Most widely held works about Oliver Platt
Most widely held works by Oliver Platt
Frost/Nixon ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,833 libraries worldwide
Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results.
2012 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,599 libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.
Kinsey ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
Kinsey is a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of the nation, and journey into the mystery of human behavior. His 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation.
Dr. Dolittle ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down.
Simon Birch ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Ever since doctors proclaimed Simon Birch's birth as a miracle, Simon's sure he's going to be a hero, he's just not sure how.
Martian child ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.
Love & other drugs ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Free-spirited Maggie meets her match in a charming Viagra salesman named Jamie. Maggie and Jamie leap into a no-strings-attached affair, but no matter how hard they try to keep things 'casual, ' they can't help falling under the influence of the ultimate drug: love!
Pieces of April ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film.
Casanova ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Casanova has to begin searching for a wife. He is a womanizer with many conquests and If he cannot show he is living a more respectable life, the Church will throw him out of Venice. He is quickly engaged to Victoria, a woman with a pure reputation. As soon as that is arranged, he meets Francesca, a feminist who hates all he stands for. He pretends to be someone else to get into her good graces, and soon finds out she is engaged to Papprizzio, a man whom she has never met. Meanwhile, arriving in Venice to find Casanova, is Pucci, one of the Vatican's most known and feared inquisitors. Francesca falls in love with Casanova, who is pretending to be the Lard king himself. Francesca's brother Donato is in love with Victoria and her mother Andrea wants Francesca to marry a man of substance.
Tall tale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The dynamic Pecos Bill teams with larger-than-life heroes Paul Bunyan and John Henry to help a brave young man in the fight against a greedy land-grabber who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the deed to the youngster's family farm.
Year one ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
Tribal nitwits, Zed and Oh, are two guys living in the year one. Neither one can hunt nor gather, so they are thrown out of their Neanderthal community and dung-and-stick huts. Zed eats the forbidden fruit and the two become curious about what may lay outside of their limited little world. They decide to embark on a journey through the ancient world. On their travels they meet Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac. They wind up in Sodom where their girlfriends have been turned into slaves and are about to be sacrificed by the high priest.
Don't say a word ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 866 libraries worldwide
When the daughter of a prominent New York psychiatrist is kidnapped, his only hope for her safe return is to pry a 6-digit number from the memory of a troubled teenage girl--and time is running out.
Benny & Joon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
World in the balance ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up examines China's booming economy and the impact its having on the environment.
Bulworth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
Believing his career is over, Senator Jay Bulworth takes out an enormous insurance policy and a contract on his own life. His impending death fills him with an outrageous desire to break the rules and tell it like it is.
Please give ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 803 libraries worldwide
Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her.
CinderElmo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
"Join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful princess with the help of his Fairy Godperson."--Container.
The three musketeers ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 782 libraries worldwide
Three loyal swordsmen and an eager recruit battle enormous odds in their attempt to defeat an evil royal advisor and a seductive envoy plotting to overthrow the King of France.
Executive decision ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
A team must board a hijacked 747 in mid-air, disable a nerve-toxin bomb that could kill the U.S. eastern seaboard, and rescue the passengers.
X-men first class ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
Abuse of administrative power Action and adventure films Animals Authors, American Biographical films Comedy films Comedy films Core of the Earth Drama Earth End of the world (Astronomy) Environmental degradation Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Frost, David,--1939 Apr. 7- Geophysical prediction Historical films History Human-animal communication Imagination in children Italy--Venice Juvenile works Kinsey, Alfred C.--1894-1956 Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters New York (State) Nixon, Richard M.--1913-1994 Presidents Psychiatrists Romantic comedy films Science fiction films Sexologists Sexology--Research Sexual ethics Survivalism Thanksgiving Day Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Two thousand twelve, A.D United States Veterinarians Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watergate Affair (1972-1974) Widowers
Platt, Oliver James, 1960-
Multiple languages (8)
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