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Blades, Rubén

Works: 549 works in 1,181 publications in 6 languages and 21,963 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Music  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Rock music  Musicals  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Composer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Singer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Lyricist, Other, Collector, Host
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Rubén Blades
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Most widely held works by Rubén Blades
Safe house ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tobin Frost..., one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house where he is being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent Matt Weston ... to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead"--Container
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved
The Milagro beanfield war by Robert Redford( Visual )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit
Once upon a time in Mexico by Robert Rodriguez( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of El Mariachi continues when a corrupt CIA agent forces him out of hiding to help sabotage an assassination attempt on the President of Mexico by an evil cartel kingpin. El Mariachi has his own reason for helping, he is doing it for revenge. Special features include: deleted scenes, commentary, featurettes, and more
Cradle will rock by Tim Robbins( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America, from high society to life on the streets in Depression-era New York City. Based on the events surrounding Marc Blitzstein's controversial musical about a steel strike, to be produced by the Federal Theater Program
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him
Predator 2 by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Predator is a savage alien, invisible and armed with advanced weapons. On this, his second visit to Earth, he lands in Los Angeles and begins a series of ghastly murders. It's up to a determined police lieutenant to learn what is going on, even when he is warned off by a mysterious government agent
The Josephine Baker story ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
When the mountains tremble ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Guatemalan Native woman, Rigoberta Menchu, as history transforms her life. Forced into exile to escape the brutality of the military regime in Guatemala, Rigoberta weaves together the fabric of recent Guatemalan history, the beauty and richness of the culture, the strength of the people and the tragedy of human greed and corruption
Salsa Latin music of New York and Puerto Rico ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the past 25 years salsa has influenced jazz and pop music, while Latin musicians have in turn been influenced by jazz. Includes performances, interviews and recording sessions with salsa stars and places salsa in the socio-political context of the Puerto-Rican communities in New York City and Puerto Rico
Carnival! ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empire is a powerful, gripping action-thriller featuring John Leguizamo in a riveting performance the Los Angeles Times hails as "superb." "One of the best performances of the year!" The gritty streets of the South Bronx meet the white-collar world of Wall Street in Empire, a hard-hitting story about the pursuit of fast money and the high price of greed. Featuring Denise Richards, Isabella Rossellini and rap superstars Fat Joe and Treach, Empire is a high-intensity, urban thrill-ride!
Assassination tango by Robert Duvall( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American hit man is seduced by the tango clubs of Buenos Aires in this sizzling tale
The maldonado miracle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This inspirational movie by first-time director Salma Hayek, tells the story of a spiritually and financially bankrupt town in need of hope, until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in
Imagining Argentina ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of love, compassion, and danger, this political thriller is about one family who had the courage to fight for justice in a country ruled by fear. Carlos Rueda and his family live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where thousands of people have disappeared after speaking up against the dictator in power. When Carlos' wife Cecilia disappears after writing a controversial article, he begins a desperate search to find her while Cecilia fights to find her way back to him
Songs from The capeman by Paul Simon( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs from the musical play by Paul Simon about Salvador Argon, a 16-year-old Puerto Rican immigrant who was convicted of murdering two people during a New York gang rumble on August 30, 1959
Roots of rhythm by Eugene Rosow( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Video 3 - "To the top of the charts" : the music that came together in Cuba became an international sensation, starting with bandleaders like Desi Arnaz and Xavier Cugat, and later with Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Join Harry Belafonte as he traces the remarkable rise of Latin music to worldwide popularity. Visit with artists like Dizzy Gillespie, who integrated Latin sounds into his jazz, and Ruben Blades and Gloria Estefan, who are propelling Latin music into the future
The X-files ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena."
Mundo by Rubén Blades( Recording )
14 editions published in 2002 in 5 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earth angels : migrant children in America by Nancy Buirski( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Blades Bellido de Luna, Rubén
Blades Bellido de Luna, Ruben 1948-....
Blades, Ruben 1948-
Rebun Blades
Rub En Blades
Ruben Blades
Rueben Blades
English (150)
Spanish (22)
French (6)
German (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (2)