WorldCat Identities

Black, Todd

Overview
Works: 62 works in 327 publications in 8 languages and 26,679 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Western films  Biographical films  Melodrama  Film remakes  Historical films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Todd Black
The pursuit of happyness by Louis Malle( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,349 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 by Denzel Washington( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,585 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,248 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,081 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 )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,963 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 by Colin Firth( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,848 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
Fences by Denzel Washington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones
Knowing by Alex Proyas( Visual )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,633 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 Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue, the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Tony Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,543 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
Southpaw by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy 'The Great' Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, seemingly has it all: an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Wills, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers
The back-up plan by Alan Poul( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in trouble. In order to get the loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or end up dead. To help him complete his manuscript, he hires stenographer, Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited, yet intriguing input, begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art
Unfinished business by Roxy Gordon( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 952 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 362 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 163 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in
A family thing by Richard Pearce( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Arkansas man (Robert Duvall) learns that he has an African-American half brother (James Earl Jones) he travels to Chicago to meet him. With the help of their Aunt T the men work through long-held grudges and prejudices
The equalizer by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 70 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family
 
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The pursuit of happyness
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Black, Todd Stuart 1960-

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