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Davison, Jon 1949 July 21-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 216 publications in 5 languages and 6,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Parody films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film adaptations  Police films  Action and adventure films  Disaster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Davison
Starship troopers by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

55 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of dedicated young soldiers must rise to the challenge of intergalactic warfare with a species of terrifying alien insects that threaten to eliminate the human race
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top secret!: Parody film that pits American rock star Nick Rivers against the dreaded East German High Command. It's a race against time as Nick teams up with Hillary Flammond to find her father before he can create the ultimate super weapon-- the Polaris Mine
The 6th day by Roger Spottiswoode( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam is an ace pilot in the very near future who is having a serious identity crisis. An evil corporation illegally cloned him, and now they're trying to kill him to hide the evidence. Torn from his beloved family and faced with a shocking exact duplicate of himself, Adam races against time to reclaim his life and save the world from the underground cloning movement
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an "Elvis" movie and a World War II "underground resistance" thriller. In his film debut, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a Presley-like American rock idol sent behind the Iron Curtain on a goodwill tour. Before long, he is involved in a complex espionage scheme thanks to beautiful Lucy Gutteridge, the daughter of a scientist (Michael Gough) held captive by the Communists. Also essential to the action is flamboyant resistance leader Christopher Villiers, who behaves like Victor Mature in Betrayed (1954) and talks like James Mason. Adhering to Z-A-Z's cheerful disregard for people, places and events, the East Germans are depicted as Nazis, while the Underground is comprised of Frenchmen. The plot is mainly an excuse for the Z-A-Z team's fondness for joke-a-minute lampoonery, skewering cinematic targets ranging from The Blue Lagoon (1980) to The Wizard of Oz (1939). As in Z-A-Z's other efforts, Top Secret! scores its biggest yocks when invoking cliches that we never realized were cliches-and falls on its face whenever attempting a too-obvious gag (the biggest clinker: that pigeon statue in the park). Everyone has his or her favorite bits in this film: our faves include the resistance fighter named Deja Vu ("Haven't we met somewhere before "), Kilmer's horrible nightmare while being tortured (he arrives too late to take final exams), the army-booted cow, the sensitive Pinto, and the East German National Anthem, sung to the tune of the Shorewood (Wisconsin) High School marching song. But let's say no more: comedy of this nature is designed to be seen, not written or read about
Starship troopers by Edward Neumeier( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Starship Troopers hide in an abandoned outpost after battling alien bugs. The group recovers but fails to realize that more danger is ahead
White dog( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German shepherd is adopted by an actress who learns that the dog has been trained to attack only African Americans. Now it's up to an animal trainer to try to change the dog
RoboCop 2 by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robocop, the half man/half machine cop, is back, and his mission is to rid the streets of Detroit of a new and deadly drug, "Nuke." To complicate matters, the evil corporation that created him wants to take over the city and develop RoboCop 2, a newer and more powerful version to replace the original
Piranha by Joe Dante( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While searching for missing teenagers. novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown and local town boozer Paul Grogan stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When the deadly eating machines are accidentally released from the compound, they're soon headed downstream and consuming everything, and anything, in their path. Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river ..."--Container
RoboCop by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RoboCop is designed to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. The cyborg, created from the body of a slain Detroit police officer, is programmed to serve the public trust, uphold the law and protect the innocent. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated
Robocop trilogy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robocop: "Set in Detroit sometime in the near-future, the film is about a policeman killed in the line of duty, who the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The robocop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him."--Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide
Searchers 2.0( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As child actors, Mel and Fred were beaten and whipped by an imperious screenwriter, Fritz Frobisher. Now the elderly Fritz is to appear at a tee-shirt signing ceremony in Monument Valley, AZ, where his great films were made. Still living in LA and seeking work as actors, Mel and Fred decide to go to Monument Valley and give Fritz a drubbing. Since niether of them has a working car, they invite Mel's estranged daughter, Delilah, to give them a ride"--Container
Robocop 3-movie set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robocop: "Set in Detroit sometime in the near-future, the film is about a policeman killed in the line of duty, who the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The robocop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him."--Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide
Trapped in Paradise( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers plan to rob a bank, but the people in the town are so nice, they can't bring themselves to do it
Starship troopers trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starship troopers 3: Col. Johnny Rico is back to lead his team on a secret mission to rescue a small crew of troopers stranded on the remote planet of OM-1. Battling bugs, both new and old, the new "Marauder" advanced weapons technology may be their only hope against a treasonous element operating within the Federation itself. As Captain Lola Beck and the rest of the starship crew fight to survive in the harsh conditions, it begins to dawn on them that something on OM-1 is very, very wrong. This time the bugs have a secret weapon that could destroy humanity
Grand theft auto by Ron Howard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, independent young woman grabs her father's Roll-Royce and her true love and heads for Las Vegas to get married. A reward for their return results in a wild chase with high speeds, superb stunts, and comedy mixed with car crashes
Airplane! ; Airplane II, the sequel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airport II: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track--again?
Starship troopers ; Starship troopers 2: hero of the federation ; Starship troopers 3: marauder by Casper Van Dien( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starship troopers 3: The war against the Bugs continues! A Federation Starship crash-lands on the distant Alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It's up to Colonel Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on Planet P, to lead a team of Troopers on a daring rescue mission
Airplane! ; and, Airplane II : the sequel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airplane II : the sequel: There's a mad bomber on board, the first lunar shuttle is about to self-destruct, the engines are not working, and--worst of all--the flight crew discovers they are completely out of coffee!
Top secret! (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American rock star teams up with the daughter of a scientist to find the scientist before he creates the ultimate weapon, in this spoof of war epics and Elvis films
Hollywood Boulevard( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet, wet-behind-the-ears Candy Wednesday, an ingénue fresh off the bus from Indiana, arrives in Los Angeles to become an actress. Securing the services of scruffy talent agent Walter Paisley, she gets a gig as a stunt woman for prolific schlock studio Miracle Pictures (their motto: "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle!"). After several tawdry potboilers, she becomes Miracle Pictures' latest drive-in movie queen. Alas, a vicious unknown killer has been randomly picking off actresses on Miracle film sets. Who's doing it? Is Candy next on the list? Who will survive and what will become of Miracle Pictures?
 
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Davison, Jon F. 1949-

Davison, Jon Hartley 1949-

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Jon Davison producteur de films américain

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Jon Davison productor de cine estadounidense

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جون دافيسون منتج أفلام أمريكي

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