Most widely held works about Dennis Quaid
Most widely held works by Dennis Quaid
Traffic ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,987 libraries worldwide
Presents a mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, suburban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife takes over his business; and the U.S. President's new drug czar must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter.
The day after tomorrow ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature.
The rookie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
When a shoulder injury ended his minor league pitching career twelve years ago, Jim Morris resorted to the next best thing: coaching. But Jim's team, knowing their coach is a great ball player, makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, they want Jim to try out for a major-league organization. Going from worst to first, the team makes it to state, and Jim is forced to live up to his end of the deal. While there prove to be a lot of pitches to be thrown before he makes it off the mound, big-league dreams are revived, and there's no telling where he could go.
The parent trap ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
An updated version of the 1961 Disney classic about separated identical twins. Hallie and Annie meet accidentally at camp and decide to reunite their divorced parents.
In good company ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
A successful middle-aged ad executive suddenly find himself working for a young hotshot half his age, who also develops a romantic interest in his daughter.
The right stuff ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
The story of the Air Force test flights by Chuck Yeager that would lead to Project Mercury, which pioneered America's launch into the space race-- and of the seven men chosen to launch the U.S. into space: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton.
Vantage point ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all the chaos. First, the events are seen through the eyes of television news producer Rex Brooks. Then, the assassination attempt is replayed from seven different points of view. Each perspective reveals a few more clues.
The Alamo ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.
Yours, mine & ours ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
When Coast Guard commander Frank Beardsley bumps into his old high school flame Helen North, sparks fly again, and the two quickly marry. Complications arrive when it comes time to merge their two families. Frank has 8 kids and Helen has 10 kids. With Frank looking to keep tight military control over the brood, and Helen preferring her loving, hippy-like ways of encouragement, the two struggle to maintain a family and home where the kids don't like each other and refuse to cooperate with any request for unity.
Far from Heaven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it.
G.I. Joe., the rise of Cobra ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Weapons expert James McCullen has created a nanotechnology-based weapon capable of destroying an entire city. His company MARS sells four warheads to NATO, and the U.S. Army is tasked with delivering the warheads. Duke and Ripcord are delivering the warheads when they are ambushed by the Baroness. The two are rescued by Scarlett, Snake Eyes and Heavy Duty. They take the warheads to the G.I. Joe's command center, rendezvousing with General Hawk. McCullen is revealed to be using the same nanotechnology to build an army of soldiers with the aid of the Doctor.
Frequency ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
John discovers the ability to talk to his father. who's been dead for 30 years. His attempts to change the past go awry as they set in motion a string of brutal, unsolved murders. Now they're fighting to find a way to stop the crime that could destroy the future for both of them.
The Express ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
Witness the inspirational true story of a real American hero, Ernie Davis. Rising from humblest of beginnings, Ernie Davis overcame impossible odds to become the first African-American to win college football's greatest honor-the Heisman Trophy.
Smart people ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Lawrence Wetherhold is a recently widowed literature professor who is a numb and chilly intellectual. He rebuffs his students, ignores his own teenage children, James and Vanessa, and spurns cries for financial assistance from his ne'er-do-well but rather soulful adopted brother, Chuck. After an accident and Lawrence goes to the hospital, he is deprived of the right to drive. Janet is a physician and former student of Lawrence who remembers her disappointment in him as a teacher and role model. But, Janet and Lawrence become romantically involved. Meanwhile, Chuck and Vanessa try to come to terms with each other and prove that their relationship is another sign that the Wetherhold clan has become far too insular and self-referential.
Flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
A cargo plane on a routine flight suddenly hits a high-turbulence storm, forcing a crash landing hundreds of miles off course in the barren Gobi desert. Among the survivors, one eccentric passenger leads the crew to build a new plane - against all odds, against all hope, and sometimes - against each other.
Soul surfer ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
Any given Sunday ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Tony D'Amato, the embattled Sharks coach, faces a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy Sharks owner who's sure Tony is way behind times.
American dreamz ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
"American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale.
Wyatt Earp ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 898 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.
Postcards from the edge ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and German and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Based on the novel by Carrie Fisher about her life in the Hollywood fast lane. Suzanne Vale is a wise-cracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. Her mother, an aging movie star is the definitive portrait of Hollywood's gutsy glamour queens and, of course, offers her daughter only razor sharp humor and searing honesty.
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