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Turman, Lawrence

Works: 69 works in 359 publications in 6 languages and 10,322 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Film remakes  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lawrence Turman
Most widely held works by Lawrence Turman
The graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

109 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner
American history X by Tony Kaye( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family."--Container
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a snowfield in Antarctica, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. The helicopter is destroyed and the passenger's aboard are killed. The dog is let into the base. The helicopter is Norweign made and probably linked with the base that is close by. J.R. MacReady travels to the Norweigan base and finds the place destroyed. He discovers a mangled body that looks as though it was once that of a person. He brings it back to the American base to study. The clues begin to add up. The dog morphs horribly into a strange creature that attacks the researchers. They manage to fight it off, but the base doctor concludes that an alien with the power to transform and take the appearance of anybody else is amongst them
The river wild by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a suburban mom and former white-water rafting guide and her son are on a raft trip, they are abducted by wanted killers and forced to take the most dangerous stretch of river to elude the cops
What's the worst that could happen? by Sam Weisman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich and crooked businessman Max Fairbanks (who has to file for bankruptcy and is ripe for the pickings). But Fairbanks catches him in the act, calls the police and then procedes to steal the cherished ring that Kevin's girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back. With the help of his partners and an auction, a thief steals from a crook
Short circuit by Brent Maddock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robot Johnny Five is out for some "urban input," but some street hoods, a greedy banker and a gang of crooks see his naiveté as their high-tech ticket to easy street
The drowning pool by Stuart Rosenberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Newman returns as the quick-witted detective he first played nine years before in Harper, who's in deep this time. Hired by an old flame to unravel a seemingly routine blackmail case, he's so far down he may never come up for air
The best man by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision
Pretty poison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally unstable man takes a break from arson to pursue a young girl with a big attitude. Their developing relationship becomes a lethal combination as she uses his devotion and his bragging about being a secret agent for her own evil ends
So you want to be a producer by Lawrence Turman( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate, The River Wild, Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more." "Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike." "Including a comprehensive case study of Turman's film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry's most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen. Book jacket."--Jacket
I could go on singing by Ronald Neame( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her final film, Judy Garland stars in the story of a celebrated singer who must ultimately choose between her career and motherhood
Running scared by Peter Hyams( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray and Danny are the wild men of the Windy City's police force whose unorthodox methods get results in a tough town until they come up against Julio Gonzales, a smooth-talking drug dealer who is bucking to become Chicago's first Spanish Godfather. Includes special features
The mean season by Phillip Borsos( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami
The getaway by Ethan Hawke( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doc McCoy, an imprisoned master thief, is paroled with the assistance of a corrupt politician in return for masterminding a multi-million dollar heist. Once free, McCoy and his wife find themselves in a hornet's nest of double crosses as they try to reach the Mexican border
John Carpenter, master of fear collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village of the damned: After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. A local physician and a government scientist join forces when the women simultaneously give birth ... and the reign of terror begins
Caveman by Ringo Starr( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atouk, the caveman leader of a rag-tag group considered inferior by a larger group of cavemen, Atouk has his work cut out of him when he sets his sights on the beautiful Lana. Trouble is Lana belongs to Tonda the leader of the 'superior' cavemen
The flim-flam man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted comedy about the adventures of a con man and a lonely G.I. in the rural South
Mass appeal by Glenn Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear instead of the truth? That's just one of the issues raised in this witty and thought-provoking film version of Bill C. Davis' Tony-nominated Broadway hit. Jack Lemmon is Father Tim Farley, a complacent priest in a wealthy suburban parish who drives a Mercedes and cracks jokes from the pulpit. Along comes idealistic Mark Dolson (Zeljko Ivanek), a radical seminarian who accuses Farley of "song and dance theology." The result is a head-on clash that teaches each man the true meaning of faith. Outstanding performances from Lemmon, Ivanek and Charles Durning as an inflexible monsignor make this a humorous and compelling duel of conscience and compromise
Gleaming the cube( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16-year-old Brian Kelly and his buddies are rebellious, and live only for their skills in skateboarding. When Brian's brother is found dead, Brian must mature quickly as he tries to prove his brother was murdered
News at eleven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-respected anchorman clashes with his opportunistic news director over the public's right to know versus the inherent rights of the individual
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So you want to be a producer
Alternative Names
Lawrence Turman Amerikaans filmproducent

Lawrence Turman productor de cine estadounidense

Lawrence Turman réalisateur américain

Lawrence Turman regista statunitense

Lawrence Turman US-amerikanischer Film- und Fernsehproduzent

Turman, Larry.

Лоуренс Турман

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