Most widely held works about Mary Steenburgen
Most widely held works by Mary Steenburgen
Philadelphia ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,867 libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
Elf ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,747 libraries worldwide
An orphan raised as an elf in Santa's workshop discovers that he is actually human, prompting him to leave the North Pole in search of his biological father.
The proposal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,620 libraries worldwide
High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.
What's eating Gilbert Grape ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
Gilbert lives in Endora, a place where nothing happens. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife, Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother, and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing with ever change, a pretty stranger arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break.
Four Christmases ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
When happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation, and unable to escape, they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities.
The brave one ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
New York City radio host Erica Bain is working and living a wonderful life. One night she and her fiancé David are brutally attacked. David is killed and Erica is almost beaten to death. Traumatized and unable to cope with the tragic event, Erica becomes someone else. She buys a gun and begins to roam the streets at night looking to take her revenge on the men who were responsible for the attack. Late one night, she is in the back of a convenience store when a robber comes in and kills the store clerk and his wife. The robber comes after her but she protects herself, finding that it is very easy to shoot a gun. Later, Erica finds herself confronted by two would-be rapists on the subway, and again she protects herself. The city becomes fascinated with the exploits of this vigilante killer, but NYPD Detective Mercer is trying to catch this person, before they strike again.
Did you hear about the Morgans ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Meryl and Paul Morgan are a highly successful Manhattan couple. Their almost perfect lives have only one notable failure - their dissolving marriage. But they witness a murder and become the targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk them from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely, unless with their new Blackberry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle their passion.
Step brothers ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,071 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.
Gulliver's travels ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
The tale of an 18th-century physician who takes eight years to travel through a variety of fantastical lands, only to have everyone but his wife take him for a madman when he returns home.
Parenthood ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and French and held by 992 libraries worldwide
The Buckmans are a modern-day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right way."
Back to the future part III ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Doc Brown has decided to live in the Old West of the 1880's. But when he's in danger of meeting an untimely end, Marty travels back into the past to rescue him. There's just one problem: Doc is so smitten by a schoolteacher that he's become distracted. Now, it's up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where and when they belong.
The trumpet of the swan ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"When triplets are born to proud trumpeter swan parents, everyone is bursting with joy. All seems perfect until they discover that their only son, Louie, can't speak. And without a voice, Louie can't compete against his loudmouth rival, Boyd, for the affections of his true love, Serena. But with help from a boy at camp and his teacher, and with dubious guidance from a big city agent, Louie discovers his own unique talents which help him find his place in the world"--Container.
Philadelphia ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Two competing lawyer join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
Life as a house ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
A terminally ill man attempts to simultaneously reconnect with his estranged son and build the house of his dreams.
Back to the future the complete trilogy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Back to the Future: It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
The long walk home ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.
In the electric mist ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 623 libraries worldwide
While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster 'Baby Feet' Balboni. Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance.
Sunshine state ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a richly diverse town on a sleepy Florida island threatened by real estate developers.
Cross Creek ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
After ten years as a frustrated newspaper reporter and unsuccessful author of fiction, Marjorie Rawlings turns her back on financial security and takes up residence in the Florida Everglades. In this remote and untamed portion of central Florida, Rawlings is inspired to create a gallery of unforgettable characters and to produce critically-acclaimed best sellers.
One magic Christmas ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
A young mother rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter, Abbie, and Gideon, the mother's very own guardian angel.
Action and adventure films Administrative assistants AIDS (Disease) Alaska Arctic Ocean--North Pole Birthparents--Identification Book editors Brown, Emmett (Fictitious character) Children's films Christmas films Christmas plays Comedy films Comedy films Detectives Drama Dysfunctional families Elves Families Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Juvenile works Man-woman relationships Marriage proposals Married people McFly, Marty (Fictitious character) Murder for hire New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Orphans Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Relocation (Housing) Revenge Romantic comedy films Santa Claus Science fiction films Television programs Time travel United States Victims of violent crimes Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vigilantes Witnesses--Protection
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