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Arkin, Alan

Overview
Works: 453 works in 1,421 publications in 7 languages and 55,217 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Television programs  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Speaker, Performer, Director, Composer, Other, Arranger, Lyricist, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Argo by Ben Affleck ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,997 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 midlevel 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 2,564 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 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,344 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 )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,984 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 )
68 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adventures of a creature left unfinished by his inventor. Instead of hands, he has sharp shears of metal
America's sweethearts by Joe Roth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gwen and Eddie are the countries favorite on-screen couple. Having to promote their latest movie, the couple, whose public romance had turned into a private breakup, have to count on their veteran press agent and Gwen's assistant-sister, Kiki, to keep the press from knowing about the real story. Can true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings really happen?
Santa clause 3 the escape clause ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,645 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 )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,511 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 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely unicorn, believing herself to be the last, searches for any others of her kind, while avoiding the malevolent Red Bull, the agent believed to have destroyed the rest of her herd. She finally finds help from a magician named Schmendrick and a knight named Prince Lir
Rendition by Gavin Hood ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,355 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 )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful story of desperation and betrayal 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 1,234 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 Roat, in search of the doll
Grosse Pointe blank by George Armitage ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,171 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. However, his arch rival also shows up, aiming to blow the competition away
The change-up ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,141 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 )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,134 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 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet the Rizzos, a family that might get along a lot better if only they could tell each other the truth. Dad Vince (Andy Garcia of OCEAN'S Franchise) is the worst offender. But since the prison guard won't even admit that "poker night" is in fact acting class, how's he ever going to explain his illegitimate son? His daughter works as a stripper when she's supposed to be in college, while young Vinnie Jr. (Ezra Miller of TV's CALIFORNICATION) has a secret sexual fetish that involves a 24-hour webcam and the family's 300-pound neighbor. Vince's wife Joyce (Julianna Margulies of TV's THE GOOD WIFE) is the family's rock, but it's been a year since she enjoyed intimacy with her husband, and it's no surprise she thinks "poker night" spells A-F-F-A-I-R. When former prisoner Tony (Steven Strait of STOP-LOSS) enters the Rizzos' lives, Joyce begins to suspect that the handsome young Tony isn't who Vince says he is. A perfect storm of deception, half truths, and confusion makes the family members realize that the truth may not set them free, but it is easier to keep track of than all their well-intentioned white lies
Stand up guys by Al Pacino ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,077 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
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When deaf-mute John Singer moves to a sleepy Southern town to be near his hospitalized friend, a brain-damaged man-child, Singer's silent kindness draws to him others broken in body and spirit
 
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Alternative Names
Arkin, Alan Wolf.
Arkin, Alan Wolf 1934-
アーキン, アラン
Languages
English (444)
German (26)
Spanish (14)
French (5)
Italian (1)
Arabic (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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