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Sommer, M. Josef

Works: 117 works in 266 publications in 7 languages and 10,548 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Filmed plays  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Police films  Sports films  Biographical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by M. Josef Sommer
Witness by Peter Weir( Visual )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after the death of her husband, Amish woman Rachel Lapp takes her son Samuel on a trip to Philadelphia. While in the train station washroom, Samuel sees two men savagely murder a third. Philadelphia detective John Book discovers that people within the police force were involved, and is assigned to escort Rachel and Samuel back home, protecting the boy until the trial. Book blends in with the Amish community, but the corrupt cops Book has exposed are determined to keep their secret, and they come looking for Samuel--to silence him for good
The family man by David Diamond( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-powered Wall Street bachelor wakes up one morning next to his ex-girlfriend from years ago -- and finds that they are happily married with kids! Can this single-minded workaholic become a family man?
The Mighty Ducks by Emilio Estevez( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Spanish 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 )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 892 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 Robert Benton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 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 465 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
The next best thing( Visual )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbie and Robert are best friends with so much in common, including their miserable luck in love. They would make a perfect couple yet Robert is gay. Abbie has a one-night-stand with her gay friend and has a baby. They agree to raise the boy together. This unconventional family is put to the test when she meets her dream man
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 221 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 187 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
The investigators by W. E. B Griffin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 182 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 154 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
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 150 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
Too far to go( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 129 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
Agatha Christie's Sparkling cyanide( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 125 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
Moonlight and Valentino by David Anspaugh( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A light hearted comedy about four women seeking answers to some of life's biggest questions
Searching for paradise( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gilda's father dies, she is left with nothing but her video camera, her father's secrets, and a fascination with movie star Michael De. Santis. Using her camera as a diary, and propelled by grief and anger, she sets off for an adventure in New York City. Ultimately, she finds herself right in the middle of her movie star fantasies
Citizen Cohn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 104 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
Forced march by Chris Sarandon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 104 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 )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 98 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
Mourning becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide set against the backdrop of a small New England town in the post-Civil War era. Each episode concludes with an after word by Erich Segal containing biographical information on Eugene O'Neill
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The family man
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Sommer, Josef

The family manThe next best thingThe elephant kingThe investigatorsMaliceToo far to goMoonlight and ValentinoCitizen Cohn