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Sommer, M. Josef

Works: 95 works in 293 publications in 6 languages and 9,842 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Police films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Editor, Recipient, Photographer, Redactor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by M. Josef Sommer
Witness by Peter Weir( Visual )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community
The family man by Brett Ratner( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Campbell, a workaholic Wall Street exec, gets to see what his life might have been like if he'd stayed with his former sweetheart, Kate. Thirteen years after they split up, Jack falls asleep in his posh New York apartment, then awakens to find himself a family man, with his now-wife Kate, daughter and new baby
The Mighty Ducks by Emilio Estevez( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slapped with a community service assignment, a tough trial lawyer must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win
Absence of malice by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter
Nobody's fool by Paul Newman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Nobody's fool) In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions. He unexpectedly has a chance to make some of them right when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh -- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story."--Container
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A made for television version of Kevin Kline's minimalist version of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark, presented in modern-dress
The elephant king by Seth Grossman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver travels to Thailand to find his reckless brother, Jake, and take him home to the U.S. to face pending fraud charges. He finds the intoxication of Thailand hard to resist and the two brothers slip deep into despair
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden impact: Responding to cries of police brutality, Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment, tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers
The investigators by W. E. B Griffin( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Special Operatives detective and his colleagues must work simultaneously on two important cases, one of which involves a squad of dirty cops
Malice by Tamarra Kaida( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer begins murdering female students in a New England town, the college dean becomes involved in the investigation while wondering about the surgeon who has taken a room in his house
Moonlight and Valentino by David Anspaugh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A light hearted comedy about four women seeking answers to some of life's biggest questions
Agatha Christie's Sparkling cyanide( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent attorney's wife dies of cyanide poisoning; but when he attempts to recreate the crime scene, he, too, is poisoned. The heiress to the estate is the prime suspect, but there have been apparent attempts on her life also
Too far to go( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told episodically and in flashbacks, the film chronicles the good times and the hard times of Richard and Joan Maple's marriage. Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all the complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know and experience in the form of marriage. This is the story of the life, love, and subsequent adjustment to the divorced life
Forced march by Chris Sarandon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Kline is a method actor desperate for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play Hungarian-Jewish poet Miklos Radnoti, a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face the reality of those victimized by the war. As he gets deeper into his role, Ben begins to merge with his character, blurring the boundaries of truth and illusion
Enemies by Arkady Leokum( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxim Gorky's powerful drama about the social ferment that culminated in the 1917 Russian Revolution is set on an estate in provincial Russia in 1905. In a sunlit-dappled garden, some factory owners and their wives discuss the unrest amongst the workers. Rather than submit to a strike, they decide to close down the factory. When an owner is slain in a scuffle with a workman, the ensuing investigation uncovers the socialist fervor that is sweeping the countryside. The play goes beyond depicting class struggle by keenly examining the gulfs between youth and old age, vision and shortsightedness, and conservatism versus change
Citizen Cohn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, attorney Roy Cohn could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill
Hidden in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard working father refuses government aid after losing his job, even when his daughter is seriously ill
Pope John Paul II by Tad Szulc( Recording )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope John Paul II is one of the pivotal figures of this century, the spiritual head of more than one billion believers, and a world statesman of immense stature and influence. Yet, at the age of seventy-six and in the eighteenth year of his papacy, he remains a mystery -- theologically, politically, and personally. Now, through unprecedented access to both the Pope himself and those close to him, veteran New York Times correspondent, and award-winning author Tad Szulc delivers the definitive biography of John Paul II. This strikingly intimate portrait highlights the Polishness that shapes the Pope's mysticism and pragmatism, while providing a behind-the-scenes look at the significant events of his public and private life, including the inside story of the negotiations involving John Paul II, Soviet President Gorbachev, and General Jaruzelski of Poland that led to Poland's and Eastern Europe's transition from communism to democracy, John Paul II's secret diplomacy, which resulted
The Infinite voyage : the geometry of life by Gail Willumsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the origins of the brain and the questions of how we learn, how we create, and what makes the human brain so unique
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The family man
The family manThe elephant kingThe investigatorsMaliceMoonlight and ValentinoToo far to goCitizen CohnPope John Paul II
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Sommer, Josef