Railsback, Steve 1948-
Most widely held works by Steve Railsback
The Stunt man ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
An escaped fugitive finds work on the set of a World War I movie, where nothing is what it seems, and the director is just possibly insane.
Helter skelter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his 'family'.
Lifeforce ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
When a space exploration team travels to examine Halley's Comet, they find an alien spacecraft whose occupants carry a deadly secret. Spacelings take over the bodies of the humans and return to earth.
The Golden seal ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
The golden seal used to live among the Aleut people as a benevolent, protective spirit but when man began to hunt her, she vanished. According to legend, she will come back one day in the middle of a ferocious storm to someone pure in heart. None pass the test except for a boy who, pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt.
The stunt man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
"Vietnam veteran Cameron is on the run from the police when he stumbles onto the set of a war movie directed by megalomaniac Eli Cross. But when the young fugitive is forced to replace a dead stunt man, he falls in love with the movie's leading lady while trying to avoid getting arrested or killed. Is Eli trying to capture Cameron's death on film? And what happens to a paranoid stunt man when illusion and reality change places?" -- Container.
From here to eternity ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A woman scorned and ignored by her callous, commanding officer husband, turns to one of his men for consolation--beginning an affair destined to change their lives forever.
Ed Gein ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the Wisconsin serial killer, Ed Gein. After being caught, Ed was declared criminally insane and committed for life to Wisconsin's Waupan State Hospital. His life was the insiration for numerous movies.
King of the lost world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Four plane crash survivors encounter danger in a world that time forgot.
The Visitors ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Bill Schmidt (Woods) is a Vietnam veteran turned pacifist living a peaceful existence on a Connecticut farm with his girl friend (Joyce) and their infant son. Then two uninvited visitors (Martinez and Railsback), appear at their door. They are former Army acquaintances of Bill who have just gotten out of prison after serving time for raping a Vietnamese woman. Bill's testimony was what got them convicted. They have come to visit for either revenge or forgiveness (they are not sure which), but ultimately they beat up Bill and rape his girl friend. Intended as a treatise on the problems of violence prone soldiers returning from Vietnam. Filmed by the Kazans in 16mm at their Connecticut home.
Scissors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in French and English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
When Angie Anderson is attacked in her apartment building, she thwarts her assailant by stabbing him with scissors. He vows to return, and Angie is overcome by fears real and imagined.
Plaguers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
When a band of sexy space pirates hijack a fuel-transport vessel bound for Earth, an alien virus known only as 'Thanatos' is accidentally released. The contagion mutates its victims, transforming them one-by-one into ravenous, demonic creatures. Now, the pirates and crew must join together to destroy the undead as the ship nears Earth, threatening to infect the entire planet.
Nukie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In a desperate intergalactic search for a lost space child abducted by the U.S. Space Foundation, his brother Nukie mistakenly lands in Africa, where he is befriended by African twins and begins a magical adventure to find his brother and return home.
Escape 2000 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The year is 1995, and the world is governed by a strict society which deems individuality offensive and punishes those who do not conform. Those who refuse to be "re-habilitated" are hunted down and killed.
The box ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
He's an ex-con and former thief trying to go straight. She's an ex-stripper trying to make a new life. They both try to reform in L.A., but it doesn't get much darker than this modern day thriller that explores the city in the shadows.
Barb Wire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Barb Wire is the sexiest, toughest mercenary in Steel Harbor, a city of chaos and crime. If you've got a problem, Barb Wire is the solution. When Axel Hood hits town on a mission, Barb is the only one who can help him get out alive, but will she assist the man who once betrayed her? The story is loosely based on the 1942 film Casablanca.
Alligator II the mutation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A baby alligator in the city sewers feeds on experimental animals and grows to immense size. Now it's the classic confrontation between man and beast.
The Forgotten ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Suspenseful thriller about six Green Berets held captive in Vietnam for 17 years and their return to the U.S. where they are secretly "debriefed" and imprisoned.
Turkey shoot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
In the near future, prisoners are hunted for sport.
The Stuntman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
An escaped fugitive (Railsback) finds work on the set of a World War I movie, where nothing is what it seems, and the director (O'Toole) is just possibly insane.
The cops are robbers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"This is a true story based on the best-selling book by Jerry Clemente detailing the largest robbery in banking history. Clemente, a former Boston police captain, together with two fellow officers and others, successfully pulled off the amazing heist. It took the Boston police and the FBI four and one-half years after the heist to uncover sufficient evidence to charge Clemente with the crime. He was subsequently convicted. The majority of the proceeds from the burglary have never been recovered."--Container.
Action and adventure films Aleuts Brodeur, Paul California Children's films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Fugitives from justice Gein, Edward Horror films Horror films Human-alien encounters Human-animal relationships Legal films Life on other planets Made-for-TV movies Manson, Charles,--1934- Man-woman relationships Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures--Production and direction Murder--Investigation Paranoia Science fiction films Seals (Animals) Serial murderers Show business films Stunt performers Survival Television adaptations Television mini-series Trials (Murder) United States Veterans Video recordings Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films Wilson, Colin,--1931- Wisconsin World War (1939-1945)
Railsback, Steven, 1948-