Most widely held works about Kevin Spacey
Most widely held works by Kevin Spacey
American beauty ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
The social network ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
A bug's life ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
Cute and clever, "A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs! Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers.
Pay it forward ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
When a young man starts "paying it forward" for a social studies project, unusual things happen in this bittersweet and uplifting tale.
Midnight in the garden of good and evil ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
When the affable host of an elegant Christmas party shoots a man to death, his friends discover secrets that make them less eager to help with his courtroom defense.
L.A. confidential ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,423 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 tribute to tough film noir crime films.
Iron Will ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,381 libraries worldwide
A brave young man is thrust into adulthood as he and his courageous team of sled dogs embark on a grueling and treacherous cross-country marathon for a $100,000 grand prize that will save his family from financial ruin.
The men who stare at goats ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
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.
Superman returns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life.
The usual suspects ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind.
The shipping news ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life.
Beyond the sea ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of American singer-songwriter Bobby Darin, one of the most popular musicians of the late 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.
K-PAX ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX.
Fred Claus ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Fred Claus has lived in his little brother's shadow for most of his life. Fred is in jail and Nicholas has to bail him out on the condition he come to the North Pole and repay his debt.
Moon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Astronaut Sam Bell is completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon: Helium-3. His declining health is causing headaches and hallucinations that lead to a near-fatal accident, rendering him unconscious. After recuperating, an unexpected discovery leads him to doubt his sanity, his identity, and the integrity of the company. Believing he is alone on his mission, his sole purpose is getting back home on his own.
L.A. confidential ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,014 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.
The life of David Gale ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 966 libraries worldwide
A reporter is sent to chronicle the last days of an anti-death penalty activist now living on death row, after having been convicted of the murder of a fellow activist. The reporter grows to suspect he may have been framed, and sets out to verify her doubts.
Outbreak ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it.
A bug's life ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Journey inside the miniature world of bugs where an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Bonus title at end: Geri's game (Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1997).
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Fowler, Kevin Spacey.
Spacey Fowler, Kevin 1959-
Spacey, Kevin Fowler 1959-
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