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Jacks, James

Overview
Works: 131 works in 410 publications in 6 languages and 16,542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Horror films  History  Western films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Jacks
 
Most widely held works by James Jacks
The Mummy Returns by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's now 1933, 10 years after Rick and Evie met. They're married, settled in London and are raising their 8 year old son, Alex. Imhotep's corpse has been brought to the British Museum, and resurrected; the mummy walks the earth again, determined to become immortal. Another force born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism, even more powerful than Imhotep, has also been set loose in the world. When these two forces clash, the world will hang in the balance, sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world, and rescue their son
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920s, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Jonathan to mysterious Hamunaptra. While Johnathan is keen on finding the legendary Egyptian treasures, Evelyn wants to search for the Book of the Living, which would clarify a lot in historical knowledge about the ancient Egyptians. Unfortunately, they free Imhotep's mummy from his eternal prison. Imhotep, a former high priest to the pharoah, wants not only to use Evelyn's body to bring back his mistress Anck Su Namunut, but also to rule the world
The scorpion king by Chuck Russell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Memnon rules over nearly all the known world, defeating his enemies in battle with the help of a beautiful sorceress. "Free tribes" form a fragile alliance to fight Memnon, and hire a trio of assassins to kill the sorceress and thus remove Memnon's advantage. The assassins are betrayed by the son of one of the tribal leaders, and Mathayus finds himself unable to kill Cassandra. Mathayus abducts the sorceress, who explains that Memnon was holding her against her will. Mathayus then uses his newfound sense of justice to convince the surviving tribal leaders to join forces again to defeat Memnon
Tombstone by Andrew G Vajna( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral
The gift by Billy Bob Thornton( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annie has 'the Gift'. Some fear her, others claim she's a witch. But now, a murder has ben committed and only she can solve it. On a twisted trail of open infidelity and jealous rage, she sees visions that will haunt her and discovers a truth that will tear the town apart"--Promotional materials
Dazed and confused by Richard Linklater( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age story of high school students in the '70s. Eight seniors facing life after high school have one last party
The hunted by Benicio del Toro( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After brutally slaying four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slayings are the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with gulit for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ruthless assassin, know only as the Jackal, is out to eliminate someone very high up in the U.S. government. In order to track down this coldblooded killer and prevent the hit, the FBI's Deputy Director and a Russian intelligence officer must enlist the aid of an imprisoned Irish terrorist. These unlikely allies enter a global race against the clock to stop the mysterious mercenary before he can complete his deadly assignment
The Scorpion King : rise of a warrior( Visual )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prequel to The Mummy series of films, and follows the story of Mathayus the Scorpion King, the character featured in The Mummy Returns. When a young Mathayus witnesses his father's death at the hands of the king, his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world
A simple plan by Sam Raimi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hank, Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed plane in a nature preserve, they quickly come up with the plan to keep the money safe until the plane has been found by others and the dust has settled. But Jacob, Hank's brother, and Lou, a friend, do not behave the way they decided to. Lou, constantly in financial debt, wants his share soon and Jacob wishes to renovate their parents' farm. The trusty atmosphere between the unequal partners dissolves slowly, and intrigues are spun. Also, accidents start happening and when an FBI agent comes into town, looking for a crashed plane, Hank and his partners get into very deep water
Mallrats by Kevin Smith( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When T.S. is dumped by his girlfriend, he retreats to the mall with his comic book-loving best friend Brodie, whose girlfriend has also left him. Between brooding and visits to the food court, the unmotivated suburban New Jersey teenagers decide to win their girlfriends back with the help of Silent Bob and Jay, the ultimate delinquents, as they scheme to disrupt T.S.'s girlfriend's father's dating game TV show that is going to be broadcast from the local mall
Down to Earth( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Lance Barton, a struggling black comedian, wants on Earth is landing a spot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Before he can get there he dies before his time on Earth is up. Since returning to Earth in his own body is impossible, Lance gets a second chance at life - as a wealthy, callous, old white mogul
Michael by Franz Ferdinand (Musical group)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant new comedy from the director of Sleepless in Seattle. He drinks, he smokes, he loves a fight, he dances like a demon and to women - he smells like cookies. John Travolta stars as Michael - an angel who's definitely not a saint - sent to earth to help hardened journalists, played by William Hurt and Andie MacDowell find love again. As romantic as Ghost, as funny as While you were sleeping
The Mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress, Egyptian priest Imhotep was mummified alive and cursed. But in 1923 he is inadvertently resurrected by treasure hunters and must be stopped before he can wreak his final vengeance on the world
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrill of the hunt. It's the ultimate drug, and the more intense the rush, the higher the price. Banking on this equation is sadistic mercenary Emil Fouchon, who is recruiting homeless combat veterans for the "amusement of his clients"--Bored tycoons who will pay half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man
City of angels / Michael / Turner Pictures presents an Alphaville production ; a Nora Ephron film ; story by Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; screenplay by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron and Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; produced by Sean Daniel, Nora Ephron, James Jacks ; directed by Nora Ephron( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael: Two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with an "angel expert," are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her motel with a real, live angel named Michael
12 monkeys by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 monkeys: A lone time traveller from the year 2035 must solve a riddle that may save his people ... but it may also take him to the brink of madness. Mercury rising: Art Jefferies, a renegade FBI agent, combats ruthless Federal agents to protect Simon, a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the govrenment's new "unbreakable" code. The jackal: A ruthless assassin has been hired to emiminate someone at the very top of the U.S. govrnment. Constantly changing his identity and location, he is known only as the Jackal
The mummy trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Embark on the ultimate action adventure that spans continents and centuries in the spectacular Mummy trilogy ... Follow the exhilarating journeys and exploits of daring explorer Rick O'Connell ... and his family as they combat the evil undead from the dusty tombs of Egypt to the hidden catacombs of China ..."--Container
The Scorpion King action-pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scorpion King 2: Mathayus becomes the world's most feared combatant as he sets out for vengeance for the murder of his father
Attila( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two colliding worlds and two men that embody these worlds: Attila, King of the Huns and Roman General Flavius Aetius
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The gift
Alternative Names
Jacks, Jim.

James Jacks Amerikaans filmproducent (1947-2014)

James Jacks producteur de cinéma américain

James Jacks produttore cinematografico statunitense

James Jacks US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Джекс, Джеймс

ジェームズ・ジャックス

詹姆斯·杰克斯

Languages
English (236)

Spanish (24)

Italian (4)

German (1)

French (1)

Catalan (1)

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TombstoneThe giftDazed and confusedThe huntedThe JackalMallratsDown to EarthMichaelCity of angels / Michael / Turner Pictures presents an Alphaville production ; a Nora Ephron film ; story by Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; screenplay by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron and Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; produced by Sean Daniel, Nora Ephron, James Jacks ; directed by Nora Ephron