Most widely held works about Richard Dysart
Most widely held works by Richard Dysart
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Being there ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to the president of the United States and a powerful but dying tycoon.
Pale rider ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
Corporate mining boss Coy LaHood offers the independent pan miners a deal: get out or be carried out. The terrorized miners have little choice but to accept until a nameless stranger rides into their camp. The miners call him "Preacher." But to LaHood, he's an avenging pale rider and hell follows with him.
Back to the future the complete trilogy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Back to the Future: It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
The thing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Mask ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
The true story of Rocky Dennis, a personable young man who has craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a fatal disease which causes hideous facial disfigurement. Rocky is the son of biker Rusty and he is accepted without question by his mom's boyfriends and her cycle buddies, but treated with pity and disgust by much of the outside world. The local high school principal doesn't want to enroll Rocky, but Rusty fights for her son's rights. Rocky eventually falls in love with Diana, a blind girl who cannot see his deformity and is entranced by the boy's kindness and compassion.
California gold by John Jakes ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of James Macklin Chance, an indigent Pennsylvanian who ascends from poverty to affluence when he moves to San Francisco and makes a fortune after striking oil and becoming an orange grower.
Being there ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider.
The day of the locust ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcoholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer.
John Carpenter's The thing ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Peter Bogdanovich's mask ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Rocky Dennis is a disfigured teenager whose face resembles a bizarre mask. With the help of his mother's uncompromising love and fierce determination, Rocky overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice to emerge as an outstanding young man who becomes an inspiration to his classmates and teachers.
The last days of Patton ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
General George S. Patton finally goes too far by defending ex-Nazi government officials, and General Eisenhower removes Patton from his command. Patton is put in charge of writing a history of World War II. On the eve of his retirement, a traffic accident brings the onset of the general's last battle.
The Hindenburg ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the journey and crash of the German dirigible, the Hindenburg.
Hard rain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Christian Slater is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Morgan Freeman. Slater gets away with all the money and hides it. In a panic, Slater tells the sheriff about the area he hid the money in and the sheriff locks him up. Now Slater has to get to the money and keep himself alive battling the sheriff, Morgan Freeman and his crew and the elements.
The falcon and the snowman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and German and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Based on the true-life story of Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, boyhood friends. In their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary and taken a job at TRW where he soon has access to the company's top-secret defense files, including evidence of the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway, paroled heroin addict. The ideological disillusionment of one and the greed and need for excitement of the other lead them to sell secrets to the Russians. As they proceed, the stakes get higher and the risks larger. -- Summary adapted from container.
Day one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
"Complex and moving story of the Manhattan Project ... Allied scientists wrestle with the challenge of creating the ultimate weapon ... [and] witness its grisly consequences"--Container.
The Making of a case ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Describes how court decisions move from the courts to case reporters and then to casebooks.
The day of the locust ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A look at the seamy underside of Hollywood in the 1930's as seen by an impressionable young screenwriter from Yale.
The Terminal man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Computer scientist Harry Benson undergoes experimental brain surgery to end his potentially dangerous seizures. Shortly after his operation, however, he flees the hospital and escapes to the apartment of his girlfriend. The experiment has backfired and the seizures are returning with a terminal vengeance.
Meteor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Science fiction drama about a five-mile meteor on a collision course with the earth. A scientist is summoned to Washington by NASA and is informed that a huge meteor will smash into earth in six days. There is one slim chance to divert disaster, but it means cooperation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and neither side trusts the other.
Action and adventure films Action and adventure films African Americans African American women American fiction Antarctica Biographical films Brown, Emmett (Fictitious character) California Civil rights movements Comedy Comedy films Comedy films Dennis, Roy L.,--1964-1980 Disfigured children Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Film sequels Films for the hearing impaired Gardeners Gold mines and mining Horror films Horror films Inventors Kosinski, Jerzy,--1933-1991 Life on other planets Louisiana Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships McFly, Marty (Fictitious character) Melodrama Monster films Mothers and sons Older women Savants (Savant syndrome) Science fiction films Slavery Southern States Teenage boys Television plays Television viewers Time travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.) Western films
Dysart, Richard 1929-
Dysart, Richard A.
Dysart, Richard A. 1929-....
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