WorldCat Identities

Hanson, Curtis

Works: 224 works in 791 publications in 8 languages and 17,285 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Surfing films  Television adaptations  Fiction  Musical films  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Creator, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Curtis Hanson
Most widely held works by Curtis Hanson
L.A. confidential by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
142 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner. A lush tribute to tough film-noir crime films
In her shoes by Cameron Diaz( Visual )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her complete lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose when she is in need of financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, but Maggie ends up betraying Rose's trust. Maggie sets off for Florida to find the grandmother. A failed workplace romance forces Rose to rethink her career, a career that has been the center of her life. As Rose tentatively begins a new relationship and Maggie gets to know her grandmother, the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation
8 mile by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
73 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy, known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit is a white kid trying to make music in a predominantly African-American community and culture. After Rabbit freezes up in the midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest of his days. With the help of his friends, and his new girlfriend Alex, Rabbit struggles to work up the courage and the confidence to take one more shot at making his dream a reality
Wonder boys by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a single weekend, college professor and writer Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. Along for the ride are his gifted but troubled student, his eccentric editor, the married chancellor of his university who is pregnant with his child, and his sultry student boarder
The big year ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate 'birder' by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realize that the quest for success comes at a price--and that's not chicken feed!"--Container
Chasing Mavericks ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives, as Jay and Frosty learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams"--Container
The river wild by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman's skills and courage are put to the ultimate test when an encounter with three mysterious strangers turns her family's white water rafting trip into a living hell
Too big to fail ( Visual )
16 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pro gambler Huck Cheever meets irresistible Billie Offer. He learns to treat love the way he treats cards: trusting his heart instead of his head. Meanwhile, he scrambles to raise the $10K entry fee for the glittery, high-roller World Series of Poker, even though, or maybe because, the tournament may pit him against his estranged father
Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a life-changing experience for a biologist studying the wolves in Canada's inhospitable North. A green young biologist named Tyler (Smith), is sent by the Canadian government to "prove" that the wolves are depleting the caribou herds, but what he finds is a natural world in perfect harmony where he becomes a tolerated outsider. Dumped unprepared in the wilds by a hard drinking bush pilot (Dennehy), Tyler learns survival skills from the aged Eskimo (Ittimangnaq) who saves his life. He learns the rules of coexistence from a neighboring wolf (which results in a literal pissing contest as man and beast mark their respective territories). Tyler's journey culminates in a majestic run with the wolf pack, an exhilarating sequence where, for an instant, he becomes one with the wild natural environment
The hand that rocks the cradle by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
34 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a gynecologist commits suicide after being accused of sexually molesting a patient, his wife deceptively becomes the live-in housekeeper for the woman and, as a bizarre form of revenge, proceeds to make the woman's family her own
White dog ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A German shepherd is adopted by an actress who learns that the dog has been trained to attack only African Americans. Now it's up to an animal trainer to try to change the dog
The bedroom window by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It all happened outside Terry Lambert's bedroom window-- an attempted murder. The only witness is Terry's lover-- his boss's wife. Terry decides to report the crime in her place, but the authorities rip his story to shreds, and the attacker is freed. In order to clear his name Terry must trap the killer himself
L.A. confidential : the screenplay by Brian Helgeland( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silent partner by Elliott Gould( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After getting wind of master criminal Harry Reikle's plan to rob his bank, Miles Cullen hides $50,000 in a safety deposit box. The scheme works, until Reikle learns of the discrepancy and comes looking for Cullen
Bad influence by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Boll, an ambitious young businessman who seems to have everything, befriends Alex, a mysterious drifter with fatal charm and an insatiable appetite for wine, women and danger ... but Michael soon learns that hanging out with Alex can be murder!
The Dunwich horror ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The town of Dunwich long ago experienced horrible occurrences. When a young man gets hold of a rare book on the occult, the evil begins again
Losin' it ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When all-American high-schooler Woody (Cruise) and his Sinatra-obsessed pal Dave (Jackie Earle Haley) decide that it's time to lose their virginity, they enlist the help of their more experienced friend Spider (John Stockwell) and head south of the border. Now, in a hilariously raunchy search for cheap booze, and even cheaper thrills, the intrepid trio will run into fast-food floozies, crooked cops and a close encounter with a doubting would-be divorcee (Shelley Long) that will change Woody's life forever."
L.A. confidential : [screenplay] by Brian Helgeland( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L.A. confidential ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1950s crime thriller brings together dirty cops, gangsters, politicians, and tabloid blackmailers. Special features include: new featurettes, L.A. Confidential TV pilot with Kiefer Sutherland, commentary with Full Cast, and more
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Alternative Names
Collins, Edward 1945-
Hanson, Curtis Lee.
Hanson, Curtis Lee 1945-