou la nue dai ta men de can ku yu zu , shuang fang si sha de jing cai cheng du ke shi yuan sheng chao ji bei bi sai
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road warrior: In the post-nuclear outback of Australia, a battle is raged by a tiny band of civilized survivors and a group of barbarians over a precious cache of gasoline
Date night by Shawn Levy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil y Claire Foster son un matrimonio aparentemente feliz que ve como sus mejores amigos se separan después de una vida muy similar a la suya. En un intento por escapar de su anodina y rutinaria vida, Phil lleva a cenar a Claire a un caro restaurante de Manhattan, en el que, sin embargo, no ha hecho reserva. Cuando los Tripplehorn son llamados a ocupar su mesa y no aparecen, Phil y Claire se hacen pasar por el matrimonio ausente, comenzando así una noche de infortunios como consecuencia de haber adoptado una falsa identidad
Stealth by Jerome Alan Cohen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, the Navy develops a stealth fighter plane. On board piloting the jet is an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war
Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to protect a US outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared. But when the encroaching US Army threatens to overrun the Sioux, he is forced to make a choice, one that will forever change his destiny and that of a proud and defiant nation
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
HeartBreakers( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
Last action hero by John McTiernan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him
Grudge match( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again
Nutty professor II the Klumps by Steve Oedekerk( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Klump finds romance with a lovely fellow geneticist. When his alter ego Buddy Love breaks out and threatens trouble, its up to the rest of the hefty Klump family to save the day
Dead calm by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John and Rae Ingram rescue the only surviving crew member of a crippled schooner, only to find themselves the targets of a deranged killer
City slickers by Jack Palance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends go on a cattle drive in order to quench their mid-life crises. Includes audio commentary from director and actors; featurettes; and more
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Alternative Names
Dean Semler australischer Kameramann

Dean Semler director of photography uit Australië

Dean Semler direttore della fotografia e regista australiano

Sempler, Dean.

Sempler, Dean 1943-

Ντιν Σέμλερ Αυστραλός σκηνοθέτης

Дин Семлер

Дін Семлер

Դին Սեմլեր

دین سملر




Bruce Almighty2012The longest yardMad MaxStealthDances with wolvesDragonflyLast action hero