Most widely held works about Forest Whitaker
Most widely held works by Forest Whitaker
The last king of Scotland ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,067 libraries worldwide
Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impovershed locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician.
The great debaters ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,964 libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Where the wild things are ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
Good morning, Vietnam ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
"Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms!"--Container.
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.
Panic room ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg and her daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
The crying game ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend.
Everyone's hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff of real heroes, and along the way, Yankee learns that importance of perseverance and the true meaning of friendship.
Waiting to exhale ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers.
Phenomenon ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
A simple, small town garage mechanic who suddenly develops amazing mental abilities must face governmental investigation, scientific scrutiny, and ostracism by even his closest friends. But with the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life.
Phone booth ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up.
First daughter ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Samantha Mackenzie is a sheltered young woman who has everything she could possibly wish for and lives in a beautiful white house. The White House, that is. Samantha just wants a normal college experience away from the influence of her parents. Only trouble is, her dad is the President of the United States. Nothing will stop her, so, under Secret Service surveillance and the nonstop glare of the media, Samantha meets and falls for a handsome college student who has a secret existence of his own.
Our family wedding ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
When college students Marcus and Lucia make a surprise engagement announcement, their feuding fathers threaten to turn a dream wedding into a battle royal. Throw in eccentric relatives and clashing cultures, and you've got a recipe for laugh-out-loud lunacy and nonstop fun!
Hope floats ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2200 in 4 languages and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Birdee Pruitt has a life most people would envy. But when her cheating husband reveals his infidelity to her on a national TV talk show, her perfect life comes crashing down. Devastated, Birdee and her young daughter head home to the small town she left behind. As mother and daughter struggle to adjust to their new lives, Birdee slowly gains the strength to open her heart and find hope again.
Street kings ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. He teams up with a young detective to track down Washington's killers.
Good night, gorilla --and more bedtime stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Good night, gorilla: The zookeeper makes his nightly rounds but never suspects that someone is making mischief along the way. How do dinosaurs say good night: Even dinosaurs make a fuss before bedtime. Happy birthday, moon: Little bear and the moon wish each other happy birthday. Napping house: Granny and all her critters pile on her bed for a nap.
Ghost Dog the way of the samurai ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 778 libraries worldwide
East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster story in which a professional killer goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the samurai.
Repo men ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property, with no concern for your comfort or survival.
The color of money ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"The Color of Money" is a decades-later sequel to "The Hustler." 25 years on, Fast Eddie is now a nattily dressed, silver-haired liquor salesman working the Midwest in his white Cadillac. His neat mustache and smiling deviltry are also employed in his other profession--stake horse to up and coming pool hustlers. One night he sees a kid playing who is so good that Eddie's laboriously buried memories are stirred. Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen have been working minor-league hustles, but with Eddie's help, all three could jump straight into the world of big-money pool, and an upcoming 9-ball tournament in Atlantic City. First, however, Vincent must learn to put the making of money above every other consideration, lure, and temptation in the pool hall. In the process, Eddie and Vincent's relationship erupts into a battle of passion vs. practicality, game theory vs. psychological warfare, where knowledge of human nature is trumps.
Hope floats ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
After a very sloppy and painful divorce, a woman who comes back to her home town in Smithville, Texas with her daughter, has to deal with the people in her town.
Action and adventure films African American college students African American college teachers Amin, Idi,--1925-2003 Animated films Biographical films Brothers and sisters Children's costumes Comedy films Crime films Cronauer, Adrian Debates and debating Dictators Disc jockeys Drama Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Foden, Giles,--1967- Friendship Genocide Historical films History Imagination Imagination in children Juvenile works Love Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters Mothers and sons New York (State)--New York Physician and patient Political science Romantic comedy films Runaway children Temper tantrums Texas Thrillers (Motion pictures) Uganda United States United States.--Secret Service Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
Whitaker, DeForest 1961-
Whitaker, Forest Steven, 1961-
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