WorldCat Identities

Edson, Richard

Works: 73 works in 285 publications in 6 languages and 7,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  Sports films  Film adaptations  History  Dark comedy films  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 )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,150 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 )

82 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie and Willie's inert lifestyle is suddenly intruded upon by Willie's Hungarian cousin. At first she's a drag, but the cousin has a few surprises for her American friends
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 542 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 )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clockers: a film about the violent world of drug dealing and its 24-hour dealers, known as "clockers."
Momma's man( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 298 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
Super Mario Bros( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 281 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
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 254 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
Eight men out by Sanford/Pillsbury( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 142 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
Harlem aria( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 137 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
Smell of success( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dream cast brings the riveting stage play to the screen! Down and out denizens of a rundown, nearly bankrupt small suburban Jersey bar meet to drink and pass their lives away. Hope appears in the form of Joseph Parker, a one-time habitue who has pursued his show business dreams and is about to make his television debut. As Parker comes back to find the girl he left behind, his triumphant return rekindles the long-forgotten dreams of the others, awakening lost suppressed memories of desperation, decline and death
Hard scrambled( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 54 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?'
Cosas que nunca te dije Things I never told you by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lives of a group of young men and women are thrown into chaos as they fall in and out of love"--Container
Crossing the bridge : the sound of Istanbul by Fatih Akin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 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 15 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
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 14 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
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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

ريتشارد ايدسون

ریچارد ادسون بازیگر آمریکایی


The Spike Lee joint collectionEight men out