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Platt, Oliver

Overview
Works: 285 works in 800 publications in 7 languages and 45,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Comedy films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Oliver Platt
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss with be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
2012 by Roland Emmerich ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
X-men first class by Matthew Vaughn ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war
Prohibition by Ken Burns ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Kinsey by Liam Neeson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kinsey (Liam Neeson), who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture with his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Interviewing thousands of people about the most intimate aspects of their lives, Kinsey lifted the weight of secrecy and shame from a society in which sexual practices were mostly hidden. His work sparked one of the most intense cultural debates of the past century - a debate that rages on today
Love & other drugs ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free-spirited Maggie meets her match in a charming Viagra salesman named Jamie. Maggie and Jamie leap into a no-strings-attached affair, but no matter how hard they try to keep things 'casual, ' they can't help falling under the influence of the ultimate drug: love!
Simon Birch ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since doctors proclaimed Simon Birch's birth as a miracle, Simon's sure he's going to be a hero, he's just not sure how
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dumas' adventure story of the young D'Artagnan and his fellow swordsmen at the court of King Louis XIII
Martian child by Menno Meyjes ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton
Pieces of April ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film
Don't say a word by Gary Fleder ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that he recover a secret number from the memory of a troubled teenage girl
Casanova by Lasse Hallström ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casanova has to begin searching for a wife. He is a womanizer with many conquests and If he cannot show he is living a more respectable life, the Church will throw him out of Venice. He is quickly engaged to Victoria, a woman with a pure reputation. As soon as that is arranged, he meets Francesca, a feminist who hates all he stands for. He pretends to be someone else to get into her good graces, and soon finds out she is engaged to Papprizzio, a man whom she has never met. Meanwhile, arriving in Venice to find Casanova, is Pucci, one of the Vatican's most known and feared inquisitors. Francesca falls in love with Casanova, who is pretending to be the Lard king himself. Francesca's brother Donato is in love with Victoria and her mother Andrea wants Francesca to marry a man of substance
Year one by Harold Ramis ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tribal nitwits, Zed and Oh, are two guys living in the year one. Neither one can hunt nor gather, so they are thrown out of their Neanderthal community and dung-and-stick huts. Zed eats the forbidden fruit and the two become curious about what may lay outside of their limited little world. They decide to embark on a journey through the ancient world. On their travels they meet Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac. They wind up in Sodom where their girlfriends have been turned into slaves and are about to be sacrificed by the high priest
The ice harvest by Harold Ramis ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's Christmas Eve in icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie is an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita. Along with his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh, the two have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking
The abolitionists ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
Bicentennial man by Christopher Columbus ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mission to Mars: NASA launches a Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors from the first manned mission to Mars which has mysteriously disappeared
Tall tale ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynamic Pecos Bill teams with larger-than-life heroes Paul Bunyan and John Henry to help a brave young man in the fight against a greedy land-grabber who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the deed to the youngster's family farm
Please give ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her
 
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Alternative Names
Platt, Oliver James.
Platt, Oliver James 1960-
Languages
English (204)
Spanish (13)
German (7)
French (7)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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