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Arkin, Alan

Overview
Works: 467 works in 1,462 publications in 6 languages and 57,291 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Television programs  Parodies, imitations, etc  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Speaker, Performer, Director, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a mid-level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Marley & me by David Frankel( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jenny and John Grogan [are] a young couple contemplating the life-changing decision to start a family. Then comes Marley-- an adorable but rambunctious Labrador who flunks obedience school and, in no time at all, turns the Grogan home into a disaster area"-- Container inlay
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
Get Smart( Visual )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent 86 is the bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart. He works for CONTROL. They are on a mission to battle the forces of their evil crime nemesis known as KAOS. Smart has along side with him the competent and beautiful Agent 99. The headquarters of the U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents are compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his analyst Maxwell Smart, who has dreamed of working in the field with superstar Agent 23. Smart will do whatever it takes to thwart the latest plot for world domination by KAOS
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia"--Container
America's sweethearts by Joe Roth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwen and Eddie are the most loved movie couple in America, but they have just split up. They pretend that they are still togther while promoting their new picture. In the meantime, Eddie falls for Gwen's assistant, Kiki
Santa clause 3 the escape clause( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin is feeling even more pressure. Mrs. Claus is expecting a little Claus. She is also longing for the company of some "tall people." So Scott agrees to let her parents visit as long as they believe that they're really in Canada rather than at the North Pole. Further complicating matters is a visit by Scott's ex-wife, her husband, and their daughter, Lucy. A member of the Council of Legendary Figures, Jack Frost is a very bad boy. He is supremely jealous of the figures who have their own holidays, especially Santa. So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa. The resulting chaos has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggling a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday
Sunshine Cleaning by Christine Jeffs( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her search for other unicorns, the last unicorn encounters a cast of delightful characters as well as dangers she never imagined. Throughout the fantastic adventure, she learns of friendship, love, and, most importantly, her true self. Special features include: The Tail of the Last Unicorn featurette; Escape the Red Bull game; Schmendrick's Magical Gallery; and more
Rendition by Gavin Hood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful story set in the world of real estate
Wait until dark by Terence Young( Visual )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic violent gangster in search of the doll
Million dollar arm( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dutifully covering all the requisite inspirational sports movie/fish-out-of-water bases yet still managing to throw a few fresh curves into the mix, Disney's Million Dollar Arm assuredly hits a home run."--Hollywood Reporter
Grosse Pointe blank by George Armitage( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assassin attends his 10-year high school class reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he reconnects with his ex-girlfriend
The change-up( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child. Both guys seem to think the other has it made. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies. The guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
City Island by Raymond DeFelitta( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down
Stand up guys by Al Pacino( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade
 
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Alternative Names
Arkin, Alan Wolf.

Arkin, Alan Wolf 1934-

アーキン, アラン

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Get SmartEdward ScissorhandsRenditionGlengarry Glen RossWait until darkGrosse Pointe blankAn improvised life [a memoir]