WorldCat Identities

Amos, John 1939-

Overview
Works: 253 works in 457 publications in 3 languages and 14,543 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Television mini-series  History  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Action and adventure films  Police films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Amos
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, that followed several generations in the lives of a slave family
Die hard 2 : die harder by Renny Harlin( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member 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
Tyler Perry's Madea's witness protection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Wall Street banker has been involved with the mob in a Ponzi scheme, forcing him to enter witness protection with his family in Madea's house down South
Coming to America by Shari Headley( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member 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
Dr. Dolittle 3 by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 725 WorldCat member 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
Ralph Ellison : an American journey( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member 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
Mary Tyler Moore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a bad relationship where she get a job as an associate producer at WJM, the lowest rated evening news show in the city
Disappearing acts( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects
Let's do it again( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and German and held by 256 WorldCat member 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
Lock up by John Flynn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a convict and the vicious warden determined to break his will
The world's greatest athlete( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member 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
The Players Club by Ice Cube( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member 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
The West Wing : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
Die hard collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die hard with a vengeance: New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian, McClane careens wildly from one end of town to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game
Good times( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects
Good times( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member 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
Hunter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, are homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. Often they must go undercover to catch a variety of L.A.-style villains. "Sporty" James, a helpful police-informant, occasionally provides a bit of humor in this action-drama T.V. series
 
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Alternative Names
Amos, Johnny 1939-

John Amos acteur américain

John Amos actor estadounidense

John Amos Amerikaans acteur

John Amos amerykański aktor

John Amos attore statunitense

John Amos US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler und ehemaliger American-Football-Spieler

Джон Эймос

جان آموس بازیگر آمریکایی

جون أموس

จอห์น เอมัส

존 아모스

ジョン・エイモス

約翰·艾莫斯

Languages
English (157)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Covers
Good times : the complete first seasonThe world's greatest athleteGood timesGood timesContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black community