WorldCat Identities

Jenkins, Richard 1947-

Works: 176 works in 495 publications in 5 languages and 44,536 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Humor  Biography  Comedy films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Jenkins
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )
43 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
The tale of Despereaux by Sam Fell( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time in the far away kingdom of Dor lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness
Dear John by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Intolerable cruelty by George Clooney( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's comic gold as two of Hollywood's most dazzling stars - George Clooney and Academy Award-winner, Catherine Zeta-Jones - light up the screen in Intolerable Cruelty, a hilarious romantic comedy about men, women, and everything that can go wrong between them. Sparks fly when brilliant divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) meets his match in the beautiful but ruthless Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones). From Academy Award-winning directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou ), Intolerable Cruelty also stars multi-talented Billy Bob Thornton and outrageous Cedric The Entertainer
Jack Reacher by Christopher McQuarrie( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-army cop Jack Reacher is called in to help after an ex-military sniper is arrested for gunning down five innocent people from thirty yards away, but Reacher finds himself up against an unexpected enemy
Rumor has it ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarah Huttington has recently become engaged. She goes home to Pasadena with Jeff, her fiancée, for a family wedding. She hears a rumor that 'The Graduate' was based on her family. She wonders if her grandmother and her mom had a fling with the same man just before her parents married. She wonders if she is the strange man's child since she does not seem to fit in with her other family members. She worries that she is going to enter a loveless marriage. She needs answers, but her mother's dead and her father does want to answer. She decides to ask the man in the triangle, the real Benjamin Braddock. With Jeff's blessing, Sarah heads for San Francisco, looking for the key to her past and to her future
North country by Charlize Theron( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josey Aimes works at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband, but the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will get worse
White House down by Tatum( Visual )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country
Turbo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a freak accident, a garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world might just realize his goal
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
Step brothers by Adam McKay( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brennan and Dale are two middle-aged loafers who are forced to live together when their parents get married. When their immature antics over TV privileges and personal property take their toll on their parents' marriage, the devious duo hatch a scheme to reunite the couple
The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of nine-year-old Omri who magically brings his three- inch toy Indian Little Bear to life. Together, they embark on an amazing adventure filled with wonder and exitement
Changing lanes by Roger Michell( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A minor traffic accident turns two perfect strangers into vicious adversaries waging an all-out war of personal destruction
Killing them softly by George V Higgins( Visual )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the mob. When a high-stakes, mob-protected card game is heisted by some small-time crooks, Cogan is called in to track them down and restore order to the local criminal economy
Fun with Dick and Jane by Columbia Pictures( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2000, Dick gets a plum promotion as a mega-corporate communications director. His boss is preparing to bail out of the company just before stock prices plummet. Dick's wife Jane has quit her job as a travel agent, so when the corporate stocks hit rock bottom, Dick and Jane are left penniless and desperate. They decide to resort to petty thievery and this eventually gets them plotting high-stakes revenge against the greedy executives who ruined their lives
The cabin in the woods by Drew Goddard( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer/director team Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard join forces once again for this teen horror flick. When five college friends arrive at a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying, they soon discover that things are not quite as they seem. As a series of terrifying events unfolds, the friends realise that they have become the pawns in someone's very sick idea of a game
Friends with benefits ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While trying to avoid the cliches of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications
Let me in ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl, emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Owen, an alienated 12-year-old boy, recognizes a fellow outcast and opens up to her, forming a unique bond. But as a string of grisly murders occupy his town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl might be hiding an unthinkable secret
The rum diary by Johnny Depp( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tired of the noise and madness of New York, journalist Paul Kemp moves to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper. Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Kemp becomes obsessed with the fiancee of Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. When he is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, Kemp is presented with the choice to use his words for the corrupt businessman's financial benefit, or use them to take him down
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