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Forster, Robert 1942-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 679 publications in 9 languages and 30,157 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Robert Forster
Publications by Robert Forster
Most widely held works about Robert Forster
 
Most widely held works by Robert Forster
The Descendants by Alexander Payne( visu )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,131 libraries worldwide
"Experience a bittersweet drama about a detached father's attempt to reconnect with his two daughters and their often-hilarious quest for the truth in this 'moving, enlightening, funny and unapologetically human' film."--Container
Firewall by Lang ke long( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,745 libraries worldwide
Bank security expert Jack Stanfield specializes in designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there is a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for -- himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game
Mulholland Dr. by Qu Lin( visu )
40 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,731 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingenue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?
Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino( visu )
103 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,615 libraries worldwide
A stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out beach bunny and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars
Ghosts of girlfriends past by Guthrie CSD( visu )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends - at one time and by teleconference. So when he goes home to attend his brother's wedding, he has a singular goal in mind: score with the only bridesmaid he has somehow managed to miss. But the ghost of his departed Uncle Wayne - who taught him to love 'em and then leave 'em - has another goal in mind: restore Connor's lost faith in true love. This will be a tough assignment, one that will require many past girlfriends and the ghosts of his past, present and future
London has fallen by Babak Najafi( visu )
9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
After the British Prime Minister passes away under mysterious circumstances, his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one
Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
Roommates Kelly and Chloe are enjoying their lives and their downtown Detroit loft just fine. At Chloe's 84-year old boyfriend's house, they hang out one night. But things go awry and before the end of the evening there will be two corpses, two angry hit men, one switch of identity, a safe-deposit box full of loot up for grabs, and fast on the scene, detective Frank Delsa, who now has another double homicide-- and this one with a beautiful, willful witness-- to add to his already heavy caseload.--
Death in paradise by Robert B Parker( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
"Parker may be the finest prose stylist in the genre." Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town. The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the shore of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, face down, is something that used to be a girl. The local cops haven't seen anything like this before, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hasn't committed suicide, she hasn't been drowned: she's been shot and dumped, discarded like trash
Like Mike by David Nelson( visu )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
An orphan boy named Calvin lives out his dream of becoming a profesional athlete with a little help from a magical pair of sneakers. Soon after he steps into the shoes Calvin's amazing ability land him a position in an all star basketball team
Stone cold by Robert B Parker( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
A mysterious couple is carefully choosing victims, stalking them, and nailing them with two simultaneous shots. As Jesse desperately tries to find some connection between the victims, he hopes the link will help him identify the killers. A heavy drinker, still in love with his ex-wife, Jesse is fighting personal demons, but now he is under increasingly intense pressure. As the death count rises, town officials want Jesse to stop the serial murders at any cost
Medium cool by Haskell Wexler( visu )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced
Confidence by James Foley( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Con man Jake and his gang, Gordo, Miles, and Big Al, pull off a swindling job stealing money from a guy who turns out to be a mob accountant for crime boss, King. Then Jake and his crew attempt to pull off an even bigger scam to make up for their mistake. This time the con involves the King's enemy, the mob-connected banker Morgan Price. Two corrupt cops join Jake's team while the King appoints his henchman, Lupus to oversee the operation
Me, myself & Irene by Bobby Farrelly( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
A good-natured Rhode Island state trooper has endured years of internalizing his frustrations about his unfaithful wife, work and the people in his community causing him to develop an alter ego that's abusive, violent, and raunchy. Sent on a trip to escort an extradited prisoner home, the pair soon become the target of unscroupulous developers and a rogue cop
Dragon wars by Hyung-rae Shim( visu )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a young woman, named Sarah who is stricken with a mysterious illness, is supposed to help him. The Imoogi makes its way to Los Angeles, wreaking havoc and destruction. The entire city is under arms and Ethan and Sarah need make it to Los Angeles in time to save the entire population from total destruction
Double play by Robert B Parker( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Joseph Burke is hired as bodyguard to a spoiled twenty-five year-old woman. This story intertwines with the story of baseball player, Jackie Robinson
The black hole by Jeb Rosebrook( visu )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Scientists are all aboard an Earth discovery vessel on a fruitless search for life in space when they encounter a lost spaceship perched on the event horizon of the universe's most powerful phenomenon, a black hole
Survivor ( visu )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
A Foreign Service Officer newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the US. After surviving a vicious attack on the embassy, she finds herself framed for crimes she didn't commit and racing to elude assassins while trying to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve
The code by Mimi Leder( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Two thieves try to pull off a dangerous heist with FBI, NYPD, and KGB operatives on their trail, and try to escape with their loot and their lives
The confirmation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy about an estranged father and son, whose weekend adventure leads to something they never imagined, a true family connection
Cleaner by Renny Harlin( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Single father and former cop Tom Carver has an unusual vocation-- he cleans up crime scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Carver is shocked to learn that he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover up
 
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Alternative Names
Foster, Robert 1942-
Languages
English (272)
Spanish (18)
French (15)
German (13)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (2)
Korean (1)
Chinese (1)
Catalan (1)
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