WorldCat Identities

Adams, Jane 1965-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 265 publications in 7 languages and 11,324 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Documentary television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Horror films  Film adaptations  College life films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Adams
Songcatcher by Maggie Greenwald( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When musicologist Doctor Lily Penleric is passed over, again, for a prominent teaching position, she decides to leave the city to visit her sister in the rugged mountains of Appalachia. While there, Lily, discovers a well spring of emotional "love songs" (ballads) that have been passed down through generations from the original Irish and Scottish immigrants who have settled in the area. Determined to document the history of the songs, and the recording of them as well, she is profoundly changed by the generosity, strength and freedom of the fiercely proud mountain people
Poltergeist( Visual )

13 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever
Wonder boys by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up
Jesse Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone is a quiet chief of police in a cold, gray, seaside town. When a serial killer strikes, this tough cop is in the thick of it. Add his girlfriend, an ex-wife and a sexy defense attorney, and things really heat up
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection. Includes illicit sexual behavior
Brigsby Bear by Kyle Mooney( Visual )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show that James has carried with him into adulthood. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself
The wackness( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against crimes like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set in this time, troubled high school student Luke Shapiro is a teenage pot dealer who forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires, a psychiatrist and kindred lost soul. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him weed for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression
Music from another room by Jude Law( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a five-year-old boy aids in the birth of a family friend's baby girl, he vows to marry her when she grows up. Twenty-five years later, they find each other and the comedy ensues
The anniversary party by Alan Cumming( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Joe and his actress wife Sally throw a party to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their turbulent marriage. At the party both guests and hosts start telling each other the truth-- something rarely heard in Hollywood
Father of the bride part II by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While George Banks is trying to recapture his youth his daughter and wife announce they are pregnant
The brave one by Neil Jordan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City radio host Erica Bain is working and living a wonderful life. One night she and her fiancé, David, are brutally attacked. David is killed and Erica is almost beaten to death. Erica is traumatized and in order to cope and work past the tragic event, Erica becomes someone else. She buys a gun and begins to roam the streets at night looking to take her revenge on the men who were responsible for the attack. Late one night, Erica is in the back of a convenience store when a man comes in and kills his store clerk wife. The man comes after her and she protects herself, finding that is is very easy to shoot a gun. Days later, Erica is on the subway when she is about to be raped by two men, and again she protects herself. The city becomes fascinated with the exploits of this vigilante killer, but NYPD Detective Mercer is trying to catch this person, before the killer strikes again
The sensation of sight( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finn is an English teacher going through a mid-life crisis. Having just had a recent tragedy in his life, he takes up selling encyclopedias to the town as he looks for meaning in life
Digging for fire by Joe Swanberg( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend
Any place I hang my hat by Susan Isaacs( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Harvard and the Columbia School of Journalism, Amy becomes a political reporter for the prestigious weekly In Depth. While covering a political fund-raiser, Amy meets a college student who claims to be the son of one of the presidential candidates. It's precisely the sort of story that In Depth wouldn't deign to cover, but the idea of tracking down a lost parent and demanding recognition intrigues Amy
The mistress's daughter by A. M Homes( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her critically acclaimed novels and short stories, A.M. Homes has proved herself as one of this generation's most fearless authors. Now, in her latest work, The Mistress's Daughter, Homes moves from fiction to fact, shifting the focus to her own life and the families--biological and adoptive--who have shaped it. Applying the withering honesty and wicked wit for which she is known and celebrated, Homes tackles issues of identity and personal history from a fresh perspective, using her two sets of parents to illustrate the age-old debate of nature versus nurture. A.M. Homes was put up for adoption before she was born. Thirty years later, she was contacted by her birth mother, and Homes's childhood fantasies about who that woman might be were revived--only to be dashed by meeting her in person. Rather than the beautiful, capable goddess Homes had dreamed of, her mother proves to be a complicated, unsettling woman who demands too much, too soon; who fails to respect Homes's personal boundaries; and who requires mothering rather than providing it. Homes's biological father, meanwhile, treats his relationship with his daughter much like the illicit affair that created her, promising much but delivering little. Homes alternately pulls toward and away from her newfound parents, wanting something from this "new" family yet unsure exactly what and uncertain as to how it would fit with the family she calls her own. In this way, the author explores the confounding nature of heredity--as much as she feels alienated from her birth parents, she in equal measure recognizes herself in their tics, mannerisms, and physical characteristics. Ultimately, Homes moves beyond both her biological and adoptive parents, widening her net of family by looking back into her genealogical history and looking to the future in the form of her baby daughter. It is in this extended family picture that she finally finds her peace."--Publisher's web site
Hung by Thomas Jane( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school basketball coach Ray Drecker lives in a Detroit devastated by the decline of the auto industry. After an electrical fire destroys his home, he loses custody of his kids to ex-wife Jessica; joins forces with poet-turned-pimp Tanya, with whom he once had a fling; and becomes a male escort
Mrs. Parker and the vicious circle by Alan Rudolph( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famed lunch scene at the Algonquin Hotel's Round Table. Home to a circle of mutually supportive young artists that defined New York sophistication and a literate era of wit and intellect
Liberty! : the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberty! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today"--Container
Hung by Thomas Jane( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the (still) recession-plagued suburbs of Detroit, Hung continues to revolve around the unorthodox efforts of divorced teacher/coach Ray Drecker to generate extra cash by selling his 'winning tool' to desperate women
Always shine( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Ukrainian and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends, both actresses, leave Los Angeles for Big Sur embarking on a weekend getaway to reconnect. Once alone, however, the two women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to the surface, causing them to lose grasp not just of the true nature of their relationship, but also of their own identities
 
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Τζέιν Άνταμς

Джейн Адамс

ג'ין אדמס

ג'ין אדמס שחקנית אמריקאית

جاين آدامز ممثلة أمريكية

جین آدامز

جین آدامز (هنرپیشه) بازیگر آمریکایی

جین ایڈمز (اداکارہ)

제인 애덤스

ジェーン・アダムス

珍·亞當斯 (演員)

簡·亞當斯

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