Most widely held works by Dennis Christopher
Chariots of fire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively.
Breaking away ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.
Stephen King's It ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
It can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but It isn't clowning around. Instead, It terrifies youngsters with their innermost fears, bringing some to their untimely doom -- until a group of wily neighborhood kids fight back. Thirty years later the evil resurfaces: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And the friends who vividly remember the terrors of their youth reunite to make a desperate stand against It.
Breaking away ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Centers on a group of four friends in Bloomington, Ind. The town's youth are split between the students at Indiana University and the locals, derogatorily called "cutters" by the collegians in reference to the town's major industry, a quarry. A marvelously staged climactic bike race brings things to a touching close.
Jack and the beanstalk ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 libraries worldwide
A boy trades a cow for five magic sprouting beans, then climbs the resulting beanstalk and stumbles onto an incredible adventure.
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
The lost room ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused ordinary things in Room 10 to transform into items of wonder: indestructible objects with extraordinary powers that are sought by those who know their secrets.
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre. Bedtime tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"Talking bears, sleeping giants, handsome princes, evil fairies and more fill this 4-episode collection from the award-winning series. Some of the most treasured bedtime stories are brought to life with glorious productions and magnificent costumes that will leave you dreaming... happily ever after."--container.
J-a-c-k and the beanstalk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
After trading a cow for five magic sprouting beans, Jack climbs the resulting fullgrown beanstalk and has an encounter with two giants.
Doppelganger ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in French and English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Shy Holly Gooding was the perfect daughter-- until police began to suspect her in her mother's brutal murder. Fleeing to Los Angeles, Holly moves in with a struggling screenwriter, where her mysterious behavior leads him to a shocking discovery, and he watches helplessly as Holly succumbs to the desires of her "doppelganger," or evil ghost double.
Dangerous isolation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A weekend vacation turns terrifying when Samantha, a computer scientist, is kidnapped and held hostage. Faced with an impossible choice, she has 85 minutes to help her captors carry out an unspeakable crime, or watch her daughter die.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A young flapper bobs her hair to gain peer approval, but her plan backfires.
Fade to black ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Eric Binford is a shy, tormented film delivery boy in Los Angeles with great ambitions and an obsession with the movies. After being rejected by a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, he becomes homicidally unbalanced, transforming himself into a gallery of murderous movie characters and sets out to destroy his tormentors.
Jake Speed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Jake Speed and his sidekick Des are on a new mission: to save a kidnapped girl from the greedy clutches of the evil white slaver, Sid Wigway. But in the process they are caught in the middle of an all-out revolution, hounded by machete-wielding henchmen, captured by the diabolical Wigway, and surrounded by general hair-raising pandemonium.
Deadly invasion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A swarm of killer bees wreaks havoc on a California community. A family is trapped and in a desperate fight to escape this deadly invasion.
Boys life three stories of love, lust, and liberation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Three stories of three young men's homosexual encounters. In Pool days, a teenager is hired as lifeguard. In A friend of Dorothy's, a student leaves home for college in New York City. And in The disco years, disco is used as a link to a more unfettered time.
Trapped ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"A weekend vacation turns terrifying when computer scientist Samantha and her daugher are lured into the hands of a killer. Kidnapped and held hostage. Samantha is given a choice: she must use her expertise to help her captors carry out an unspeakable crime, or let her daughter die. Nothing is as it seems in this twisting thriller, where high-stakes and high-tech collide for an edge-of-your-seat movie experience that will keep you guessing until the very end!"--Container.
It ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The monster a group of friends feared as children makes a return and he is very real.
Silencers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A U.S. Senator is assassinated by men in black, a mysterious organization which suppresses all knowledge about UFO's. Agent Rafferty from the U.S. secret service must confront them and discover the sinister truth.
Circuitry man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in French and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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