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Phoenix, River

Works: 117 works in 434 publications in 7 languages and 14,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Artist, Author, Director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about River Phoenix
Publications by River Phoenix
Publications by River Phoenix, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by River Phoenix
Stand by me by Rob Reiner( visu )
58 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,964 libraries worldwide
Explores friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up as four twelve-year-old boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. Set in the small Oregon town of Castle Rock in the summer of 1959
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by Steven Spielberg( visu )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 2,925 libraries worldwide
Indiana Jones and his father set out to find the mystically-empowered Holy Grail
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson( visu )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
My own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant( visu )
58 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott, the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire, embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home
The Mosquito Coast by Peter Weir( visu )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Allie Fox is fed up. Angered by a world whose nuclear doomsday clock is always two minutes away, the brilliant inventor leads his wife and four children into the remote Central America jungles to carve out a new society
Running on empty by Sidney Lumet( visu )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Ever since antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, the Popes and their children have been on the run from the law. Now elder son Danny is 17 and he wants to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with
Explorers by Eric Luke( visu )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 487 libraries worldwide
In their makeshift laboratory, three young boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey
I love you to death ( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Based on the bizarre true story of a couple, Frances and Anthony Toto, who live in Allentown, Pennsylvania and run a pizza parlor. She tries to kill her husband four times! The woman is a devoted wife who discovers that her pizza-making husband is cheating on her and decides to kill him for breaking her heart. Her plot includes the help of her mother, an oddball busboy and two drug-addled cousins. Althought it is set in Allentown it was filmed in Tacoma, Wash
Dogfight ( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Cpl. Eddie Birdlace is out to party hearty with his pals on their last night in San Francisco before shipping out to Vietnam. They make a wager called the Dogfight, where each Marine puts in $50 and the guy who finds the most unattractive date wins. Birdlace finds Rose, an "ugly duckling" who joins him in a night of life-transforming impact
The thing called love by Peter Bogdanovich( visu )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
In Nashville, Tennessee, four musical hopefuls become friends and begin a rocky ride to what they hope will be stardom
Little Nikita ( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
A teenager's life is on the line when he discovers his All-American parents are Soviet spies in this taut espionage thriller. With excellent performances from a top-notch cast, Little Nikita is a fast-paced suspense thriller in the tradition of classic Hitchcock
The adventures of Indiana Jones ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
In Raiders of the lost ark, archaeologist-cum-soldier of fortune, Indiana Jones gets pitted against Nazis hoping to locate and seize the Biblical Ark of the Covenant -- an artifact of immeasurable value and the reputed source of unlimited power. In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, after barely escaping a raging Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indy crash-lands into the wilds of India where he undercovers a sinister scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children in a fortress-like mine. In Indiana Jones and the last crusade, after Nazis kidnap Indy's father, the foremost authority on the Holy Grail, an artifact reputed to have the power to give and take life, Indy inches through rat-filled catacombs, battles Nazis in biplane dogfights, and braves the firepower of unstoppable tanks in order to find his father and the Grail
Silent tongue by Sam Shepard( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A frontier drama in which a man steals the half-breed daughter of a medicine show huckster, and with her father and brother in pursuit, delivers her to his recently bereaved son
A Night in the life of Jimmy Reardon ( visu )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
It's the eve of high school graduation, the beginning of the rest of Jimmy Reardon's life. In just 24 hours, he's going to demolish his relationship with Lisa, several friendships and his dad's car
Backwards the riddle of dyslexia ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a bright, charming youngster whose explosive actions are triggered by his inability to read and write. Once the problem is identified, intervention by trained professionals and the parents helps the child to make great progress and to overcome his feelings of being stupid. Intended to show how dyslexia can affect behavior
My private Idaho Das Ende der Unschuld ( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Der deutsche Untertitel geht aufs Konto der ARD. Einerseits ein Hinweis auf den Gehalt der Story, andererseits eine Anspielung auf die private Tragödie ihres Hauptdarstellers River Phoenix: Fast genau vor einem Jahr, am 31.10.1993, krepierte der Shooting-Star an einem Cocktail harter Drogen. Seltsam, aber angesichts der schweren Jugen von River Phoenix scheint sein gräßliches Ende so konsequent, wie es auch eine direkte Fortsetzung von "My Private Idaho" sein könnte. Auf den nächtlichen Straßen von Portland verdingen sich Mike und Scott als Strichjungen. Ihre Kunden sind frustrierte Ehefrauen und schwule Männer. Mike hat kaum eine andere Wahl: Er stammt aus einer zerrütteten Familie, ist auf der ständigen Suche nach seiner Mutter und findet einen Ersatzvater im Drogendealer (!) und Zuhälter Bob. Ab und an erleidet Mike einen Anfall von Narkolepsie, einer Schlafkrankheit, die alle Muskeln jäh erschlaffen läßt. für Scott dagegen ist das Vagabundieren nur eine effektvolle Möglichkeit, dem Schatten seines Vater zu entfliehen, des mächtigen Bürgermeisters. Als Mike und Scott nach Italien fliehen und sich Scott in Camella verliebt, zerbricht die Freundschaft ... River Phoenix, der nie eine Schauspielschule besuchte, erregte bereits als Kinderstar Aufmerksamkeit. Nach "Explorers" und "Stand by me" spielte er in "Mosquito Coast" neben Harrison Ford und erhielt für "Die Flucht ins Ungewisse" eine Oscar-Nominierung.
Evolution's end the clear cut facts ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A documentary which explores the destruction of the American forests
A night in the life of Jimmy Reardon ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In 1962, middle-class Jimmy Reardon has just graduated from high school in a wealthy Chicago suburb. His girlfriend Lisa is moving to Hawaii, his friends are going to Ivy League schools, and his father is sending him to a dull, all-male business school. In just 24 hours, Jimmy sets out to find his own path and in the process demolishes his relationship with Lisa, several friendships, and his dad's car
Stand by me Das Geheimnis eines Sommers = Riccordo di un'estate ( visu )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Unspektakuläre, aber mitreissende und atmosphärisch sehr überzeugende Verfilmung einer Vorlage von Horror-König Stephen King, der hier leise Töne anschlägt. Die einfühlsame Regie und die vier jungen Hauptdarsteller machten den Film in den USA und in unseren Kinos mit fast 1,5 Mio. Zuschauern zu einem eindrucksvollen Überraschungshit
4 film favorites ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The fugitive: A Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife is determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who actually committed the crime
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Alternative Names
Aleka's Attic 1970-1993
River Phoenix 1970-1993
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