Washington, Denzel 1954-
Most widely held works about Denzel Washington
Most widely held works by Denzel Washington
Glory ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,606 libraries worldwide
Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.
Remember the Titans ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be. The two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony.
The great debaters ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Philadelphia ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,943 libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
Malcolm X ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,723 libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
A hand to guide me ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Highlighting the importance of everyday mentorship, a Hollywood star shares his personal story of mentoring and mentors who shaped his life, and introduces the life-changing stories of more than seventy of America's leading personalities.
Much ado about nothing ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).
The Manchurian candidate ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.
American gangster ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.
Inside man ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,547 libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.
Antwone Fisher ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
Guided by a determined Navy psychiatrist, a troubled sailor embarks on a personal, emotionally inspiring journey to confront his past and connect with the family he never knew. Inspired by the true life experiences of Antwone Fisher.
The hurricane ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The Sixteenth Round, inspires a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believe in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence.
Training day ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall.
The book of Eli ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland.
The pelican brief ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everyone else wants her dead.
John Q ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
John Q. is a factory worker facing financial hardship as a result of reduced hours in his workplace. He and his wife soon discover that their child is in need of an emergency heart transplant. Although they have an HMO, they are informed that their policy doesn't cover such an expensive procedure. Unable to raise the money for the surgury himself and with no recourse but to take his son home to die, John snaps and holds the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room hostage at gunpoint.
Deja vu ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families is blown up in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the recovery of evidence from the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit. The unit uses technology to directly look back in time a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: would it be possible to use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing?
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Courage under fire ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons.
Cry freedom ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
The true story of the friendship between black activist Stephen Biko and white newspaper editor Donald Woods, who was instrumental in bringing Biko's anti-apartheid message to the international community.
Action and adventure films African American college students African American college teachers African American football coaches African Americans African American soldiers AIDS (Disease) American Civil War (1861-1865) Biographical films Biography Black Muslims Brainwashing California--Los Angeles Criminal behavior Debates and debating Detectives Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Football High school students Historical films History Juvenile works Man-woman relationships Military participation--African American New York (State)--New York Persian Gulf War (1991) Police corruption Police films Police films Regimental histories School integration Shaw, Robert Gould,--1837-1863 Sports films Texas Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Army.--Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) Vice-Presidential candidates Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Virginia--Alexandria Washington, Denzel,--1954- Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) X, Malcolm,--1925-1965
Washington, Denzel Hayes Jr.
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