Fishburne, Laurence 1961-
Most widely held works about Laurence Fishburne
Most widely held works by Laurence Fishburne
The Civil War ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,019 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
The Matrix ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--For which non-organic life is "the cure."
Akeelah and the bee ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Mystic River ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,976 libraries worldwide
Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quiet life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own.
Apocalypse now redux ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
The matrix ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
In an anti-utopian future, the "real" world as we know it is nothing more than a computer construct, created by an all-powerful artificial intelligence. A small group of humans has found a way out of the construct and is now fighting for the future of the human race. Includes 26 minutes of behind-the-scenes special features.
21 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Then Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor, Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy; and they are being trained by Mickey in the skill of blackjack card counting. Intriged by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using the skills of code talk and hand signals, Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben wants to make only enough money for his tuition and then to back out of the group. Ben's greed and arrogance put Micky, as well as the group, on the radar of a brutal casino security enforcer named Cole Williams. Cole holds a personal grudge against Micky which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned.
Fantastic 4. Rise of the Silver Surfer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about.
Bobby ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on that fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests.
The Tuskegee airmen ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when Black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own.
Othello ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked.
The Matrix reloaded ( Visual )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy humanity. The citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus' conviction that the One will fulfill the prophecy and end the war with the Machines, invest all their hopes and expectations in Neo, who finds himself troubled by disturbing visions, searching for a correct course of action. In the quest to save the human race from extinction, greater insight into the construction of The Matrix--and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of humankind--is gained.
Othello ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
A great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello, Desdemona, and Iago.
The matrix revolutions ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Beginning from where "Matrix Reloaded" ended, the technologically-gifted Neo remains unconscious in the real world, his mind caught by the devious Merovingian and placed in a mysterious subway station construct. The man known as Bane is still a servant of Agent Smith, who continues to grow in power and ability. Meanwhile, the deadly sentinels are coming dangerously close to humanity's last sanctuary, the underground city of Zion. A final battle between humans and machines becomes inevitable.
Matrix reloaded ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.
TMNT ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Master Splinter, their sensei, is struggling to keep them together. He becomes worried when strange things begin brewing in New York City. Tech-industrialist tycoon Max Winters revives four ancient stone warriors and enlists the help of the foot clan to help capture ancient monsters.
Boyz 'n the hood ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitiuos drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son.
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container.
Searching for Bobby Fischer ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other.
What's love got to do with it ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 919 libraries worldwide
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself.
Action and adventure films African American teenagers American Civil War (1861-1865) Animated films Artificial intelligence Assassination California--Los Angeles Computer systems Conrad, Joseph,--1857-1924 Criminal behavior Detective and mystery films Documentary television programs Drama Dystopias English drama (Tragedy) Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Historical films History Jealousy Juvenile works Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Massachusetts--Boston Military art and science Military history Military participation--African American Motion pictures Murder--Investigation Nevada--Las Vegas New York (State)--New York Nonfiction television programs Race relations School children Science fiction films Self-esteem in children Spelling bees Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States--Confederate States of America Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films War films World War (1939-1945)
Fishburne, Larry, 1961-
Fishburne, Laurence 1961-....
Fishburne, Laurence III 1961-
Fishburne, Lawrence, 1961-
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