Turturro, John 1957-
Most widely held works about John Turturro
Most widely held works by John Turturro
O brother, where art thou ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,090 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
Transformers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,873 libraries worldwide
On the planet Cybertron, a war was waged between the Autobots and the Decepticons for control of the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possessed it. The Allspark is smuggled off the planet, but Megatron goes in search of it. He tracks it to Earth and his desire for power sends him into the Arctic Ocean. The sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later recovered, and before going into a comatose state he uses the last of his energy to engrave a map, showing the location of the Allspark, into the Captain's glasses. A century later, Spike buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it is an Autobot in disguise. He is to protect Spike, who bears the Captain's glasses. Other Transformers have arrived In the desert of Qatar and the Decepticons attack a U.S. military base. Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the middle of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Meanwhile, within the depths of Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored form of Megatron awakens.
The good shepherd ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him.
Transformers, revenge of the fallen ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
College-bound Sam Witwicky learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. He will have to accept his destiny and join Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons. The Decepticon forces, who have returned stronger than ever, have come to Earth on a mission to take Sam prisoner and destroy the world.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
Secret window ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Famous mystery writer Mort Rainey is confronted by a strange man who claims that Rainey plagiarized a manuscript written by him. The stranger demands that Rainey make restitution, lest he destroy Rainey's life.
Quiz show ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
Fame and fortune become a hotbed of scandal when a Washington investigator uncovers corruption beneath the TV's hottest quiz show's glittering facade. The scandal implicates both the wildly popular champion and the disgruntled ex-champ.
Anger management ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Rydell. But when the doctor steps up his aggressive treatment by moving in, Dave goes from mild to wild as the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc with his life.
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Barton Fink by Joel Coen ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
A trendy playwright is trying to write a simple movie script, but to his misfortune has a bit of writer's block.
Mr. Deeds ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
Small-town guy Longfellow Deeds goes to New York City to collect a $40 billion inheritance from a long lost uncle, even living in a palatial mansion with the services of an unusual valet. Things get better when he mets a beautiful woman. But money changes everything, and things aren't what they seem - his sweetie is actually a journalist feeding reports of his outrageous behavior to the press! Now, its up to Deeds to straighten everybody out.
Miracle at St. Anna ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
You don't mess with the Zohan ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
Zohan Dvir is an ex-commando, Mossad agent who decides to fake his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist. He romances his clients by giving them extra 'special services' in the back room of the beauty shop he works in. However, he is eventually recognized, and risks losing his newfound life and career.
The color of money ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
"The Color of Money" is a decades-later sequel to "The Hustler." 25 years on, Fast Eddie is now a nattily dressed, silver-haired liquor salesman working the Midwest in his white Cadillac. His neat mustache and smiling deviltry are also employed in his other profession--stake horse to up and coming pool hustlers. One night he sees a kid playing who is so good that Eddie's laboriously buried memories are stirred. Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen have been working minor-league hustles, but with Eddie's help, all three could jump straight into the world of big-money pool, and an upcoming 9-ball tournament in Atlantic City. First, however, Vincent must learn to put the making of money above every other consideration, lure, and temptation in the pool hall. In the process, Eddie and Vincent's relationship erupts into a battle of passion vs. practicality, game theory vs. psychological warfare, where knowledge of human nature is trumps.
Miller's Crossing ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 904 libraries worldwide
During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle.
O brother, where art thou ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters.
Margot at the wedding ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 libraries worldwide
When Margot and her son, Claude, come to attend the wedding of her sister, Pauline, it seems as if a family rift is being mended. Despite their best efforts, Margot and Pauline revert to their most dysfunctional selves. It does not help that Pauline's fiancé is woefully depressed and Margot's lover is as narcissistic as she is. Margot's estranged husband can't seem to recognize that Margot cringes at his every effort at reconciliation. Margot and Claude have both a loving and poisonous relationship and she begins to pull Claude down with her as she sinks in self-absorption.
Collateral damage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.
Rounders ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A young man who is a reformed gambler returns to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
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