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Birnbaum, Roger

Overview
Works: 181 works in 490 publications in 6 languages and 37,906 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Birnbaum
27 dresses ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane has the kind of selflessness that everyone looks for in a friend. Lately the perennial bridesmaid has begun to feel as if something is missing in her life. Kevin is a local newspaper reporter who spots Jane racing between two receptions - one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. He quickly surmises that her quirky tale may be just the story to get him into the big leagues. Jane butts heads with Kevin just as her younger sister, Tess, shows up in town. Now, Jane is prompted to reevaluate her priorities when her boss - with whom she is secretly in love - falls for her younger sister. As the bride-to-be makes plans to marry, she mistakenly assumes Jane will be happy to take part in the wedding. Jane finally comes to terms with her true feelings and her life begins to change in ways she never expected
Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates a sailor's preparation for and execution of revenge against the three men responsible for his fifteen years in prison
Evan almighty by Steve Carell( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country. But, Evan might actually be serving all of humanity instead
Rush hour 2 by Brett Ratner( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detectives Carter and Lee team up to fight some more bad guys, this time in Hong Kong. The American Embassy has been blown up, all the evidence points to the organized crime network the Triad, and they find themselves pursued by a deadly female assassin
The vow ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, The Vow is the tale of a love that refuses to be forgotten. Leo is devastated when a car accident plunges his wife Paige into a deep coma. She miraculously recovers - but the last five years of her memories have vanished. Suddenly, Leo finds himself married to a stranger who can't remember anything about him. Naively, Paige falls back under the influence of her controlling parents and reconnects with her ex-fianceĢ. Desperately, Leo tries to recreate the moments that shaped their romance. Can he rekindle the passion before he loses Paige forever?
Underdog by Jason Lee( Visual )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an accident in the lab of the maniacal Dr. Barsinister, an ordinary beagle named Shoeshine finds he has some unimaginable powers, along with the ability to speak. Underdog vows to protect the citizens of Capitol City, and one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebred
Flash of genius ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shun him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity
Shanghai knights by Alfred Gough( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon travel to England to find out who killed Chon's father. The killer steals the Chinese Imperial Seal that Chon's father was protecting. While they are in England, they stumble upon a conspiracy to murder the entire British royal family. Only with the help of Chon's beautiful, but deadly sister, can the trio stop the assassination and return the Imperial Seal to its rightful owners
Rush hour 3 by Long Cheng( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a Chinese criminal mastermind flees to Paris, there's only one culture-clashed, crime fighting duo for the job. Ready to raise cane in the city of lights, Chief Inspector Lee and Detective Carter get themselves caught in an explosive battle between French police, the Triad gang, an angry cabbie and two gorgeous femmes fatales. But, Lee and Carter manage to uncover the secret at the heart of the Triad syndicate
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the Heart of Gold and search for the ultimate question
The recruit by Roger Towne( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clayton recently completed his studies at MIT. One evening, Clayton is approached by Walter Burke, a recruiter for the CIA, and believes Clayton is just the sort of man the CIA is looking for. Clayton, who has little interest in an ordinary nine-to-five career accepts the offer. Clayton has to keep in mind Burke's dictum that "nothing is as it seems," especially when Clayton is given a special assignment -- find the mole within the Agency's training program who is actually feeding information to America's enemies
While you were sleeping by Jon Turteltaub( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely young woman saves the life of a handsome stranger she has fallen in love with from afar. His family mistakes her for his fiancee, and she goes along because she likes his offbeat family so much. Matters take a hilarious turn when she meets and falls in love with her make-belive lover's brother
G. I Jane by Ridley Scott( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lieutenant O'Neil is the first woman ever given the opportunity to earn a place in the armed forces' most highly skilled combat unit--the elite Navy SEALs. But the already brutal rigors of training camp turn into an unimaginable test of courage and determination once it becomes clear that no one--powerful politicians, top military brass or her male Navy SEAL teammates--wants her to succeed
Grosse Pointe blank by George Armitage( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An assassin attends his 10-year high school class reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he reconnects with his ex-girlfriend
Reign of fire by Touchstone Entertainment( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In present day London dragons awake. Fast forward 20 years, to a world devastated by their destruction. Fire Chief Quinn, is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a community alive in what's left of the world. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan, who says he has a way to destroy the beasts and save mankind
Robocop by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. When Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father, and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing. There is still a man inside the machine, pursuing justice
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
Balls of fury by George Lopez( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona gets sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, all in an effort to smoke out his father's killer. The killer happens to be one of the FBI's Most Wanted, Feng. Two decades out of the game, Randy can't turn his life around and avenge his father's murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the spiritual guidance of blind Ping-Pong Master Wong, and the training expertise of Wong's very sexy niece Maggie, both of whom also have a dark history with Feng. The most unique Ping-Pong tournaments ever staged take place at Feng's mysterious jungle compound. There, Randy faces formidable players, such as his long-ago Olympics opponent, the still-vicious Karl Wolfschtagg
Rush hour by Brett Ratner( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rush hour 2: It's vacation time for Det. Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more a little more excitement. Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy in Hong Kong. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot between a L.A. crime boss and a Triad leader. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of a sexy customs agent
Simon Birch ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The smallest kid in town gets into constant trouble and teams up with his best friend who is searching for his real father
 
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English (171)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Russian (1)
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