Most widely held works about Ron Howard
Most widely held works by Ron Howard
A beautiful mind ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.
Curious George ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
Ted, an earnest guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, discovers that the museum is losing money and he's about to be out of a job. So he heads to Africa in search of the ancient, long-lost, gigantic idol Zagawa. To his chagrin, the statue turns out to be tiny. Ted's hopes of saving the museum and impressing Maggie--the elementary school teacher of his dreams--with a grand new acquisition are dashed. Unbeknownst to Ted, the curious monkey he befriended has stowed away and followed him home to the big city. Now, Ted needs to save the museum and figure out what to do with George. It's going to be a long week.
Willow ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Willow Ufgood leaves his village to carry a special baby to safety. Aided by a swashbuckling warrior, Willow's quest is plagued by danger as the Powers of Darkness scheme to destroy the child--a child destined to bring everlasting peace and freedom to the land.
Far and away ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A poor but proud Irish tenant farmer accompanies the spoiled and headstrong daughter of a wealthy landlord to America in a quest for land.
Ransom ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 libraries worldwide
When the son of a wealthy businessman is kidnapped, he defies the experts and turns the tables on the kidnappers in a last-chance effort to rescue his boy.
Cocoon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
"When visitors from a distant galaxy return to earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains, the chance to recapture their youth"--Container.
American graffiti ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and German and held by 646 libraries worldwide
One night in the life of a group of high school friends just before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
Splash ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The story of a workaholic who thinks he will never find love and the mermaid who comes ashore to find him and prove him wrong.
Osmosis Jones ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 571 libraries worldwide
He's a new strain and he's one cell of a guy. He's Osmosis Jones. In the "real" world, Frank ingests a villainous virus named Thrax. Now, deep inside the animated inner realm of the "City of Frank", its up to maverick white blood cell cop, Jones, and his reluctant sidekick, cold-capsule Drix to thwart Thrax's epidemic of evil.
Cocoon ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 488 libraries worldwide
When the Antareans, advanced beings from another planet, arrive at an old age home in Florida, the senior citizens there get a second chance at being young in this story of youth, old age, and how people choose to live their lives.
Huckleberry Finn ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Mark Twain's story about a young boy and a runaway slave, who survived, on wits and cunning, a journey down the Mississippi filled with perils mostly of the human and societal variety.
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 348 libraries worldwide
A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home.
EDTV ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Ed Pekurny is just a regular guy who feels he has nothing to lose by agreeing to be a star of a new reality-based TV show. ALmost overnight, the program becomes a hit, and suddenly this goofy but engaging video clerk is a national celebrity!
The Andy Griffith show ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Widower Andy Taylor is sheriff of Mayberry, N.C., and lives with his son, Opie, and Aunt Bee. Nervous Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife provides lots of comedy and laughter.
Destination Paraguay ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
In this video trip to Paraguay, viewers gain insights into rural and urban life in Paraguay and Peace Corps activities there.
Gung ho ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Michael Keaton persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his home town's defunct auto factory, but when the Japanese hire him to enforce their policies among his American co-workers, he goes from hero to zero in seconds flat.
American graffiti drive-in double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
In American graffiti, two teenage boys, scheduled to leave for college in the morning, spend a final summer night in 1962 cruising the strip. This leads to a series of misadventures for them and two other California teenagers. More American graffiti shows episodes in the same characters' lives as the 1960s continue and John Milner is drag racing, the Toad is in Vietnam, Debbie is a San Francisco hippie, and Steve and Laurie weather a domestic crisis.
The missing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Maggie is a young plainswoman raising her two daughters in the desolate wilderness of New Mexico. When daughter Lily is kidnapped by a dark-hooded phantom with shape-shifting powers, Maggie's long-estranged father offers to help find her. Though stunned by his return, Maggie knows she must swallow both hurt and pride if she is ever to see Lily again. Unaware of the frightening events that lurk in the distance, father and daughter set out to track down the fiend that took Lily. But lying in wait is horror so unspeakable it will change them all forever.
The Alamo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.
The shootist ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle.
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