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Sheridan, Jim 1949-

Works: 216 works in 782 publications in 10 languages and 12,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Scenarist, Speaker, Film editor, Creator, Performer, Actor, Editor, Designer, Restager , Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Sheridan
My left foot the story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

104 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
In America by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell's Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again
Brothers by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void
In the name of the father by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name
Dream house by Daniel Craig( Visual )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Atenton quit a high-profile job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby, and their two daughters to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children. When Will investigates, he's not sure if he's seeing ghosts or if the tragic events are somehow related to his past. The only clues come from his mysterious neighbor
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Danny Flynn returns to his Belfast neighborhood after 14 years in prison, all he wants is to find peace, resume his career, and reclaim the love of the woman who has remained etched in his mind. As they slowly embrace the possibilities of renewed romance, they realize cultural taboos stand in the way and fighting for love could cost them their lives
Get rich or die tryin' by 50 Cent( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rap superhero is encased in muscular flesh like armor, his face is an impassive mask, he reaches out to destroy his enemies with his unique talent. Marcus is a gangster who breaks from his youthful life of crime to triumph as a rapper. Marcus's girlfriend helps him pull free the wires holding his jaw shut when he's recovered from being shot in the face. He even has a moment when a razor blade is thrown into his cell and is encouraged to kill himself. Instead, the self-reliant gangster uses it to carve his rhymes into the walls
My left foot by Christy Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of Christy Brown, celebrated painter and writer, who was born with cerebral palsy and overcame this handicap -- using his left foot -- to become one of Ireland's most charismatic and talented artists
Into the West( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical fable about two Irish brothers traveling across the country on a magical white horse
Some mother's son by Terry George( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a Britain prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of the war
Agnes Browne( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and her seven children living in central Dublin are thrown into emotional turmoil and financial crisis after the unexpected death of her husband
In America : a portrait of the film by Jim Sheridan( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some mother's son : the screenplay by Terry George( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leave the fighting to McGuigan : the official biography of Barry McGuigan by Jim Sheridan( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobile homes by Jim Sheridan( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mein linker Fuss( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Alter von vier Jahren kann Christy Brown, zehntes Kind einer irischen Arbeiterfamilie in den 30er Jahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts, sich nicht mehr bewegen. Der Arzt diagnostiziert zerebrale Kinderlähmung. Zu dieser Zeit scheint das Schicksal eines derart behinderten Jungen vorherbestimmt, aber Christy entdeckt, dass er seinen linken Fuss bewegen kann. Unterstützt durch seine Mutter entwickelt er die Fähigkeit, mit seinem Fuss zu schreiben und zu malen und seine Bilder sind so schön, dass sie bald ausgestellt werden und sich alle Welt um das "Wunderkind" reisst. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Based on a true story docudrama, biopic and history( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panelists discuss guidelines for writing a fact-based screenplay, and explore the responsibility of the writer to the audience when dealing with actual events. Followed by a question and answer period
Im Namen des Vaters( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier junge Iren und ihre angeblichen Helfer werden 1975 Bombenanschläge auf Londoner Pubs vorgeworfen. Sie werden durch Folter "geständig" gemacht und teils zu lebenslangen Haftstrafen verurteilt. Im Gefängnis nehmen Vater und Sohn, unterstützt von einer engagierten Rechtsanwältin, den Kampf gegen das Fehlurteil auf. Der in die Skandalchronik der britischen Justiz als der "Guilford Four"-Fall eingegangene Prozeß dient als Hintergrund für einen für Gerechtigkeit und Verständnis plädierenden Film, der durch große emotionale Kraft berührt. In Inszenierung, Kamera, Schnitt und schauspielerischen Leistungen gleichermaßen beeindruckend
En el nombre del padre( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Años 70. Irlanda del Norte. El joven Gerry tiene un altercado con las tropas británicas. El IRA le amenaza con pararle los pies. Ante esta situación el padre de Gerry logra que éste escape a Londres. Cierta noche de 1974, mientras Gerry y unos amigos duermen en un parque explotan bombas en dos pubs con un saldo de cinco muertos. Gerry y sus compañeros son arrestados e interrogados brutalmente por la policía, obteniendo una declaración falsa que involucra al padre de Gerry. Todos son juzgados y condenados
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Sheridan, Jam 1949-

Sheridan, Jim

シェリダン, ジム

The boxerIn America : a portrait of the filmSome mother's son : the screenplay