Most widely held works about Patrick Swayze
Most widely held works by Patrick Swayze
Dirty dancing ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,003 libraries worldwide
Summer romance between a dance instructor and a guest at a hotel in the Catskills.
The time of my life by Patrick Swayze ( Book )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,887 libraries worldwide
In vivid detail, the thirty-year veteran of stage and screen describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with "North and South", his commercial breakthroughs in "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," and the soul mate who's stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.
Ghost ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,782 libraries worldwide
A ghost teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder--and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.
The outsiders ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
Francis Ford Coppola's stylized teen melodrama is based on the popular novel by S. E. Hinton. In 1960s Tulsa, the "right" and "wrong" sides of the tracks are represented by rival gangs, the upscale Socs and the underprivileged Greasers. Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze) is doing his best to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop (Rob Lowe in his first film role) and Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell). Sensitive Ponyboy is a budding writer in love with Cherry (Diane Lane), the unobtainable beauty from the enemy gang. When Ponyboy's buddy, troubled Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio), kills one of the Socs in self-defense, their friend Dallas (Matt Dillon) helps the two youths hide out in an abandoned country church. There they live as exiles from a society that doesn't want them. But not all is lost, when Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas save some children caught in a fire they become unlikely heroes. -- from http://www.moviemars.com (Sep. 20, 2011).
Donnie Darko ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
"[A]n edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. [Donnie Darko is] a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past, and deadly predictions for the future."--Container.
The fox and the hound 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Before young Copper leaves for the hunt, he plays with his best friend Tod the fox cub. But after he joins a howling dog band, conflict ensues between him and Tod.
Tall tale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The dynamic Pecos Bill teams with larger-than-life heroes Paul Bunyan and John Henry to help a brave young man in the fight against a greedy land-grabber who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the deed to the youngster's family farm.
Point break ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Young FBI agent Johnny Utah goes undercover at the suggestion of his partner to learn if a group of wild surfers is actually a gang of bank robbers. He soon comes under the dangerous spell of the surfers' charismatic leader, Bodhi, a mystical mastermind who'll do absolutely anything for a thrill-- and expects his followers to do the same.
Keeping mum ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 777 libraries worldwide
An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife's dalliance with her brash golf instructor, his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school's bullies. Enter their new housekeeper, Grace, the answer to the family's prayers. Grace is a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house, with an unusual way of solving every day problems.
The outsiders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Coming of age movie set in Tulsa Oklahoma in the mid sixties.
The outsiders the complete novel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
Three brothers and their friends are on the poor side of the rich-poor divide in their small town. When members of both groups show signs of friendliness to the other, those who want things to stay the way they are seek to punish the transgressors.
To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 723 libraries worldwide
En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema, Vida and Chi Chi are stranded in a tiny Midwestern town when their 1967 Cadillac breaks down. When their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend.
City of joy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
An American doctor, a British nurse and an illiterate Indian farmer join together to transform a Calcutta ghetto when it is threatened by the brutal local "godfather."
Red dawn ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 654 libraries worldwide
From the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field. The invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage an unremitting guerrilla action in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.
Ghost ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
A man killed during a robbery gone wrong remains on Earth as a ghost because of his love for his girlfriend. He teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.
Road house ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 587 libraries worldwide
A legendary bouncer comes to Jasper, Missouri, for a special purpose: to restore order at the notorious Double Duece bar. In one spectacular fight after another, Dalton rids the bar of thugs and henchmen. But when he runs afoul of a ruthless crime boss, the state is set for a blistering showdown that'll leave only one man standing.
Dirty dancing original soundtrack for the Vestron motion picture ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
North and South. The complete collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories.
North and South ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 435 libraries worldwide
In Episode 2, Orry and George complete their West Point education then fight side by side in the Mexican-American War. Orry is seriously wounded but the intervention of a savvy surgeon saves Orry's leg from amputation. The surgeon also intervenes in Geoge's life, introducing the young soldier to his future bride.
Next of kin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Truman Gates, a cop from Appalachia, hunts for his brother's killers in Chicago.
Actors American Civil War (1861-1865) Animated films Biography Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character) Comedy films Comedy films Dance Delusions Drama DVDs Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Folklore Foxes Friendship Gangs Ghosts Health High school students History Hounds John Henry (Legendary character) Juvenile works Love Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Murder victims Murder victims' families Musical films New York (State)--Catskill Mountains Pancreas--Cancer--Patients Pecos Bill (Legendary character) Psychics Summer resorts Supernatural Swayze, Patrick Television mini-series United States United States--Confederate States of America Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Swayze, Patrick Wayne.
Swayze, Patrick Wayne 1952-2009
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Multiple languages (22)