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Irvin, John

Works: 243 works in 793 publications in 8 languages and 8,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Television mini-series  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Spy films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, fmd, Other, Actor, Film editor, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Irvin
Most widely held works by John Irvin
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

78 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past"--Container
Next of kin by John Irvin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cop transplanted from the backwoods of Appalachia to the mean streets of Chicago is involved in a deadly clash that traps him between the mountain code of retribution and the badge he wears
Noah's Ark by Rufus E Hallmark( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of the Biblical story, Noah goes against all odds and builds an extraordinary Ark to protect his family from the threat of a great flood. Carefully gathering all the world's animals two-by-two, he sets sail through uncharted waters
A month by the lake( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women pursue a handsome bachelor at a luxurious lakeside resort
When trumpets fade( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four renegade soldiers are desparate to stay alive during one of World War II's most shocking and unforgettable battles in Hurtgen Forest in the fall of 1944
The boys & girl from County Clare by John Irvin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heartwarming comedy centers on two brothers, John Joe and Jimmy, who haven't seen each other in twenty years. Having parted on bad terms, they meet at the All Ireland traditional music finals as leaders of rival Irish dance bands
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
Widows' peak by John Irvin( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Catalan and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a stranger moves to Widows' Peak, she turns the town upside down with her devious lies and shocking secrets. She seduces the men, enrages the women, and unleases a major scandal, but its all part of an astonishing plan
Robin Hood by Kevin Costner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the outlaw hero Robin Hode who flees into the forest and changes his name to Robin Hood after insulting an evil knight
The dogs of war by John Irvin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by an international cartel, soldier of fortune Jamie Shannon (Walken) organizes a strike force to wrest control of an impoverished but mineral rich west African nation from a madman. An intricate game ensues where double cross is the rule: Shannon and his handpicked men find themselves caught between the cartel and the dictator they were to depose. To escape this dilemma, Shannon and his men apply their own code of honor
Raw deal by John Irvin( Visual )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaminsky had been a top honcho for the FBI before his unconventional methods of investigation got him thrown off the team. He's now stuck as sheriff in a small North Carolina town. FBI Chief Harry Shannon has a special mission for the down-and-out Kaminsky. Help him get Petrovita, the powerful and ruthless head of organized crime in Chicago, and Kaminsky is back at the FBI
Charles Dickens' Hard times( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-made, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But she soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on an extended honeymoon across Europe, a young American writer and his wife become players in a tantalizing game of seduction that threatens to destroy their relationship and change their lives forever
Turtle diary by John Irvin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A children's author and a bookstore assistant have little in common aside from their interest in the aquarium's sea turtles, but their common desire to free the captive turtles creates a bond that gives a new outlook to their lives in this romantic comedy by Harold Pinter
Bismarck: Germany From Blood and Iron by John Irvin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program focuses on Otto von Bismarck--by turns Machiavellian, affectionate, ruthless, bullying, cajoling--as he engineers the events which will ultimately achieve the unification of Germany
Champions by John Irvin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Bob Champion, a talentd young jockey, dreamt of winning The Grand National Steeplechase. Then Champion's life changed forever when he was stricken with cancer at the age of 31. During six courses of chemotherapy, in which his body literally wasted away, he refused to give up
Shiner by John Irvin( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy "Shiner" Simpson is a man who has spent much of his life making a living by skirting the law, but he thinks he may finally have a legitimate path to the big time managing his son Eddie, an up-and-coming boxer, who is set to fight an American champion in a prizefight, and Billy is convinced Eddie can't lose. But Eddie loses in the second round, and Billy flees the arena with his son in tow. Billy and Eddie are followed by a gunman who shoots and kills the young fighter, and a distraught Billy becomes convinced someone got to Eddie and forced him to take a dive
City of industry by John Irvin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Egan is a master at armed robbery, but he's seen enough and done enough time, that he wants out. However, his brother proposes a job he can't resist, which appears to be a sure thing. One of the friends gets greedy and pulls a double-cross, which sets the stage for a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse, as Roy relentlessly tracks him down, hell-bent on revenge
Free cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Cinema consisted of a group of young film-makers who decided to rebel against the stifling conformity of British cinema in the late fifties and to make their own films outside the confines of 'the system'. This 50th-anniversary compilation of short films about British working class life shows directors expressing personal viewpoints without obligation to subscribe to the technical or social conventions imposed on commercial film-making
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Hamburger Hill
Noah's Ark
Alternative Names
John Irvin britischer Filmregisseur

John Irvin Brits filmregisseur

John Irvin regista inglese

John Irvin reżyser brytyjski

Ирвин, Джон

ג'ון אירווין

어빈, 존 1940-