Prosky, Robert 1930-2008
Most widely held works about Robert Prosky
Most widely held works by Robert Prosky
Dead man walking ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor. The journey they undertake in search of the truth is powerful and profound.
Rudy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Although people have told Rudy all his life he's not good enough, smart enough or big enough, nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame.
Miracle on 34th Street ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
In this new version of the 1947 classic film, a little girl meets a department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing.
The natural ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant.
Mrs. Doubtfire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.
Rudy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
True story about a young man whose dream has always been to play football for Notre Dame University. Because of his blue-collar background, nobody believes that he can even gain admittance to the school, and his small size will rule out football. But he confounds them all by entering the school and becoming a walk-on player for the team.
Broadcast news ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He's got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who's jealous and resentful of Tom's instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane.
Last action hero ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him.
Gremlins 2 the new batch ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
A Gremlin is captured by a mad scientist, who not only helps it multiply, but give it the ability to talk.
Christine ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine, a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way.
Dudley Do-Right ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Follow the hilarious exploits of the dedicated but hapless young Mountie as he struggles to outwit the evil Snidely Whiplash.
The best of the Tony Awards the plays ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A compilation of dramatic scenes from various Broadway plays, as performed on the Tony Awards by the original cast members between 1969 and 2001.
Washington monuments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
An overview which captures the beauty and history of Washington, D.C.'s major landmarks and public buildings in and adjoining the Capitol Mall.
Thief ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
A professional thief is caught between Chicago organized crime families and corrupt police.
Eye see you ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
A brutal seral killer is targeting cops, and detective Malloy is on the trail. But now the killer is making it personal, and his dedication becomes a twisted emotional nightmare. Time is running out, and so are the options, as Malloy engages in an extreme game of cat-and-mouse with a killer who won't be stopped.
Mad city ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural museum history hostage. Max Brackett, a journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about.
Hoffa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Traces Jimmy Hoffa's turbulent career from 1935, when he first solicits truck drivers to join the fledgling International Brotherhood of Teamsters, to his disappearance in 1975.
Thomas Jefferson a view from the mountain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of one of America's most complex and enduring figures and his personal and public struggle with an issue that would come to define our nation. Also examines the possible relationship between Jefferson and Monticello slave, Sally Hemmings.
The great outdoors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restive in this raucous comedy.
Things change ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Gino, an old Italian-American shoeshine man, is asked by the local crime chief to confess to a murder. If he agrees, he will be back on the street in three years, and the mob will give him his dream--a fishing boat of his own in Sicily. First Gino refuses, then he changes his mind. Jerry, a younger syndicate underling, is to guard him over the weekend until he can confess on Monday. The two men retire to a hotel room, where Jerry grows restless, says the hell with it, and decides to take the old guy to Tahoe for the weekend. More complications follow, of purely Mamet-ian sorts, in this combination of comedy and menace.
Action and adventure films Baseball films Baseball players Broadcast journalism California--San Francisco Capital punishment Capital punishment--Religious aspects Christmas films Christmas films Christmas plays Closed captioning Comedy films Comedy films Divorced fathers Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Fine, Anne Football Football films Gold mines and mining Heroes Horror films Housekeepers Malamud, Bernard Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Monsters Motion pictures Murderers New York (State)--New York Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Football team) Nuns Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ruettiger, Rudy Santa Claus Sports films Swindlers and swindling Television journalists Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States University of Notre Dame Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.) Women television producers and directors
Porzuczek, Robert Joseph, 1930-2008