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Franchise Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 16,337 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Science fiction films  Gangster films  Spy films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Franchise Pictures (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Franchise Pictures (Firm)
The Boondock saints by Troy Duffy( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Irish Catholic brothers in Boston become local "saints" when they kill some Russian gangsters in self-defense so they decide to go on a mission to kill all the evil men in their town. They are sought by FBI agent Paul Smecker who begins to find himself torn between busting the vigilantes and joining them
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling have landed him in trouble
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two fathers of an engaged couple meet for the first time, they know they are very different. One is a podiatrist, happy with his quiet life. The other is a CIA operative, who lives life on the edge, and when circumstances gets out-of-hand, involves the other in an arms-smuggling sting
City by the Sea by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca's job. This time is different, the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heist: Joe Moore is an accomplished thief whose career is jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, Joe and his associates Bobby and Pinky are blackmailed by their longtime fence Bergman into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, Joe and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between Joe's young wife Fran and Bergman's nephew Jimmy Silk, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. The score: Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
The whole ten yards by Howard Deutch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski has retired and is living a quite life of cooking and houskeeping in Mexico. Jimmy has been able to convice the authorities he's dead thanks to falsified dental records by his former neighbor Oz, who now lives in Los Angeles. But appearently not everyone has been fooled when Oz's wife, Cynthia, is kidnapped by Lazlo Gogolak and his goons. Gogolak is a member of the Hungarian mafia, and Jimmy previously murdered his son, so he's abducted Cynthia in order to get Oz to reveal Jimmy's current whereabouts
3000 miles to Graceland( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang pulls off a daring Las Vegas casino heist while disguised as participants in the town's International Elvis Week. On the way to change out the marked money for spendable money, the marked money is stolen
Angel eyes by Luis Mandoki( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a startling ambush, one of Chicago's best cops, Officer Sharon Pogue, is looking point blank into the barrel of a scumball's handgun. Then it happens, a mysterious stranger appears out the shadows and saves her life. She discovers that its not the first time she and the mystery man have met before. The troubled pasts of these two have led them to build walls around their private lives, but brick by brick, secret after secret, love is going to tear down those walls
Driven by Renny Harlin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talented but unfocused racing rookie Bly is cracking under pressure. With so much riding on Bly, seasoned car owner seeks help from former racing star Joe, whose once-promising career was over after a tragic accident that nearly killed him and another driver. But to steer Bly to the top, Joe must navigate his scarred emotional past
The pledge by Sean Penn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer? Before long evidence is uncovered that suggests the girl was just one in a series of brutal killings involving young girls and a mysterious man
Spartan by Val Kilmer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Service agent Robert Scott is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton, the missing daughter of a high-ranking political official. Scott is teamed up with rookie agent Curtis. Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own
Ballistic : Ecks vs. Sever by Gao si yang da( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super-operatives Ecks and Sever both want their hands on a newly developed, micro-robotic assassination device. If they both survive their personal wars, the two foes are destined to become allies who take on the shadowy forces that are pitting them against each other
Half past dead by Don Michael Paul( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An FBI agent goes undercover as a prisoner to try and gain the trust of a death row inmate and reveal his secrets. When it looks like he's making progress, a prison riot erupts and he must convince his fellow inmates to do the right thing
The big kahuna by John Swanbeck( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The careers of three industrial lubricant salesmen at a convention lie with a novice sales rep as they pursue the ultimate sale
A sound of thunder by Peter Hyams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2055, a team of time travelers accidentally changes the course of evolution, threatening the continued survival of the human race
The whole nine yards by Jonathan Lynn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When hit man Jimmy "The Tulip" moves into a comfy suburb, everyone's suddenly in danger of pushing up daisies
The art of war by Sizzla( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special agent working for the United Nations unravels a scheme to disrupt a historic summit in China
The third miracle( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest is appointed to investigate miracles attributed to a woman in New York. The probe leads Father Frank Shore to the woman's daughter, abandoned when the mother entered a convent, and the two have an affair
Battlefield Earth : a saga of the year 3000 by Roger Christian( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction film set in the year 3000 when a race of Psychlos have conquered the Earth
Things you can tell just by looking at her by Jia xi ya( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 5 loosely connected and interwoven stories showing how women deal with the variety of problems that each faces in her life. A doctor looking after her invalid mother who realizes that her own life is passing her by. A wealthy bank manager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, a workaholic boyfriend, and a street woman who dispenses advice that hits too close to the truth. A single mother starting a relationship with the dwarf who moves in across the street. A fortune teller struggling with her grief and depression as she cares for her lesbian lover who is dying from cancer. A woman police detective confronted with her own loneliness as she watches her blind sister date, and investigates the suicide of an old school friend
 
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The whole ten yardsHalf past deadThe big kahunaThe art of warThings you can tell just by looking at her