Most widely held works about Lainie Kazan
Most widely held works by Lainie Kazan
My big fat Greek wedding ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,319 libraries worldwide
Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever.
You don't mess with the Zohan ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Zohan Dvir is an ex-commando, Mossad agent who decides to fake his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. He romances his clients by giving them extra 'special services' in the back room of the beauty shop he works in. However, he is eventually recognized, and risks losing his newfound life and career.
Harry and the Hendersons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him.
Beaches ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease.
The color of water a Black man's tribute to his white mother by James McBride ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Tells of his mother's life as a daughter of an angry, failed Orthodox Jewish rabbi who runs away and marries a black man, also discussing his struggle with drugs and racial identity.
What's cooking ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
In Los Angeles' Fairfax district, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss that their grown daughter is living with her lover, Carla.
The crew ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The story about a set of golden-year goodfellas fighting to protect their last piece of turf! Back in the days when mobsters were larger than life, none lived bigger than Bobby, "Bats", "The Brick", and "Mouth". But now well into retirement, the old crew find themselves suddenly facing eviction from their run-down Miami Beach hotel -- The Raj Mahal. That's when they decide there's only one thing left to do -- turn back the clock and pull one last "hit" in order to save their home!
My favorite year ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Alan Swann is a legendary movie idol forced by the IRS to face the music--deportation or a TV appearance to pay up. Benjy is in charge of making sure Swann shows up sober. You are taken behind the scenes during the early days of live variety shows.
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Gigli ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Larry Gigli is a low-level Los Angeles mob enforcer whose volatile boss, Louis, hires Gigli to kidnap Brian, the mentally handicapped younger brother of a federal prosecutor who's about to bring Louis' boss to trial in New York. Gigli gets the kid home without a hitch. Then Ricki, a beautiful woman, shows up at his door. Gigli soon learns that the nervous Louis has hired her to keep an eye on him. As Gigli and Ricky continue to look after the young, innocent Brian, they find themselves increasingly attracted to one another.
Pinocchio ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
A fairy promises real life if puppet Pinocchio can prove he is kind, honest, and loving. A wayward huckster tries to lead the puppet astray but Pinocchio decides to perform a redeeming act of bravery and kindness.
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre. Funny tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
After a witch's curse turns a young prince into a repulsive frog, only the kiss from a beautiful but selfish princess can restore him back to his handsome human form; One night, Geppeto wishes for a son. The Blue Fairy appears and turns his puppet, Pinocchio, into a living marionette; After leaving home, three distinctly different brothers learn an important lesson when a big, bad wolf tries to blow each of their houses down; When the King declares a Royal Laugh-Off to bring a smile to the face of his solemn daugher, Waldo answers the call and captures her heart.
Red Riding Hood ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Red Riding Hood has been given a task to deliver a package to her grandmother in the magical forest, but has a little difficulty getting there because of the Big Bad Wolf. She has to now outwit the Wolf and get to grandmother's house at the same time.
One from the heart ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola shines his spotlight on a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Natassia Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro. Includes a fantasy sequence (tango, Bora-Bora flamenco, and Las Vegas street scene), performed by Teri Garr, Raul Julia, and ensemble.
29th Street ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A local crime boss is after unlucky Frank Pesce Sr. for an overdue $10,000 gambling debt. Frank Jr. has all the luck his father lacks. He buys one lottery ticket and becomes one of 50 finalists for the $6.2 million New York State Lottery jackpot. The mobster's willing to make a deal with Frank Jr., and take the lottery ticket in exchange for his father's debt. Now he has to make the biggest choice of his life.
Safety patrol ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Accident-prone 11-year-old Scout Bozell is a well-meaning safety fanatic whose good deeds inevitably result in zany mishaps.
My favorite year a new musical by Stephen Flaherty ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Love is all there is ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Two rival Italian family restaurant owners have a lot of bad blood between them. Things only get worse when one of the family's son and the other's daughter become romantically involved.
The dress code ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Bruno, whose parents are divorced, is an eight-year-old spelling bee whiz, who likes to dress in an unique manner. At his Catholic school he is the favorite target of the schoolyard bullies, and even Mother Superior doesn't like or understand his uniqueness. His mom is all for being different, while his dad sees him as being weak. Bruno's grandmother steps in to try and understand, while at the same time trying to get her son, Bruno's dad, to accept his son, just the way he is.
Lady in cement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Detective Tony Rome discovers that everyone he talks to about a case winds up dead.
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Früherer Name Levine, Lainie 1942-
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