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Verhoeven, Paul 1938-

Works: 248 works in 1,080 publications in 10 languages and 13,860 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fiction  War films  Motion pictures  Interviews  Humor 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager , Film editor, Performer, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, dir, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Verhoeven
Total recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger( Visual )

116 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims
Basic instinct by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

119 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough but vulnerable detective investigates a murder identical to one described in the latest novel of a cold, calculating and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite
Robocop by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

100 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robocop is created to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated
Starship troopers by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of dedicated young soldiers must rise to the challenge of intergalactic warfare with a species of terrifying alien insects that threaten to eliminate the human race
Zwartboek Black book by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish girl hides out from the Naziś during World War II in The Netherlands. After her hiding place is literally blown, she escapes with her rescuer, a young sailer. That same night, as she is hiding with the sailer, she is warned by the Dutch resistance that their hiding place has been located by the Germans. The next day they take off toward the liberated areas. That night the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. Rachel escapes and joins the resistance. Under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his head quarters to meet him again and gain his trust. He soons falls for her and joins his office as a spy. But when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All thatś left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer
Hollow man by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of experimentation, Dr. Sebastian Caine, a brilliant but arrogant scientist working for the Defense Department, has successfully transformed mammals to an invisible state and brought them back to their original physical form. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine instructs his team to move on to phase III: human experimentation. Dr. Caine uses himself as the first subject
Starship troopers 3( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Johnny Rico is back to rescue Sky Marshal Anaoke after his Federation Starship lands on a planet that is overrun by bugs
Showgirls by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl-- what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal, Vegas' reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she has-- including her boyfriend. And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heats up. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to desperate lengths-- and devious heights-- for fame in Sin City."--Container
De vierde man by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic novelist meets a widowed hairdresser. He begins to wonder if she murdered her former husbands and if he'll be next
Soldaat van Oranje Soldier of Orange by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier of Orange offers a movie-view of World War II as seen in the Netherlands by civilians and members of the underground during the Nazi occupation. In 1939 six college students, fraternity brothers, pose for a photograph--dashing Erik, mischievous Guus, 'Mr. Particular' Nico, athletic Jan, carefree Alex, and aspiring professor Jack. Then WWII begins and their placid lives, full of wealth and comfort, change irrevocably. Helpless, Erik can only try to survive himself, as some of his best friends die, some turn traitor, and others cover themselves with glory
Turks fruit by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De stormachtige relatie tussen een beeldhouwer en zijn jonge vrouw wordt ruw beëindigd, als zij aan een hersentumor overlijdt
Flesh + blood( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Western Europe, 1501, this epic of romance and of passion for wealth and power tells the story of Martin, the chief of a band of mercenaries who win a battle for Arnolfini, their leader, but then are betrayed. Seeking revenge they abduct Arnolfini's daughter-in-law to-be, Agnes, from a convent, but she in turn manipulates Martin. From true love or in order to survive?
Z Channel : a magnificent obsession( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historic influence of Z Channel; showcases the important voice the station gave filmmakers; examines the great influence the channel had on modern cinema, independent filmmaking, and the development of cable television
Spetters( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the world of motorcross sports, a champion faces three young challengers who are also his rivals for a young woman. "Hard-edged violence and intense sexuality."--Jacket
Jesus of Nazareth by Paul Verhoeven( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the work of the great Biblical scholars of the twentieth centuryRudolf Bultman, Raymond Brown, Jane Schabert and Robert Funk, founder of the Jesus Seminars, among othersfilmmaker Paul Verhoeven disrobes the mythical Jesus to reveal a man who is, after all, startlingly familiar to us, a man who has much in common with other great political leaders throughout history, human beings who believed that change was coming in their lifetimes
Robocop trilogy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robocop: "Set in Detroit sometime in the near-future, the film is about a policeman killed in the line of duty, who the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. The robocop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him."--Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide
Keetje Tippel by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neel Doff was born in 1858, married a wealthy student (who taught her French), became a widow, started travelling around Europe (and met Toulouse-Lautrec), and remarried a lawyer from Antwerp. In 1911 she published her first book, for which Octave Mirbeau tried to get her the Prix Goncourt, and at the beginning of the '20s she was even put up for the Nobel Prize. Her book was translated into English and Russian. ... A chic and detached look at poverty and prostitution in the 1880's. Against the background of the struggle of the poor family, Keetje's fight to keep her virginity (the fight is lost) and honesty is put. In the beginning she is just taken advantage of, but later she has to walk the street, chaperoned by Mom. She meets a bank clerk and has an affair with him, but finds happiness at last with a rich notary's son"--Variety review by "Saal.", May 14, 1975
Zwartboek : roman by Gerard Soeteman( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge joodse vrouw raakt aan het eind van de Tweede Wereldoorlog betrokken bij het Nederlandse verzet; als ze de opdracht krijgt een Duitse officier te verleiden, ontdekt ze dat goed en fout in de oorlog dicht bij elkaar liggen
Soldaat van Oranje by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De adjudant van koningin Wilhelmina die in 1940 bezet Nederland ontvlucht, zet zich op allerlei manieren in voor de bevrijding o.a. door nachtelijke landingen in Schevingen uit te voeren
The hitchhiker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hitchhiker walks a lonely road where terror awaits around every curve. Walk with him, and you'll find yourself in some very dark places. He won't hold your hand, but he'll make sure the only ones who get hurt are the ones who deserve to
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Jansen, Jan 1938-

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