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Shamberg, Michael

Overview
Works: 109 works in 505 publications in 8 languages and 30,190 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Film noir  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Director, pmn, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Michael Shamberg
 
Most widely held works by Michael Shamberg
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three desperate find a job but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. What she discovers is that the company is trying to quietly buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and in turn poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
A fish called Wanda by Charles Crichton( Visual )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George, not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer, Archie Leach"--Www.imdb.com
Contagion by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
The big chill by Forgiven( Visual )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart, reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to re-evaluate his or her life and re-establish their bond
Matilda by Danny DeVito( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of an understanding teacher, Matilda learns you don't have to get mad to get even as she copes with an evil school principal and her dreadful family
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la ayuda de un cazador de recompensas, un esclavo liberado se dispone a rescatar a su esposa del brutal dueño de una plantación de Misisipi
Pulp fiction by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption
A walk among the tombstones by Scott Frank( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Scudder is an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again
Runner runner by Ben Affleck( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Princeton grad student Richie Furst ... believes he's been swindled by an online poker site, he heads to Costa Rica to confront gambling tycoon Ivan Block..., the man he things is responsible. But Richie will soon face the ultimate power play as he finds himself caught between Block's promises of unlimited wealth and the zealous FBI agent ... trying to bring him down"--Container
Man on the moon by Tomi Ungerer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning portrayal of the late Andy Kaufman
Get Shorty by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loan shark Chili Palmer (Travolta) had done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Hackman), Chili talks tough, and then pitches Harry a script idea
Reality bites by Ben Stiller( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irreverent portrayal of the harsh realities of life after college captures the misadventures of Lelaina, an ambitious TV production assistant, and her relationships with her sarcastic roommate, Vickie, friends Sammy and Troy, and an ambitious video executive, Michael
Along came Polly by John Hamburg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuben Feffer, a professional risk assessor, is not one to ever take chances in any aspect of his life. But when his new bride Lisa leaves him for French scuba instructor Claude on their honeymoon, he finally decides to a risk of his own. At a party, he meets free-spirited Polly, whom he remembers from the seventh grade. Unlike the control-freak Reuben, she's spent her life living on the edge. They reluctantly begin a romance and Polly introduces him to a new world of spicy food and what it mean to really take a chance
LOL by Lisa Azuelos( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl tries to avoid her overprotective mother as she struggles with the challenges of high school, relationships, and peer pressure
Reno 911!: Miami the movie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short-shorts bedecked Lt. Dangle and company head to Miami for the American Police Convention. No sooner can you say "bio-terrorism" than the hotel is quarantined. The Wahoe County's hapless misfits get shut out when their credentials can't be found. But the crew must step in and save the city from "complete chaos." Complete chaos ensues. The cops, with an early "814" call that does not, as the officers believe, decode as armed intruder, but actually involves a loose chicken. The crew encounter a taunting good ol' boy who, when faced with an alligator in a swimming pool, boldly goes where officers Jones and Garcia fear to tread
Guerrilla television by Michael Shamberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling Minnesota by Steven Baigelman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman agrees to marry a man in order to repay a debt, but rethinks her decision when she meets the groom's brother
 
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Erin Brockovich
Alternative Names
Andrews, Peter

Andrews, Peter 1963-

Michael Shamberg Amerikaans filmproducent

Michael Shamberg producteur de films américaine

Michael Shamberg produttore cinematografico statunitense

Michael Shamberg US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Shamberg, Michael

Shamberg, Michael 1945-

Shamberg, Michael H.

Майкл Шамберг американский кинопродюсер

マイケル・シャンバーグ

迈克尔·索德伯格

麥可・雪恩伯格

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