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Amos, John 1939-

Overview
Works: 159 works in 299 publications in 4 languages and 12,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Biography  Film adaptations  Love stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Amos
Roots by Alex Haley ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he 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 to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
Tyler Perry's Madea's witness protection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 998 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 )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 897 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
Die hard 2 die harder by Renny Harlin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 794 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
Dr. Dolittle 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 733 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 )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 542 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"--Publisher's excerpt
Mary Tyler Moore ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 475 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 French and held by 305 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
Let's do it again ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 282 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)
The Mary Tyler Moore show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member 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
My baby's daddy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 269 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
Good times the complete first season ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects
Die hard 2 by Bonnie Bedelia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a snowy Christmas Eve in Washington D.C., a team of terrorists has seized a major international airport, and now holds thousands of holiday travellers hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer, have come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency - except John McClane, an off-duty cop seized by a feeling of deadly déjà vu
Lock up by John Flynn ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 225 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 1985 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 224 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
Die hard collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 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
The Players Club ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 192 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
Good times ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 187 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 182 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
The West Wing the complete series by Aaron Sorkin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
 
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Alternative Names
Amos, Johnny 1939-
Languages
English (110)
Spanish (6)
French (5)
German (1)
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