Amos, John 1939-
Most widely held works about John Amos
Most widely held works by John Amos
Roots ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Dr. Dolittle 3 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Maya Dolittle's growing pains wouldn't be as difficult if animals would just stop talking to her. She has inherited her father's ability to talk to animals, and her gift is turning her life upside down.
Die hard 2 die harder ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
John McClane is off-duty on Christmas Eve in the nation's capital when a team of terrorists, in town to rescue a drug lord from justice, has taken over a major international airport, holding thousands of travelers hostage. Amidst a blinding blizzard, McClane must race against time to defeat the terrorists and their murderous leader while also contending with an inept airport police chief, the stubborn head of the Army's anti-terrorist squad, and the knowledge that his wife is trapped in a plane desperately low on fuel, circling overhead.
Ralph Ellison an American journey ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.
Coming to America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant.
Coming to America ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a wealthy, pampered African prince who comes to America in search of a bride. Accompanied by his closest companion, the prince quickly finds a new job, new friends and lots of trouble.
The Mary Tyler Moore show. The complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
No longer the new girl in town, Mary has come to think of the newsroom staff as family. But along with the good times and close friendships come the often trying and ultimately hilarious situations every family faces. From Mary explaining the facts of life to Phyllis' daughter to going on a blind date to attending her disastrous high school reunion, Mary has to cope with every situation thrown at her.
The Mary Tyler Moore show. The complete fourth season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Join Mary and the rest of the crew from the WJM-TV newsroom for another season of the classic sitcom. This time around Mary deals with more adventures, both in the newsroom and with her romantic life.
Let's do it again ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Working class brothers swindle big time gamblers to save their fraternal lodge in the second pairing of Poitier and Cosby (Uptown Saturday Night).
My baby's daddy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Lonnie, 'G', and Dominic are best friends, but slacker-bachelors who aren't quite ready to grow up. Their lives basically revolve around smoking weed and trying to pick up women. By some stroke of luck, these guys manage to get each of their respective girlfriends pregnant at the same time. The fathers-to-be must now embark on an emotional journey while learning as much about themselves as they do about love and fatherhood.
Disappearing acts ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Zora is an aspiring singer/songwriter who meets and falls in love with construction worker Franklin. They discover how difficult it is and how much they must sacrifice to still be there for eachother the morning after. They both learn that it takes a lot of strength to keep love alive.
Good times the complete first season ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects.
The Mary Tyler Moore show. The complete third season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Join Mary and the rest of the crew from the WJM-TV newsroom as this groundbreaking comedy explores topics previously taboo on network television. Deftly woven in with the hilarity of the busy newsroom and repeated outrageous attempts by Mary's friends to set her up with Mr. Right come episodes dealing with divorce, meddling parents, self-esteem, and the inevitable mid-life crisis when one fears that life has somehow passed them by.
The world's greatest athlete ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Coach Archer is down on his luck and this coming season may be his last unless he turns things around. He goes to Africa for a vacation and discovers Nanu, the greatest athlete in the world. If Archer can get him back to America, he can save his job.
Roots the complete collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Roots, adapted from the Alex Haley novel that traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction in Africa to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.
Die hard collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Die hard: New York City detective John McClane is in Los Angeles to spend the holidays with his estranged wife Holly. While McClane waits for Holly's office party to end, terrorists take control of the building. As their sinister leader, Hans Gruber, and his savage henchman round up hostages, McClane gets ready to blast a few rounds of his own and launch a one-man war.
Lock up ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Drama about a convict and the vicious warden determined to break his will.
Good times. The complete second season ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects.
The Players Club ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
For gorgeous and smart Diana there is no choice but to work her way through college. It is difficult to resist the money that the club owner of the Players Club offers her to strip. She avoids the pitfalls of dancing by trusting no one except the respectable and funny DJ. But her naive cousin joins the club and gets into all sorts of trouble. Diana has to figure a way out for both of them before they go down with the building.
Good times. The complete third season ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
This three-disc collection contains all 24 classic episodes from the third season. Good Times tackled themes from venereal disease to U.S. Bicentennial and J.J.'s engagement, Thelma's man trouble, Michael's school problems and James buying a gun for protection. This was the last season for John Amos.
Action and adventure films Africa African American families African Americans Biographical television programs Biography Camps Comedy films Detectives Drama Ellison, Ralph Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film sequels Films for the hearing impaired Haley, Alex Haley family Heroes Historical films Historical television programs History Hostages Human-animal relationships Illinois--Chicago Jackson family Kinte family Man-woman relationships McClane, John (Fictitious character) Minnesota--Minneapolis Moore family New York (State)--New York Novelists, American Police films Princes Slavery Southern States Television broadcasting of news Television comedies Television journalists Television mini-series Terrorism Terrorists United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.) Women journalists
Amos, Johnny 1939-
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