WorldCat Identities

Edson, Richard

Works: 97 works in 294 publications in 4 languages and 7,403 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Comedy films  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Sports films  Dark comedy films  History  Independent films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard Edson
Most widely held works by Richard Edson
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise."--Container
Stranger than paradise by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie, a disenchanted loner, is visited by his sixteen-year old Hungarian cousin Eva. Willie's equally slacker best friend Eddie also meets Eva, and the three become loose friends, until Eva decides to leave to visit Willie and Eva's Aunt Lottie in Cleveland. After a while Willie and Eddie are surprised to find that they miss Eva's companionship and take off for Cleveland in an old car. Finding Cleveland in winter to be disappointingly cold and unattractive, the three leave Cleveland for sunny Florida, landing there in off-season. Accidental involvement in a drug deal provides some unsuspected good fortune until it becomes time for Eva to go back home to Hungary
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms!"--Container
Platoon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grunt's view of the Vietnam War is provided in all its horrific, inexplicable detail. Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself
The Spike Lee joint collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spike Lee is one of the most acclaimed and controversial directors of all time. Now five of his most provocative, thought-provoking films are available in one collection. From the breakout hit dramedy "Do the right thing" to the gritty, urban "Clockers," Lee peels away life's layers, exposing the ironies, brutalities, rhythms and prejudices of the naked city in this powerful collector's set
Super Mario Bros.( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario and Luigi face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king and battle to save the world from the king's sinister scheme
Momma's man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bumped from a flight back to Los Angeles and his life, Mikey returns to his childhood home, a cluttered Manhattan loft presided over by his bohemian parents. His mother tells him he may stay as long as he wants. What begins as a respite from adult responsibility becomes a premature mid-life crisis. Re-installed in a house saturated with two generations of bric-a-brac evoking days gone by, Mikey starts to regress and drift back to an awkward youth he never outgrew
Land of plenty by Wim Wenders( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a woman who works with the homeless, and a paranoid Vietnam vet who both become interested in the death of a Pakistani man killed in a drive-by shooting, but for totally different reasons
Harlem aria( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem Aria is a New York fable-- about race and class, and a 28-year-old black man named Anton. Harlem laundry worker Anton is "slow" and child-like, and has lived with his aunt for most of his life. His secret ambition is to become a famous tenor. Frustrated at home, he runs away to pursue his dreams in Italy and to find his hero, tenor Fabiano Grazzi, but he is conned out of his life savings by Wes, a heartless street hustler. He is then discovered by Matthew, a bitter street musician who dreams of being a concert pianist. The three men's lives entwine and lead each down a path of destruction, truth, and redemption
Eight Men Out by Sanford/Pillsbury( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them
Smell of success( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an accident ends the life of Mr. Roses, the scientific genius behind Roses Manure Company, his daughter, Rosemary, is forced to take control of the company. When she discovers the company is about to go under, she is determined to find a way to turn the foul into financial profits. To do so, she's going to need the help of her best salesmen, Patrick Fitzpatrick. But when the suspiciously clean-cut Jimmy St. James and his band of slick salesmen drop into town, it becomes an all-out war!
Goodnight Joseph Parker( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth his time. Into that mix throw a hopeless drunk with a good heart and weak stomach, a bartender who's more desperate than his customers and a shameless bad boy looking for a good time and fast women"--Container
Hard scrambled( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's Diner has been around for 25 years but is down on its luck and Alice wants to retire. Assorted ex-cons, dreamers and schemers call the place home. When Alice plunges into a boiling deep fat fryer, the men in her life fight for control of the diner. Crosses and double crosses ensue until the central question is answered, 'What happened to Alice?'
Crossing the bridge by Mike Binder( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1970s, the story focuses on the relationships among three young friends from Detroit who are offered a fortune to smuggle hashish from Canada into the US
An occasional hell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandal rocks a southern town when a respected professor is shot dead during a lover's tryst with a local waitress who suddenly disappears. His widow Elizabeth (Valeria Golino) is the primary suspect and she asks Ernest DeWalt (Tom Berenger), acclaimed novelist and former cop, to find the killer. The investigation heats up as he finds himself attracted to Elizabeth, and having erotic visions of the missing waitress
Joey Breaker( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey Breaker is a movie agent in New York who is traveling in the fast lane, but has left himself no time to live. Then he meets a young Jamaican woman, and embarks on a whirlwind romance
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Spence a connu des jours meilleurs ... Cette ex-gloire du 7ème art mène aujourd'hui une existence solitaire, et noie son dégoût de lui-même dans l'alcool, la drogue et les femmes. Jusqu'à ce que sa mère lui apprenne qu'il a peut-être un enfant quelque part, né d'une brève liaison ... Il décide alors de tout abandonner pour revenir sur les traces de son passé, dans une petite ville perdue du Montana
Cut off( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is cut off from her wealthy father, so she convinces her boyfriend to rob a check-cashing place. Things don't work out for the two, who are being sought by the police
Motorcycle gang( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired soldier is driving his family from Texas to California to move into their new home. As they cross the desert, they are terrorized by a gang of heroin-dealing bikers who kidnap his teenage daughter and take her across the Mexican border. He follows them to their hideout and devises a plan to rescue his daughter
Cosas que nunca te dije = Things I never told you by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann has just been jilted by her boyfriend Bob, who took a job in Prague soon after Ann moved to Oregon in order to be near him. She tries to recuperate his love by sending him videos recorded with "Things I never told you". Don sells tract homes and works nights as a "Hope Line" telephone counselor so that he doesn't have to think about his own loneliness. They meet by chance
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Do the right thing
Alternative Names
Richard Edson acteur américain

Richard Edson Amerikaans acteur

Richard Edson amerikansk skådespelare

Richard Edson amerikansk skodespelar

Richard Edson amerikansk skuespiller

Richard Edson attore statunitense

Richard Edson US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Ричард Эдсон

ריצ'ארד אדסון שחקן אמריקאי

ريتشارد ايدسون ممثل أمريكي

ریچارد ادسون بازیگر آمریکایی


English (162)

German (9)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

The Spike Lee joint collectionEight Men Out