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Goetzman, Gary 1952-

Works: 265 works in 886 publications in 6 languages and 39,573 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, fmp, Lyricist, Composer, Author, pmn, Other, Director, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gary Goetzman
Most widely held works by Gary Goetzman
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Mamma mia! by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

58 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
John Adams( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
My big fat Greek wedding 2 by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to the highly successful 2002 motion picture, surprise: a hitherto unmentioned Portokalos family secret is sufficiently likelihood-bending as to force the previous film's characters out of large-screen retirement and back into our hearts for another big and fat Greek wedding
The Circle by James Ponsoldt( Visual )

30 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando contratan a Mae para formar parte de la empresa tecnológica y social más influyente del mundo, ella lo ve como la oportunidad de su vida. Allí es animada a formar parte de un experimento innovador que va más allá de los límites de la privacidad, la ética y, en última instancia, de su libertad personal. Su participación en el experimento, y cada decisión que tome, afectará a las vidas y al futuro de sus amigos, su familia y de la humanidad
Mamma mia!( Visual )

15 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years later, come back to the magical island of Kalokairi in this sequel based on the songs of ABBA. Sophie is now pregnant, and like her mother Donna, she'll need to take risks
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember before their world is plunged into complete darkness
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live"--Container
Ricki and the Flash by Meryl Streep( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricki, a guitar heroine who gives up everything for her dream of rock n' roll stardom, now returns home to make things right with her family
A hologram for the king by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great
The ant bully by John Nickle( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you're as small as an ant, the world is big - and the adventure is bigger! That's what young Lucas learns after he aims his water pistol at some hapless ants. They retaliate with a secret potion that shrinks him down to their size
Parkland by Peter Landesman( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-part drama that tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community
The great Buck Howard by Sean McGinly( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assistant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured dummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An L.A. private eve, "Easy" Rawlins, is caught between the power elite and a beautiful dame's shocking secret
The sixties( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating
Big love( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
My big fat Greek wedding
Where the wild things areThe ant bully
Alternative Names
Gary Goetzman

Gary Goetzman Amerikaans filmproducent

Gary Goetzman léiritheoir scannán

Gary Goetzman pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Gary Goetzman producteur de cinéma américain

Gary Goetzman produttore cinematografico statunitense

Gary Goetzman US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Getzman, Gary 1952-

Гари Гоэцман Гари Гоэцман

Гарі Гецмен

Гэри Гоэцман американский кинопродюсер

גארי גואצמן שחקן אמריקאי

جاري جويتزمان