Most widely held works about Lawrence Bender
Most widely held works by Lawrence Bender
An inconvenient truth ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,703 libraries worldwide
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
Inglourious basterds ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,871 libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler.
Pulp fiction ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,663 libraries worldwide
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Good Will Hunting ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.
Kill Bill. Vol. 1 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, the bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback ... with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight. She didn't start this deadly series of events, but she is determined to finish the business.
Kill Bill. Vol. 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
The Bride continues on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As the Bride faces off against allies-turned-nemeses Budd and Elle, she flashes back to the day of her deadly wedding. We learn how she was recruited and trained and about her relationship with Squad leader Bill.
Reservoir dogs ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
"They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is [an undercover police officer]. But which one?" -- Container.
Anna and the King ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has traveled to Siam to educate the 58 children of King Mongkut. Each has preconceived ideas about the other's world. Amid the danger of political unrest, their respect for each other turns into something more.
The Mexican ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Jerry has to do one last errand for the mob before they let him find employment elsewhere--he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol "The Mexican", which is said to be cursed. While his girlfriend, Samantha, objects to Jerry taking the assignment, he isn't in much of a position to argue. Once in Mexico, Jerry finds the pistol easily enough, but making his way back to the States proves to be an unexpected challenge. Meanwhile, his mob connection hires Leroy, a hitman, to kidnap Samantha and hold her hostage until Jerry comes back.
The great raid ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of American Rangers who rescue the survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during WWII. When the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the remnants of Gen. MacArthur's Army were forced down the Bataan Penninsula where they were surrounded and cutoff with no hope of rescue. They were starving and dying of disease. Gen. Wainwright eventually surrendered and the troops were marched off to prison. Along the way thousands died or were murdered by the Japanese. They were taken to Camp O'Donnell and to Cabanatuan Prison Camps where they were starved and beaten. When MacArthur invaded the Philippines he made it a priority to rescue the remaining prisoners still alive in Japanese hands.
Jackie Brown ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
A stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out beach bunny and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars.
Reservoir dogs ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
"They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one?"--Container.
Countdown to zero ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident." -- Container.
The Mexican ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Jerry has to do one last errand for the mob before they let him find employment elsewhere -- he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol "The Mexican", which is said to be cursed. While his girlfriend, Samantha, objects to Jerry taking the assignment, he isn't in much of a position to argue. Once in Mexico, Jerry finds the pistol easily enough, but making his way back to the States proves to be an unexpected challenge. Meanwhile, his mob connection hires Leroy, a hitman, to kidnap Samantha and hold her hostage until Jerry comes back.
Voces inocentes Innocent voices ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 505 libraries worldwide
In war torn 1980's El Salvador, Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the 'man of the house' in a time when the government's army is forcibly recruiting children for civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This is about life, love, the hope of peace, and the ennobling power of the human spirit. Based on a true story.
Dirty dancing Havana nights ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Set against the decadent glamour and escalating danger of revolution-era Cuba. Katey is a young American woman, who, with her family move to Cuba and discovers love, sensuality and independence. Katey persuades Javier to partner her in a prestigious national dance competition at Havana's Glittering Palace. They secretly meet to practice their dance moves at a steamy night club, where the dancing is hotter than the temperature outside. As the competition arrives, Katey and Javier take their place as a couple on the dance floor with a sizzling style and a rhythm all their own.
Kill Bill, volume 1 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, the bride emerges from a coma and decides its time for payback ... with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight. She didn't start this deadly series of events, but she is definately determined to finish the business.
From dusk till dawn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
From dusk till dawn: The notorious Gekko Brothers, Seth and Richard, are on the run and headed for Mexico to meet with the mysterious "Carlos." Their simple bank robbery ended up killing multiple Texas Rangers. They hijack the mobile home of Minister Jacob Fuller and his family to ensure their safe passage. Their appointed destination is a neon-covered topless bar catering to bikers and truckers who've wandered off the beaten path. Everything seems fine until the bar's staff, band, and patrons turn out to be vampires!
Killshot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
"Armand 'Blackbird' Degas is a Mafia hit man who shoots to kill and never leaves witnesses, until now. When Carmen and Wayne Colson see him at the scene of a botched murder attempt, they become his next targets. After entering witness protection, they discover the law isn't on their side and decide to take matters into their own hands"--Container.
Pulp fiction ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Action and adventure films Assassins Attempted assassination Boxers (Sports) Brigands and robbers Crime films Criminals Drama Educational films Environmental policy Environmental protection Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Films--for the hearing impaired Firearms France Gangster films Gangster films Gangsters Genius Genius and mental illness Global warming Global warming--Government policy Gore, Albert,--1948- Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--Government policy History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Human ecology Jews Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mexico Military participation--Jewish Murder for hire Propaganda Revenge Risk perception Thieves Thrillers (Motion pictures) Thrillers (Motion pictures) Undercover operations United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Women World War (1939-1945)
Bender, Lawrence Kirk, 1957-
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