Bacon, Kevin 1958-
Most widely held works about Kevin Bacon
Most widely held works by Kevin Bacon
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,530 libraries worldwide
"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"--Container.
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.
Frost/Nixon ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results.
My dog Skip ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
Who says best friends have to be human? Not Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz), who receives a talented terrier named Skip for his birthday. With Skip's remarkable and unconventional help, Willie and Skip turn bullies into friends, tangle with hapless moonshiners, and even win the affections of the prettiest girl in school.
JFK ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Director Oliver Stone seamlessly blends archival film with acted sequences in his version of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which alleges that there was a massive plot and cover-up surrounding JFK's death.
Balto ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Part husky/part wolf, Balto doesn't know where he belongs. He's an outcast in Alaska, except to his true friends--Boris, the Russian snow goose; polar bear cubs Muk and Luk; and the beautiful husky, Jenna. Even though he's different, all of Balto's friends recognize what he still can't see himself; his noble spirit. One day, a serious diphtheria epidemic spreads fast among the children of Nome. When a fierce blizzard closes off all routes of transport, there's no way to obtain life-saving medicine ... unless a team of sled dogs can race six-hundred miles through the blinding Arctic storm and bring back antitoxin. But the dogs are lost in the frozen wilderness. Now, only Balto can rescue the team and save the children.
Taking Chance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.
Sleepers ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for Boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. Fifteen years later, they have an unexpected opportunity for revenge.
Diner ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Set in 1959, a band of long-time buddies since high school gather at a local diner to share their escapades and make sense of their lives. As one by one they drift off to join the mainstream of life they still cling to their shared boyhood dreams.
JFK ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
The story of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison whose investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an obsession.
Footloose ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
A fatherless teen-age boy from Chicago, who likes to dance, tries to shake up his new small midwestern hometown of Bomont, which doesn't allow public dancing. Bomont's Baptist minister is a staunch supporter of the ban on public dancing, but has a "loose" teenage daughter in high school who doesn't share his views on the ban. The two teenagers develop a mutual affection for each other and fight the town's ban on dancing in order to have a high school dance.
A few good men ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior.
Footloose ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality.
Hollow man ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
After years of experimentation, Dr. Sebastian Caine, a brilliant but arrogant scientist working for the Defense Department, has successfully transformed mammals to an invisible state and brought them back to their original physical form. Detemined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine instructs his team to move on to phase III: human experimentation. Dr. Caine uses himself as the first subject.
Stir of echoes ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
After Tom is hypnotized at a neighborhood party, he changes. He sees things he can't explain and hears voices he can't ignore. As the visions intensify, he realizes they are echoes of a crime calling out to be solved.
Flatliners ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 719 libraries worldwide
An ambitious, charismatic medical student persuades two classmates to take part in an experiment to determine if there is life after death.
National Lampoon's Animal house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men that no one can stand except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of their fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade.
My one and only ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Ann Devereaux has just left her philandering husband Dan, a society bandleader, and taken to the road with her teenage sons, George and Robbie, in search of a suitable new mate. But it's 1953, years past Ann's courting days. Now it seems that the losers and playboys outnumber the eligible and willing bachelors.
Tremors ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and French and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Two country handymen and a seismology student discover a desolate town infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live underground.
X-men first class ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
Abuse of administrative power Accidents Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Apollo 13 (Spacecraft) Assassination Biographical films Comedy films Dance Detective and mystery films Detectives Dogs Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Friendship in children Frost, David,--1939 Apr. 7- Garrison, Jim,--1921-1992 Greek letter societies Historical films Horror films Juvenile works Kennedy, John F.--1917-1963 Lehane, Dennis Lovell, Jim Made-for-TV movies Male friendship Man-woman relationships Massachusetts--Boston Melodramas (Motion pictures) Morris, Willie Murder--Investigation Musical films New York (State)--New York Nixon, Richard M.--1913-1994 Presidents Revenge Space flight to the moon Space rescue operations Space vehicle accidents Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Marine Corps Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watergate Affair (1972-1974)
Multiple languages (40)
No Linguistic content (3)