Penn, Sean 1960-
Most widely held works about Sean Penn
Most widely held works by Sean Penn
Milk ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,081 libraries worldwide
Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk.
Dead man walking ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,012 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor. The journey they undertake in search of the truth is powerful and profound.
Mystic River ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,996 libraries worldwide
Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quiet life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own.
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,904 libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.
Into the wild ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.
Persepolis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
The thin red line ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,748 libraries worldwide
In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war.
The interpreter ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
"In one of the hidden corridors of power at United Nations headquarters, translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a potentially explosive secret about a planned assassination attempt. But when federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn) investigates her claim and digs deeper into Silvia's dangerous past, he begins to question whether she is a victim - or a suspect"--Container.
I am Sam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need.
21 grams ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
Fate brought them together, now vengence will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption.
All the king's men ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
A small-town lawyer rides an improbable series of events to the Louisiana governor's mansion, where his populist policies and ruthless scheming quickly earn him some powerful enemies.
Fair game ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Dogtown and Z-boys ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.
Before night falls ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work." -- Container.
Carlito's way ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 784 libraries worldwide
An ex-druglord fights to escape his violent, treacherous past and finds that ultimately, his most dangerous enemy is himself.
The pledge ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer? Before long evidence is uncovered that suggests the girl was just one in a series of brutal killings involving young girls and a mysterious man.
Fast times at Ridgemont High ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students.
What just happened ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Ben is an overburdened movie producer. He tries to balance his life and has to contend with the never-ending demands of 2 ex-wives, his ice-queen studio head, and a menagerie of various Hollywood prima donnas. Ben manages to take it all in stride. He copes by exuding a smoothly assuring demeanor. The only thing that really seems to upset Ben is when he discovers that his ex-wife sleeps with one of his colleagues.
The game ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 676 libraries worldwide
"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
Fast times at Ridgemont High ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
The struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence, success, sexuality, money, maturity, school, and particularly with just making it through the formative years.
Adventure and adventurers Assassination Biographical films California--Los Angeles California--San Francisco College graduates Custody of children Detective and mystery films Detectives Disaster relief Disasters Drama Election districts Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Friendship Gay politicians Gay rights Guadalcanal, Battle of (Solomon Islands : 1942-1943) Historical films History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Louisiana--New Orleans Massachusetts--Boston McCandless, Christopher Johnson,--1968-1992 Milk, Harvey Moscone, George,--d. 1978 Motion picture actors and actresses Murder--Investigation Nonfiction films People with mental disabilities Political campaigns Revenge Risk-taking (Psychology) San Francisco (Calif.).--Board of Supervisors Social aspects Social history Solomon Islands Television programs--for the hearing impaired Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired White, Dan,--1946-1985 World War (1939-1945)
Penn, Sean Justin 1960- Vorlage
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