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Turman, Lawrence

Works: 48 works in 311 publications in 7 languages and 9,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Crime films  Film remakes  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lawrence Turman
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Turman
The graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

124 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock returns home. The wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson, seduces him, which only deepens his confusion. Then he meets the girl of his dreams but she is Mrs. Robinson's daughter
American history X by Tony Kaye( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,276 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 )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them
The river wild by Elia Kazan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 538 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
Short circuit by Ally Sheedy( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bolt of lightning zaps an experimental military robot and brings it to life, it escapes and finds companionship and danger
What's the worst that could happen? by Sam Weisman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 482 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
The drowning pool by Jacques Giraldeau( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 326 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
Pretty poison by Prism Entertainment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 210 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 203 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her last screen appearance, Judy Garland plays an American superstar who is in London for a series of concerts. Her real purpose for being in England is to see her ex-lover and their illegitimate child that she gave up in favor of her career
The best man by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 182 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
Running scared by Peter Hyams( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past
The mean season by Phillip Borsos( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami. Their lives become threatened as his journalistic ambitions get them more deeply involved
Deadfall by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 119 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
The flim-flam man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted comedy about the adventures of a con man and a lonely G.I. in the rural South
John Carpenter, master of fear collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince of darkness: A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister and inadvertently unleash a strange liquid. As the substance begins to turn their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released Satan himself
Caveman by Ringo Starr( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 48 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
Mass appeal by Glenn Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear or tell them the truth? Generation gap between a popular parish priest and a radical young seminarian
Gleaming the cube( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 40 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
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So you want to be a producer
Alternative Names
Lawrence Turman American film producer

Lawrence Turman Amerikaans filmproducent

Lawrence Turman réalisateur américain

Lawrence Turman regista statunitense

Lawrence Turman US-amerikanischer Film- und Fernsehproduzent

Turman, Larry.

Лоуренс Турман