WorldCat Identities

Black, Todd

Works: 67 works in 242 publications in 7 languages and 20,726 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Melodrama  Biographical films  Animal films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Television programs 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Todd Black
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
The great debaters( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,473 WorldCat member 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
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Seven pounds by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Thomas was a gifted aerospace engineer with a beautiful wife. Then, while using his cell phone while driving, his car wandered across lanes and he became responsible for the deaths of 7 others, including his wife. Unable to forgive himself, Tim sets out to give "pounds of flesh" that will give new life to 7 deserving individuals to make up for the 7 lives he destroyed. Tim intends to kill himself and to bestow gifts to 7 worthy people, which includes body organs and material possessions. He personally investigates 7 people to verify that they are indeed the right people he should help and plans to have his best friend see that his wishes are carried out after he is dead. When he begins to fall in love with one of the people he is trying to help, his plan threatens to unravel
Hope springs( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the doctor's intense week-long marriage counseling session. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion
Knowing by Alex Proyas( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. One mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of Caleb. But it is Caleb's father, professor John Koestler, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. With the reluctant help of the daughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, John's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster and the ultimate sacrifice
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Tony Scott( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages
The back-up plan by Alan Poul( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD : Zoe wants a baby, but has a problem letting anyone get close to her. The perfect solution is to become artificially inseminated. Shortly after she conceives twins, she finally meets the man of her dreams. Will he stick around when he finds out?
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unluckily, he can't even finish one sentence. In steps smart-talking stenographer Emma Dinsmore. She's been employed to take dictation but ends up challenging, goading and just damn annoying Alex so much that he begins to write again. And as the words flow and the sizzling romantic novel takes shape, Alex and Emma begin to realise that sometimes life imitates art
Unfinished business( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hilarious drink-like-a-fish-out-of-water comedy, a hard-working entrepreneur travels to Europe with his two associates to close the most important business deal of their lives. But the journey quickly spins out of control as the hapless trio encounters all kinds of crazy obstacles, including Oktoberfest bar brawls, hotel foul-ups, foreign GPS directions, and a global fetish festival. In the end, these guys gone wild might just land the deal, if they can survive the trip. Bottoms up!
Fire in the sky by Robert Liebermann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discover a hovering UFO. Walton is abducted by the craft and subjected to a painful medical study. Later an investigator arrives, believing the UFO story may be a murder cover-up
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They're retirees who are anything but retiring. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris deliver 'two of the year's most spectacular performances' (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers) as a reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town and living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends"--Container
Dunston checks in by Faye Dunaway( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston gets loose on the eve of the social event of the season. Dodging his jewel-theiving owner and the frantic hotel manager, Dunston is befriended by the manager's ten-year-old son, Kyle, who is determined to help his new friend escape
A family thing by Richard Pearce( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Pilcher jr. ha vissuto tutta la vita nella stessa casa di campagna in una piccola cittadina rurale dell'Arkansas. Un uomo comune la cui vita subisce un notevole contraccolpo alla morte della madre, che gi lascia una lettera dal contenuto alquanto sconvolente: la sua vera madre non era lei bensì una donna di colore che morì dandolo alla luce
The equalizer by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een voormalige commando heeft zijn eigen dood in scène gezet om een rustig leven te leiden, maar als een callgirl ontvoerd wordt door Russische gangsters komt hij toch in actie
The weather man by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rozwiedziony telewizyjny meteorolog z Chicago dostaje lepszą pracę w stacji telewizyjnej w Nowym Jorku. Jednak, aby móc wyjechać spokojnie z Chicago, musi zawrzeć pokój ze swoją byłą żoną i dziećmi
Señales del futuro by Alex Proyas( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Año 1959: durante la inauguración de un nuevo colegio, los estudiantes guardan en una cápsula del tiempo varios objetos. Lucinda, una de las niñas, guarda un papel en el que ha escrito extraños números. Cincuenta años después, la cápsula del tiempo es desenterrada y Caleb, el hijo de John Koestler, un profesor de astronomía viudo, recibe la misteriosa nota de Lucinda. John descubrirá enseguida que esos números esconden predicciones escalofriantes, algunas de las cuales ya han sucedido mientras que otras aún no
Cities by Todd Black( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Diablo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one of his pretty young students is kidnapped by the legendary outlaw El Diablo, a blundering schoolteacher meets up with a renegade gunman who teaches him how to handle a gun and ride like a man
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The pursuit of happyness
Alternative Names
Black, Todd Stuart 1960-

A knight's taleSeven poundsThe taking of Pelham 1 2 3The back-up planFire in the sky