Pierson, Frank R.
Most widely held works about Frank R Pierson
Most widely held works by Frank R Pierson
Cool hand Luke ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Lucas Jackson is a man who refuses to be nailed down, conform to rules and regulations, or fit into society, and now, he's on a chain gang. He's a likable enough guy, always smiling, always ready for a little fun. He eats 50 hard-boiled eggs on a bet and collects all the money in the camp. He's more or less like the people he hangs around with, except he won't be pushed. He knows his own mind. This makes him the only prisoner with guts enough to talk back to the bosses and the only one with nerve enough to escape. That Luke, he's a cool hand.
Dog day afternoon by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Based on actual events that took place one hot August afternoon in 1972, the movie recreates the incredible circumstances surrounding an ill-fated Brooklyn bank robbery attempt.
Cool hand Luke ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang...Cool Hand Luke [is] the loner who won't -- or can't -- bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity." -- Container.
Conspiracy ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 830 libraries worldwide
On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever.
Truman ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
President Truman led the nation through the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the struggle for civil rights and the creation of the United Nations.
Presumed innocent ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Rusty Sabich's been swept up in an obsessive affair with a coworker in the prosecutor's office. When she is murdered, he's asked to lead the investigation. Then, astonishingly, he's accused of the crime. He's the perfect suspect, and his fight to clear his name pulls him into a whirlpool of lies and secrets.
In country ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Dramatic portrayal of a reclusive war vet and his 17 year old niece as they struggle to heal the wounds of Vietnam.
A star is born ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
Cat Ballou ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
When her father is murdered by a powerful businessman, a woman hires a has-been gunfighter to help her gain revenge.
Citizen Cohn ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, attorney Roy Cohn could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill.
Have gun-- will travel. The complete first season ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A statement on a business card is adorned with a chess-piece knight and heralds the professional services of Paladin. Based at the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco, and assisted by his manservant, Hey Boy, Paladin is an intelligent yet mysterious loner as well as a man of many talents, including detective, bodyguard, courier, sleuth and bounty hunter. When the situation is desperate, Paladin is the man to wire.
Lakota woman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Anger that's been swirling for 100 years finally explodes like a force of nature. This is the inspiring, true story of the 1973 uprising that united Native Americans in their fight for survival. One woman rises from ignorance and fear to meet the challenge of her proud heritage during a bloody siege in which 2,000 Native Americans stood their ground and vowed never to be silent again.
Soldier's girl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The true story of 21-year-old Army private Barry Winchell who falls in love with a trans-gendered night club singer. Barry ignites the jealous fury of his homophobic brothers-in-arms, particularly his roommate Justin, an anti-social misfit.
Dirty pictures ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 to protect the right of freedom of expression.
A star is born ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Struggling singer Esther Hoffman's life is forever changed the nigyht fading rock star John Howard Norman staggers drunkenly into the small nightclub where she works. He gives her a career. She gives him her love. But the world won't let them have both.
The Anderson tapes ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and German and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Newly released from prison, an ex-con assembles his professional pals and plans a multi-million dollar robbery of an entire luxury apartment house. He is unaware that a hoard of lawmen are recording their activities.
Writing for film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Interviews with four film script writers at the 1988 Year of the Writer conference held at the AFTRS. Discusses various aspects of scriptwriting.
King of the gypsies ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The story of a gypsy family and the struggle that ensues when a son does not want to accept the traditions passed on by his father.
A nation lost and found : 1936 America remembered by ordinary and extraordinary people ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
A Nation Lost and Found provides an extraordinary look at the moving personal stories of people who lived through the turbulent mid-1930's - a period in which the spirit of the individual, and the collective spirit of a nation, were awakened.
Paradise ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Enter the world of Bobby Paradise, a former astronaut who discovered God during a crisis in space and upon his return became a prominent minister. His power and success are jeopardized when he finds his family at the center of sexual scandal, government investigation and a murderous secret.
Bank robberies Biographical films Bodyguards Bounty hunters Chain gangs Comedy films Crime films Detectives Drama Eichmann, Adolf,--1906-1962 Escapes Fathers--Death Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gay couples Germany--Berlin--Wannsee Heydrich, Reinhard,--1904-1942 Historiography Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Hostage negotiations Hostages Lawyers Man-woman relationships Mass media and crime Meetings Murder--Investigation Musical films Music trade New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn Pearce, Donn Prison discipline Prisoners Prisons Prison wardens Rock concerts Sex change Truman, Harry S.,--1884-1972 United States Veterans Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) Western films Western television programs Women rock musicians
Pierson, Frank 1925-....
Pierson, Frank R
Pierson, Frank R. 1925-
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