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Allen, Karen 1951-

Works: 214 works in 652 publications in 7 languages and 22,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television plays, American  Christmas stories 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about  Karen Allen Publications about Karen Allen
Publications by  Karen Allen Publications by Karen Allen
Most widely held works about Karen Allen
Most widely held works by Karen Allen
Raiders of the lost ark by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiana Jones is a bullwhip-cracking archeologist assigned by the U.S. Government to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Convenant before the Nazis can obtain it for their own evil use
The Sandlot by David Mickey Evans ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1960's, this comedy focuses on a fifth grader who can't throw a baseball but is recruited by the leader of a neighborhood gang to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a summer he'll never forget
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1962, Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman are freshman in college. They want to join a fraternity. After visiting several, including the snobby Omega house, they come to a Delta house pledge party. Here they meet the handsome, but compulsive womanizer Otter, his best friend Boone, Boone's girlfriend Katy, the daring thrill-seeker D-Day, the ever responsible Hoover, and slacker Bluto. They are accepted into the fraternity and join in on the wild toga parties, road trips, and practical jokes. But Dean Wormer is determined to have Delta kicked off campus and its members expelled. He enlists the help of Omega house and its leaders Doug Neidermyer and Greg Marmalard and new pledge Chip Diller. Delta is not willing to go away quietly
Scrooged by Richard Donner ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways
Starman by John Carpenter ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days he'll die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
The silent boy by Lois Lowry ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katy, the precocious ten-year-old daughter of the town doctor, befriends a retarded boy
The Perfect storm by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Andrea Gail is a sword fishing boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Billy Tyne is her captain, down-on-his-luck from a recent losing streak, looking to bring back one big score so he and his crew will have the money to stay ashore during the coming winter. So out they go, and they hit it big, hauling in what the crew estimates is a quarter-million-dollars worth of fish. Unfortunately, they haven't paid attention to the weather forecasts or the radio, and the boat is right in the path of what will become one of the most terrifying and fantastic storms of the century. The always-beating heart of the adventure are the men (and women) who go down to the sea in ships and are oft-times lost at sea, doing battle with the unpredictable, sometimes vicious forces of Nature. Based on a true story, and dedicated to the ten thousand Gloucestermen who have died at sea since 1623
The sky is falling by Sidney Sheldon ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A popular, charismatic American family experiences a series of terrible tragedies, and when an anchorwoman investigates, she begins to discover evidence that seems unbelievable
Cleopatra destiny's queen by Monte Markham ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Her name is synonymous with beauty, power and seduction. She was ruler of Egypt, Caesar's mistress and Mark Antony's lover. Presents the life of the most alluring woman of the ancient world
Tennessee Williams' The glass menagerie by Paul Newman ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shy, crippled girl and her troubled brother, trapped in a claustrophobic family situation, try to escape from their mother's fantasies and find their own identities
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam and Charles Trask grow up in the shadow of their father, Cyrus. Cyrus prefers Adam, inciting jealousy in his younger son. Adam is signed up for the cavalry, while Charles works on the family farm. Reuniting years later, the brothers live in peace until a beautiful woman nearly beaten to death arrives on their front porch. Adam nurses her back to health and falls blindly in love. But Cathy hides a cruel past. Adam and Cathy marry and have twin boys. Cathy soon deserts the family, showing up later as "Kate," the madam of an upscale brothel. Adam's sons have a relationship that mirrors his own. Adam's business venture fails and depletes the family fortune. One son seeks out his mother, who has been long assumed dead
The basket ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A picturesque story of the landscapes through the territory of the human heart. A Pacific Northwest logging community in 1918 struggles to come to terms with the pain and prejudice of wartime America. Weaving an unlikely thread of forbidden love, racial tension, German opera lessons and a new game called basketball
The adventures of Indiana Jones ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member 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
November Christmas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vanessa Marks returns to her hometown library to read to children the book that she wrote, "November Christmas." The book is about her serious illness as a child and how her family and community teamed up to move Halloween to August and Christmas to November to help her
Cruising by William Friedkin ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S & M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society
Running from the law by Lisa Scottoline ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agreeing to represent a respected judge in a scandalous sexual harassment suit by his secretary, wisecracking lawyer Rita Morrone Hamilton is stunned when the trial turns deadly
White Irish drinkers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert
Wind River ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Nick Wilson, a young white settler who is accepted as part of the Shoshone Indian tribe and becomes an original Pony Express rider. When a Shoshone warrior "kidnaps" Nick and brings him back to the tribe, Nick learns how to become a warrior himself. But when a gang of settlers, including his brother, comes looking for him, Nick has to face the toughest decision of his life ... return to his real family or stay with the Indian family he has grown to love
Shaka Zulu the last great warrior ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shaka Zulu was a child of prophecy who grew to become the greatest Zulu leader in history. This is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world. As England expands its colonies into Africa, a new nation is forming around the strength of Shaka Zulu's rise to power through bloody civil wars. His fight for freedom is full of thunderous action, heroism and heart
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English (265)
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