WorldCat Identities

Amos, John 1939-

Overview
Works: 297 works in 612 publications in 6 languages and 15,176 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Television adaptations  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Action and adventure films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Amos
 
Most widely held works by John Amos
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

68 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,770 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
Die hard 2 : die harder by John McTiernan( Visual )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,124 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
Coming to America by Shari Headley( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 1,104 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
Madea's witness protection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 952 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
Dr. Dolittle 3( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 707 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 670 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
Roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member 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
Mary Tyler Moore( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 507 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
Good times : the complete first season( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects
Die hard 2 by Renny Harlin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here it is Christmas Eve, and John McClane is off duty in the nation's capital. But a team of terrorists, in town to rescue a drug lord from justice, has taken over a major airport, holding thousands of travelers hostage
Disappearing acts by Dale Moran Bell( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 288 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
Lock up by John Flynn( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly assigned warden seeks revenge on a convict nearing the end of his term for a past humiliation
My baby's daddy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and German and held by 265 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
The world's greatest athlete( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 246 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
Let's do it again( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 246 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)
Roots( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
The West Wing : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensemble drama about the inner workings of the White House
The Players Club by Ice Cube( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 206 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
Mary Tyler Moore : a celebration( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips-plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring Oprah and millions of others
Good times( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects
 
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Alternative Names
Amos, Johnny 1939-

John Amos acteur américain

John Amos actor american

John Amos actor estadounidense

John Amos actor estatunidenc

John Amos Amerikaans acteur

John Amos amerykański aktor

John Amos attore statunitense

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

Джон Эймас

Джон Эймос

ג'ון אמוס שחקן אמריקאי

جان آموس بازیگر آمریکایی

جون أموس

جون أموس ممثل أمريكي

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존 아모스

ジョン・エイモス

約翰·艾莫斯

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