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Franchise Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 71 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 16,167 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Gangster 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 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Paul Smecker is on the trail of two vigilante brothers whose spiritual sense of right and wrong has turned Boston's streets red with blood. The victims are the villains and mob bosses that the justice system has been powerless to stop. Now, Smecker finds himself torn between whether he should catch the killers ... or join them
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in trouble. In order to get the loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or end up dead. To help him complete his manuscript, he hires stenographer, Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited, yet intriguing input, begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,105 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 get 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 1,079 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime
The whole ten yards( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 914 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 760 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 740 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 689 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 659 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 634 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. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. 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
Half past dead( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcatraz, "The Rock", has just re-opened. The first criminal to go to the electric chair is also sitting on a secret worth $200 million. An invading group of commandos isn't about to let that fortune go up in smoke. Already having an undercover FBI agent in Alcatraz, the situation has to be neutralized and he has to rescue a Supreme Court Justice held hostage. Now, he has to convince his convict "partner" and the other inmates to fight on the right side of the law
Ballistic : Ecks vs. Sever by Gao si yang da( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 458 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
A sound of thunder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 430 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 art of war by Christian Duguay( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 400 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 374 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 374 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 354 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 debating starting a relationship witht he 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 lonliness as she watches her blind sister date, and investigates the suicide of an old school friend
The whole nine yards by Matthew Perry( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas es un inofensivo, apuesto y simpático dentista que vive en Montreal en compañía de su insoportable esposa y suegra. Pero su vida cambiará repentinamente cuando Jimmy, un conocido matón de la mafia de Chicago se convierta en su nuevo vecino"--Envase
The caveman's valentine( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeless and misunderstood, Juliard-trained piano genius, Romulus, finds a frozen corpse outside his Manhattan cave. Romulus risks his remaining sanity to prove who committed the murder for the sake of justice
 
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