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Burns, Edward 1968-

Works: 151 works in 551 publications in 7 languages and 21,311 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Love stories  Suspense fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Fiction  War films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Performer, Production personnel, Scenarist, Film editor, Creator
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Edward Burns
Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
131 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 5,053 WorldCat member 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 thir 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
27 dresses ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,087 WorldCat member 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 by Nancy Meyers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member 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 are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two 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
Alex Cross ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller
The flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member 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
Friends with kids ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic. This leads their other friends to question the nature of friendship, family, and true love
The brothers McMullen by Edward Burns ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member 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."--Container
15 minutes by John Herzfeld ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 828 WorldCat member 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 activites). Along the way, they film everything they do in order to sell their video to a local tabloid TV show
Confidence by James Foley ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member 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 by Stephen Herek ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member 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 )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member 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
A sound of thunder ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member 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
Sidewalks of New York ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 411 WorldCat member 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
Echelon conspiracy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member 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
Newlyweds ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Burns stars in this comedy about a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict -free life. When a crazy and impulsive half-sister shows up, her antics disrupt the couple's commitment to an "easy" marriage
The Fitzgerald family Christmas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on them twenty years ago. Family rifts emerge, and Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for new hope and forgiveness emerges
The Groomsmen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five long-time friends get together for an out-of-control weekend bachelor party
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Alternative Names
Burns, Ed, 1968-
Burns, Eddie, 1968-
Burns, Edward J., 1968-
Burns, Edward J., Jr., 1968-
English (265)
Spanish (21)
French (17)
German (15)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Multiple languages (1)