WorldCat Identities

Samaha, Elie 1955-

Works: 115 works in 360 publications in 6 languages and 14,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Conceptor, fmp, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elie Samaha
The Boondock saints by Troy Duffy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish Catholic brothers in Boston become local "saints" when they kill some Russian gangsters in self-defense so they decide to go on a mission to kill all the evil men in their town. They are sought by FBI agent Paul Smecker who begins to find himself torn between busting the vigilantes and joining them
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in trouble. In order to get the loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or end up dead. To help him complete his manuscript, he hires stenographer, Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited, yet intriguing input, begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two fathers of an engaged couple meet for the first time, they know they are very different. One is a podiatrist, happy with his quiet life. The other is a CIA operative, who lives life on the edge, and when circumstances gets out-of-hand, involves the other in an arms-smuggling sting
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime
The whole ten yards by Howard Deutch( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski has retired and is living a quite life of cooking and houskeeping in Mexico. Jimmy has been able to convice the authorities he's dead thanks to falsified dental records by his former neighbor Oz, who now lives in Los Angeles. But appearently not everyone has been fooled when Oz's wife, Cynthia, is kidnapped by Lazlo Gogolak and his goons. Gogolak is a member of the Hungarian mafia, and Jimmy previously murdered his son, so he's abducted Cynthia in order to get Oz to reveal Jimmy's current whereabouts
3000 miles to Graceland( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang pulls off a daring Las Vegas casino heist while disguised as participants in the town's International Elvis Week. On the way to change out the marked money for spendable money, the marked money is stolen
Angel eyes by Luis Mandoki( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a startling ambush, one of Chicago's best cops, Officer Sharon Pogue, is looking point blank into the barrel of a scumball's handgun. Then it happens, a mysterious stranger appears out the shadows and saves her life. She discovers that its not the first time she and the mystery man have met before. The troubled pasts of these two have led them to build walls around their private lives, but brick by brick, secret after secret, love is going to tear down those walls
City by the Sea by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca's job. This time is different, the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son
Driven by Burt Reynolds( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A washed-up CART driver is brought out of retirement to mentor an up-and-coming rookie driver. The two must put aside their differences in order to take a run at the championship
The pledge by Sean Penn( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer? Before long evidence is uncovered that suggests the the girl was just one in a series of brutal killings involving young girls and a mysterious man
Spartan by Val Kilmer( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Service agent Robert Scott is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton, the missing daughter of a high-ranking political official. Scott is teamed up with rookie agent Curtis. Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own
Battlefield Earth a saga of the year 3000 by Roger Christian( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction film set in the year 3000 when a race of Psychlos have conquered the Earth
Half past dead by Don Michael Paul( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcatraz, "The Rock", has just re-opened. The first criminal to go to the electric chair is also sitting on a secret worth $200 million. An invading group of commandos isn't about to let that fortune go up in smoke. Already having an undercover FBI agent in Alcatraz, the situation has to be neutralized and he has to rescue a Supreme Court Justice held hostage. Now, he has to convince his convict "partner" and the other inmates to fight on the right side of the law
Ballistic : Ecks vs. Sever by Gao si yang da( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super-operatives Ecks and Sever both want their hands on a newly developed, micro-robotic assassination device. If they both survive their personal wars, the two foes are destined to become allies who take on the shadowy forces that are pitting them against each other
The third miracle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest is appointed to investigate miracles attributed to a woman in New York. The probe leads Father Frank Shore to the woman's daughter, abandoned when the mother entered a convent, and the two have an affair
Green dragon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, refugee camps were set up across the deserts of the United States to house an exodus of over 100,000 Vietnamese immigrants before and immediately after the fall of Saigon. When Tai (Don Duong) arrives at Camp Pendleton, he is confronted by a camp filled with despair. Jim Lance (Patrick Swayze) is the Marine in charge of housing the refugees until sponsors can be found to help them assimilate into American life. Lance quickly commissions Tai, who speaks English, to translate for him. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey as an unlikely bond of friendship is formed between two men from opposite sides of the world's most infamous and bloodiest wars
The caveman's valentine( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Juilliard trained musician and devoted family man, Romulus now lives as an outcast in a netherworld on the edge of Manhattan. Haunted by delusions of a powerful adversary, Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant, who he believes charts his every move from the Chrysler building. Ledbetter is drawn out of his insanity to track down the killer of a young drifter, Scotty Gates, whose frozen corpse he discovers hanging in a tree outside his cave-like dwelling. Though the police dismiss the transient Gates' death, Ledbetter is convinced that he was murdered by David Leppenraub, a prominent photographer for whom the boy often modeled. But who is going to believe the rantings of a paranoid schizophrenic living in a cave? Not his daughter Lulu, a young police officer. Not Leppenraub's privileged friends in New York's art world. Alone with his voices and his visions, Romulus must piece together the twisted puzzle, risking his life and the remaining shreds of his sanity to bring justice to another lost soul
The flock by Flock (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erroll Babbage has spent his career tracking sex offenders, and his unorthodox methods are nearly as brutal as the criminals he monitors. When he links one of his deranged parolees to the disappearance of a local girl, he and his new partner must scour the S & M underground to find her before it's too late
Get Carter by Mike Hodges( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carter has spent his life collecting for other people - debts, agendas, and retribution. He stands alone and always stands apart, but when his brother is killed in an accident, it takes Carter home ... to the family he abandoned, to the debts that were never paid, and a mystery that will take him to the center of his own soul"--Container
The big kahuna by John Swanbeck( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The careers of three industrial lubricant salesmen at a convention lie with a novice sales rep as they pursue the ultimate sale
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Alternative Names
Elie Samaha American film producer

Elie Samaha filmproducent uit Libanon

Elie Samaha libanesischer Filmproduzent

Elie Samaha producteur de cinéma et scénariste américano-libanais (né en 1955)

Elie Samaha productor de cine estadounidense

Elie Samaha produttore cinematografico libanese

Ели Самаха

Эли Самаха продюсер

אליה סמחה מפיק קולנוע אמריקאי

엘리 사 마하



The whole ten yardsHalf past deadThe third miracleThe big kahuna