Howard, Ron 1954-
Most widely held works about Ron Howard
Most widely held works by Ron Howard
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,528 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.
A beautiful mind ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,051 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.
Cinderella Man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,905 libraries worldwide
During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by something beyond mere competition. He kept winning and suddenly, the ordinary working man became an icon who carried the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders. Eventually, he rose through the ranks and went on to fight the heavyweight champ, the unstoppable Max Baer.
Frost/Nixon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,840 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.
Meredith Willson's The music man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.
Changeling ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb.
Dr. Seuss' how the Grinch stole Christmas ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch's world upside down, inside out ... and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.
The Da Vinci Code ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,642 libraries worldwide
When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovered that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian Langdon had been scheduled to meet with. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, and out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England.
Angels & demons ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of the most powerful underground organization in history, the Illuminati. Upon learning of an unstoppable terrorist act against the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and joins forces with Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra and together they will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that leads to the Vatican's only chance for survival.
American graffiti ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
The Alamo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.
Curious George. Takes a job and more monkey business ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
George knows that there are a lot of different jobs that people can do. Since George can not decide what he wants to be, he decides to try them all.
The missing ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
Maggie is a young plainswoman raising her two daughters in the desolate wilderness of New Mexico. When daughter Lily is kidnapped by a dark-hooded phantom with shape-shifting powers, Maggie's long-estranged father offers to help find her. Though stunned by his return, Maggie knows she must swallow both hurt and pride if she is ever to see Lily again. Unaware of the frightening events that lurk in the distance, father and daughter set out to track down the fiend that took Lily. But lying in wait is horror so unspeakable it will change them all forever.
The shootist ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle.
In the shadow of the Moon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts.
The dilemma ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees something he should not have and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that his best friend Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth.
The Da Vinci Code ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 892 libraries worldwide
When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovers that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian with whom Langdon had been scheduled to meet. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England.
Willow ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Willow Ufgood leaves his village to carry a special baby to safety. Aided by a swashbuckling warrior, Willow's quest is plagued by danger as the Powers of Darkness scheme to destroy the child-- a child destined to bring everlasting peace and freedom to the land.
Curious George. Zoo night and other animal stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
First, George accidentally frees some of the animals at the zoo. Then, George discovers that different animals make different tracks. Next, George learns that all living things behave in different ways. Then, George designs and builds the perfect pigeon perch. Next, George must gather and analyze evidence to prove that Gnocchi has been wrongfully accused. Then, George realizes that dogs come in all different shapes and sizes. Next, George learns a lesson about growth and how squirrels store their food in the ground. Lastly, George discovers the meaning of "life cycle" when he babysits his friend's pet tadpoles.
American graffiti ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Four teenagers come of age on their last summer night before college in 1962.
Accidents Action and adventure films Adventure and adventurers Animated television programs Apollo 13 (Spacecraft) Biographical films Boxers (Sports) Braddock, James J.--1905-1974 Children's television programs Cities and towns Comedy films Cryptographers Curiosity Curious George (Fictitious character) Drama Families Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Paris Friendship Grinch (Fictitious character) Historical films History Human-animal relationships Juvenile works Kidnapping Last Supper (Leonardo, da Vinci) Lovell, Jim Mathematicians Monkeys Musée du Louvre Nash, John F.,--1928- North Carolina Schizophrenics Sheriffs Space flight to the moon Space vehicle accidents Symbolism Television comedies Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Widowers
Howard, R. 1954-
Howard, R. W. 1954-
Howard, Ronald 1954-
Howard, Ronald W. 1954-
Howard, Ronald William
Howard, Ronald William, 1954-
Howard, Ronnie, 1954-
Howard, Ronny, 1954-
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