WorldCat Identities

Ward, Fred 1942-

Overview
Works: 170 works in 536 publications in 6 languages and 24,135 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Love stories  Diaries  Film and video adaptations  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred Ward
The right stuff by Philip Kaufman( Visual )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,460 WorldCat member 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
Sweet home Alabama by Andy Tennant( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melanie is a successful New York fashion designer who is dating a wealthy socialite. One day he pops the big question and asks Melanie to marry him. Despite her polished uptown image, Melanie grew up poor in the deep South, and as a teenager she married her high school sweetheart. Now Melanie returns to her hometown to tell her parents the news and convince Jake to grant her a divorce. However, the more time she spends with her old flame, the more she feels sparks flying between them again, while she also learns her Eastern affectations don't fly with everyone back home
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
2 guns ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent"--Container
Thunderheart by John Fusco( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Enough ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married the man of her dreams. After the arrival of her daughter, Slim begins to see the hidden, abusive side of her husband. Terrified for her and her daughter's safety, Slim flees. But her husband's resources allow him to relentlessly pursue them. Finally Slim fights back, engaging her husband in a physical and psychological battle
30 minutes or less by Ruben Fleischer( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nick is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds. The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship
Management ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Cranshaw has a chance meeting with Sue Claussen when she checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona. A bottle of wine 'compliments of management' jump starts a cross-country journey and unique courtship between two different kinds of people who are both ultimately looking for the same thing: a sense of happiness. Mike sees something special in button downed Sue that inspires him to take a chance and hit the road to go after her. However, once he reaches Maryland, he finds that Sue has no place for an aimless dreamer in her carefully ordered life. Obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue falls back in with her ex-boyfriend Jango, who promises her a chance to head his charity operations. Mike finally finds something worth fighting for and the two embark on an interesting journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together
Armored by Nimród Antal( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of veteran officers at an armored transport security firm pressure a new guard into stealing one of their own company's trucks containing $42 million dollars. Using a seemingly sure-fire plan, the men plan to make off with the money with no harm done until an unexpected witness causes their plan to come apart at the seams
Tremors by Ron Underwood( Visual )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two country handymen and a seismology student discover a desolate town infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live underground
Silkwood by Mike Nichols( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karen Silkwood becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job, voices her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and becomes a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. Based on a true story
The wild stallion by Miranda Cosgrove( Visual )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There were those who thought the rare and beautiful wild stallion was just a myth. But for Hannah Mills and C.J. Adams the myth would become as real as the wild mountain range the wraith stallion called home. Hannah and her father Frank arrive at Mustang Matty Steadman's Bear Mountain Ranch, a spread which runs parallel to the Utah Nevada border. Hannah has come west to photograph the famous wild horses found on Matty's ranch. C.J. is from the neighboring ranch. Although C.J. is put off by Mattie's request to watch Hannah, she reluctantly agrees to show her around. The girls become instant friends and they discover that the wild horses are disappearing from the range at an alarming rate. Novak is a wealthy, mysterious stranger, who appears to be the instigator of a sinister plot to steal all the mountain mustangs. While taking photographs of the wild herd one afternoon, the two girls happen upon the mysterious 'Wild Stallion.' The girls rush home to tell Matty and her ranch hands, Dallas and Ty Brody, about their discovery. Matty cautions all of them not to tell anyone about the black stallion because unscrupulous mustangers would want the rare stallion and would stop at nothing to get him
Abandon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two year, unexplained absence
Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape
Road trip ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josh has a major problem -- besides the fact he's in college in Ithaca, NY, and his longtime girlfriend Tiffany is in Austin, TX. A video of him getting funky with the luscious Beth was mistakenly mailed to Tiffany and now he has three days to get to Texas before the tape does!
Henry & June by Philip Kaufman( Visual )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the relationships between the writers Anaìˆs Nin and Henry Miller, and his wife June in Paris 1931
United States of Tara ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to go off her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge. T is a wild and flirty teenager; Alice is an old-fashioned housewife; and Buck is a male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam Vet. Tara is supported by Max, her calm and level-headed husband; Kate, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter; and Marshall, her quirky, good-hearted gay son. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder
Uncommon valor by Ted Kotcheff( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For over ten years, [Colonel Jason] Rhodes has been living a nightmare searching for his son who is listed as "missing in action" in Vietnam. After useless appeals to the government for information, Rhodes takes matters into his own hands. With financial backing of a Texas oil tycoon ... and the help of his son's five Marine buddies, Rhodes prepares to carry out a daring mission. After weeks of grueling training, the courageous veterans leave for Laos. The final battle of the Vietnam conflict is about to begin."--Container
"---first do no harm" by Jim Abrahams( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of one woman's struggle against a narrow-minded medical establishment when she learns that her young son has epilepsy
 
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Alternative Names
Ward, Freddie Joe 1942-
Ward, Frederick Joseph.
Ward, Frederick Joseph 1942-
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