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Jenkins, Richard 1947-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 430 publications in 5 languages and 41,065 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Humor  Biography  Biographical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Jenkins
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
The visitor by Tom McCarthy ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
The tale of Despereaux by Sam Fell ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness. Based on the heartwarming children's bestselling book and featuring the voice talents of an all-star cast, The Tale of Despereaux is a magical, modern fairytale that's destined to win the hearts of young and old alike
Dear John by Lasse Hallström ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While John, a young soldier, is home on a temporary leave, he meets and falls in love with Savannah, a college girl on her spring break. Savannah promises to write to John when he is sent overseas. Over the next seven years, the couple continues to be separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployments. Though they meet only sporadically, they continue to stay in touch through love letters that eventually bring fateful consequences
Intolerable cruelty by Universal Pictures Corporation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's comic gold as two of Hollywood's most dazzling stars - George Clooney and Academy Award-winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones - light up the screen in Intolerable Cruelty, a hilarious romantic comedy about men, women, and everything that can go wrong between them. Sparks fly when brilliant divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) meets his match in the beautiful but ruthless Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). From Academy Award-winning directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou ), Intolerable Cruelty also stars multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton and outrageous Cedric The Entertainer
Jack Reacher by Christopher McQuarrie ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: Get Jack Reacher! The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep
Rumor has it ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarah Huttington has recently become engaged. She goes home to Pasadena with Jeff, her fiancée, for a family wedding. She hears a rumor that 'The Graduate' was based on her family. She wonders if her grandmother and her mom had a fling with the same man just before her parents married. She wonders if she is the strange man's child since she does not seem to fit in with her other family members. She worries that she is going to enter a loveless marriage. She needs answers, but her mother's dead and her father does want to answer. She decides to ask the man in the triangle, the real Benjamin Braddock. With Jeff's blessing, Sarah heads for San Francisco, looking for the key to her past and to her future
North country by Charlize Theron ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josey Aimes works at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband, but the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will get worse
White House down by Tatum ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Capitol policeman John Cale ... has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. ... Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the WHite House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country"--Container
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
Turbo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a freak accident, a garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world might just realize his goal
Changing lanes by Roger Michell ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A minor traffic accident turns two perfect strangers into vicious adversaries waging an all-out war of personal destruction
Step brothers by Adam McKay ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brennan and Dale are two middle-aged loafers who are forced to live together when their parents get married. When their immature antics over TV privileges and personal property take their toll on their parents' marriage, the devious duo hatch a scheme to reunite the couple
The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his 9th birthday, Omri receives a cupboard that magically brings his 3 in. toy Indian Little Bear to life. They bond, embarking on an amazing adventure, until Omri's friend Patrick brings a 6-shooting cowboy to life and the secret is in danger of being revealed
Killing them softly by George V Higgins ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the mob. When a high-stakes, mob-protected card game is heisted by some small-time crooks, Cogan is called in to track them down and restore order to the local criminal economy
Fun with Dick and Jane by Columbia Pictures ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2000, Dick gets a plum promotion as a mega-corporate communications director. His boss is preparing to bail out of the company just before stock prices plummet. Dick's wife Jane has quit her job as a travel agent, so when the corporate stocks hit rock bottom, Dick and Jane are left penniless and desperate. They decide to resort to petty thievery and this eventually gets them plotting high-stakes revenge against the greedy executives who ruined their lives
The cabin in the woods ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by an all-powerful 'eye in the sky,' do they have any chance of escape?"--Container
Friends with benefits ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While trying to avoid the cliches of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications
Let me in ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl, emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Owen, an alienated 12-year-old boy, recognizes a fellow outcast and opens up to her, forming a unique bond. But as a string of grisly murders occupy his town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl might be hiding an unthinkable secret
The rum diary by Johnny Depp ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary follows itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) on an alcohol-fueled journey across the pristine island of Puerto Rico. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard) the wildly attractive fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), an American businessman involved in shady development deals. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessman's financial benefit or use them to take him down."--Container
 
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English (198)
German (4)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
French (1)
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