Burns, Edward 1968-
Most widely held works by Edward Burns
Saving Private Ryan ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
27 dresses ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
Jane has the kind of selflessness that everyone looks for in a friend. Lately the perennial bridesmaid has begun to feel as if something is missing in her life. Kevin is a local newspaper reporter who spots Jane racing between two receptions - one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. He quickly surmises that her quirky tale may be just the story to get him into the big leagues. Jane butts heads with Kevin just as her younger sister, Tess, shows up in town. Now, Jane is prompted to reevaluate her priorities when her boss - with whom she is secretly in love - falls for her younger sister. As the bride-to-be makes plans to marry, she mistakenly assumes Jane will be happy to take part in the wedding. Jane finally comes to terms with her true feelings and her life begins to change in ways she never expected.
The holiday ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever.
Saving Private Ryan ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
The brothers McMullen ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 755 libraries worldwide
After their good-for-nothing father dies and their mother leaves to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick are left with only each other as they struggle with their relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair; Patrick isn't sure his fiancee is 'the one'; and Barry can't deal with the fact that he is actually falling in love.
Flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 690 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.
15 minutes ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
When two Eastern European criminals come to New York City, one of them steals a video camera and starts to film all of their activities. When they learn how the American media can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and in turn make them rich, they target a media-savvy NYPD homicide detective and a media-naive NYFD fire marshal (both happen to be the cops investigating their criminal activities). Along the way, they film everything they do in order to sell their video to a local tabloid TV show.
Confidence ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and German and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Con man Jake and his gang, Gordo, Miles, and Big Al, pull off a swindling job stealing money from a guy who turns out to be a mob accountant for crime boss, King. Then Jake and his crew attempt to pull off an even bigger scam to make up for their mistake. This time the con involves the King's enemy, the mob-connected banker Morgan Price. Two corrupt cops join Jake's team while the King appoints his henchman Lupus to oversee the operation.
Life or something like it ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Lanie does puff pieces on the nightly news. Ready to take on the national news, her boss suggests she hone her skills with ace cameraman Pete. Her comfortable, shallow existence begins to change the moment she and Pete do a story on Prophet Jack, a soothsayer who spouts unusually accurate predictions to passers-by in exchange for spare change. He predicts that Lanie will not get her cushy promotion, in fact, he says she'll die within a week. When Jack's other prophecies start coming true, Lanie starts living each day as if it were her last.
She's the one ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Although Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, think they are happily married, they are extremely confused about women as a result of their father's misguided influence. When Francis becomes involved in an extramarital affair with Mickey's ex-fiancee Heather, the brothers' longtime sibling rivalry reignites, with uproarious and unexpected results.
One missed call ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Beth Raymond is a college student who begins losing all her friends after one of her classmates is found dead. She doesn't understand why. All she knows is that each of her friends received a voicemail on their cell phones, one that told them when they would die and what they would say at the moment of their death. Each time a person gets a call, his or her phone plays a quiet music box lullaby instead of its normal ring tone. After ther person hears the message, they begin to see disturbing things. As soon as they die, they cough up a piece of hard candy, after which their cell phones dial another number, notifying the next person to die on the list. Beth eventually gets the call. With the help of Officer Jack Andrews, Beth hopes to solve this mystery before her time runs out.
Sidewalks of New York ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A close-up look at the ups and downs of dating and marriage. Take a look at three men and three women who unknowingly form a tangled web of relationships.
A sound of thunder ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
In the year 2055, a team of time travelers accidentally changes the course of evolution, threatening the continued survival of the human race.
Echelon conspiracy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
When Max Peterson recieves a series of mysterious cell phone messages that promise him untold wealth, he soon finds himself the victim of a deadly international plot. Relentlessly chased by a lethal team of government operatives, Max races across the world in a desperate attempt to unravel a conspiracy that is threatening the stability of the entire world.
Purple violets ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
After leaving college and starting their own lives, four friends reunite years later in ways that will forever change them.
The river king ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Detective Abel Grey is called to investigate the death of a prep school student in the nearby river. Initially ruled as a suicide, Grey suspects that it was from a hazing incident gone too far. One sympathetic teacher offers her help in the case.
Three screenplays by Edward Burns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Ash Wednesday ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Sean is killed in a vendetta on Ash Wednesday in Hell's Kitchen in 1980. Three years later, Francis, Sean's brother, gets word that Sean may still be alive. But finding the truth in this neighborhood isn't always what it seems and lies and betrayal are the local currency.
Looking for Kitty ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Jack, baseball coach of a small town, is shocked to discover his wife has disappeared. He has been sent a picture of a woman who looks similar to his wife. So, he hires an ex-cop and they go on a wife hunt in New York.
Nice guy Johnny ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Johnny is engaged to a girl who demands he drop his dream gig as a sports radio deejay and work for her dad in the cardboard box industry. But the bed-hopping, fun-loving Uncle Terry has different plans and soon whisks Johnny away to the Hamptons for a lost weekend so his nephew can have some fun.
Aircraft accidents Asia--Gobi Desert Bridesmaids Brothers California--Los Angeles Caper films Comedy films Crime films Criminal investigation Disaster films Divination Drama England--Surrey Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Normandy Home exchanging Irish Americans Love Man-woman relationships Marriage Military campaigns Missing in action New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Prophecies Romantic comedy films Search and rescue operations Sibling rivalry Sisters Soldiers Swindlers and swindling Television journalists Theft Thrillers (Motion pictures) Transport planes United States Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War films Wedding costume Women Women--Sexual behavior World War (1939-1945)
Burns, Ed, 1968-
Burns, Eddie, 1968-
Burns, Edward J., 1968-
Burns, Edward J., Jr., 1968-
Multiple languages (10)