Most widely held works about Kevin Costner
Most widely held works by Kevin Costner
Dances with wolves ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 3,209 libraries worldwide
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
Field of dreams ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true. Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice, followed by a brief vision of a baseball field. He believes that if he builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield, Shoeless Joe Jackson from the infamous 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox will return to play baseball. By being willing to take a chance, Ray gets a second time up at bat in life.
Thirteen days ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,724 libraries worldwide
Oct. 1962, for thirteen extraordinary days the world stood on the brink of destruction. Krushchev wouldn't back down, President Kennedy wouldn't give in. Inspired by the real-life events that took place in the Kennedy White House.
Robin Hood prince of thieves ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,688 libraries worldwide
A Robin Hood for the 90's, light years removed from the romantic vision of Errol Flynn ... but this gritty, pumped-up version can stand on its own. Rough, tough, and a rousing good time, with this version of the Sheriff of Nottingham a real surprise.
Open range by Kevin Costner ( Visual )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher, Baxter, wants the free grazers off his land and when Boss and Charley retrieve Mose, they are warned that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue, the sister of the town doctor.
JFK ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
Director Oliver Stone seamlessly blends archival film with acted sequences in his version of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which alleges that there was a massive plot and cover-up surrounding JFK's death.
Rumor has it ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
Sarah has finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff, but isn't sure if marriage is what she wants. Now she's on her way home to attend her sister's wedding, which means spending a lot of time with the tennis-obsessed Pasadena family that she's never felt quite a part of. It isn't until Sarah stumbles into a well-kept family secret that she starts to question her roots and sets off in search of the man who may have answers the she has been looking for.
The guardian ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
An aging United States Coast Guard rescue swimmer's team is killed in a horrific rescue mission. Just prior to this same mission his wife announces that she cannot take anymore. This leaves him an emotional wreck. His commander gives him a choice - quit or take a position as an instructor at the USCG training facility in Louisiana. Reluctantly he takes the position and moves into the school. Once there he immediately increases the 18 week curriculum that routinely fails half of the people that attend. He meets a young man with unlimited potential, but with some secret that seems to hold him back as a team player. Delving into young man's past, links are found that make him a psychic twin to the older man.
The upside of anger ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics. Denny Davies, retired baseball player, is a flabby, lackadaisical sports talk radio host who is bored by sports and talk. He prods her into being his drinking buddy, and their tenuous friendship grows more intimate. The four daughters have sized up the situation and are getting on with their lives in their own ways, mostly competently. Together, Terry and Denny find out how much a waste of time and effort anger is, along the road to the transformations that can happen when dealing with its aftermath.
The untouchables ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. In this classic confrontation between good and evil, Ness learns, with the help of a cop named Malone, how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.
Swing vote ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
Bud Johnson is an apathetic, beer drinking, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that is passed him by. His one bright spot in his mundane existence is his precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly. She takes care of them both. She accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day, which culminates in the presidential election coming down to one vote, Bud's. Suddenly, Bud becomes the voice for everybody when the world realizes that his vote will be the one that elects the next president. Descending on the unwitting inhabitants of the small town of Texico, New Mexico, politicians wage a war for Bud's vote.
Mr. Brooks ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Mr. Brooks is a successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, a loving father, and a devoted husband. He is seemingly perfect, but he has a secret. He is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer, and no one has ever suspected it until now. Tracy Atwood is a tough detective whose devotion to her craft catches the attention and respect of the serial killer she is hunting, which leads to a symbiotic relationship.
500 nations ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact.
Waterworld ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
In a future where Earth is covered with water, the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities called atolls. When a mysterious drifter/adventurer known as the Mariner gets caught up in the struggle between the evil Deacon and a young girl and her adoptive mother, he finds himself catapulted into an explosive war of good vs. evil.
The company men ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Bobby Walker is living the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward and Gene McClary jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law that does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps there is more to life.
Bull Durham ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
American romantic comedy, dealing with a very minor minor-league team and three of its current constituents, an aging baseball groupie that beds one player each season, a cocky foolish new pitcher, and the older, weary catcher brought in to wise the rookie up.
Field of dreams ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Annie, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
Tin cup ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Shrink Molly Griswold is big city, driving-range pro Roy McAvoy is small time, and he believes only the grandest of gestures can lure her away from a slick touring golf pro and earn her love. So Roy and his dutiful caddy set out to do the impossible: win the U.S. Open.
Wyatt Earp ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. Gene Hackman is Wyatt's iron-willed father, and Dennis Quaid is Earp's deadly best friend Doc Holliday.
Bull Durham ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a romantic triangle involving two minor league baseball players and the team's unofficial trainer and handler.
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