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Shadyac, Tom

Overview
Works: 179 works in 616 publications in 7 languages and 16,912 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  College life films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, Performer, Narrator, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Shadyac
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

85 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like other doctors. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
Liar liar by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on this fifth birthday cake, Max has just one wish-- that his dad stop lying for 24 hours. When his son's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his biggest asset, his mouth, has become his biggest liability
Evan almighty by Universal Pictures ; Spyglass Entertainment( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country. But, Evan might actually be serving all of humanity instead
I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry by Adam Sandler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station. Two guy's guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Widower Larry wants just one thing, to protect his kids. His buddy Chuck also wants on thing, to enjoy the single life. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life in a fire, and Larry calls in his marker when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All that Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. But when an overzealous bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the new couple's arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a charade of domestic bliss. After surviving their mandatory honeymoon and dodging the threat of exposure the well-intentioned con men discover that sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family
Ace Ventura, pet detective by James G Robinson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's the best there is; in fact, he's the only one there is! He's Ace Ventura Pet Detective. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man, or beast
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy stars as a shy, kind, brilliant "calorically challenged" genetics professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, the professor grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
I am by John Ward( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I AM es la historia de un director de éxito de Hollywood, Tom Shadyac, que tras sufrir un accidente en el que se hiere la cabeza y que amenaza su vida, inicia un viaje personal tratando de encontrar la respuesta dos preguntas básicas: ¿Qué va mal en nuestro mundo? y ¿Qué podemos hacer?
Accepted by Universal Film Manufacturing Company( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartleby Gaines is a fast-talking slacker who gets rejected by every college he applies to. He decides to invent a phony college to get his parents off his back. Unfortunately (or not), the website his best friend creates is too effective and hundreds of other rejects apply and are accepted. Instead of revealing the hoax, Gaines decides to forge ahead and let the students create their own curriculum, little suspecting that their school is obstructing the expansion plans of the nearby snobbish college
Life's operating manual : with the fear and truth dialogues by Tom Shadyac( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just about everything today comes with an operating manual -- from your computer to your car, from your cell phone to your iPad. Is it possible that Life comes with an operating manual, as well? That's the simple, but powerful premise of Tom Shadyac's inspiring and provocative first book. Written as a series of essays and dialogues, we are invited into a conversation that is both challenging and empowering. The question now is, can we discern what is written inside of this operating manual and garner the courage to live in accordance with its precepts? - Publisher
The nutty professor I & II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetics professor Sherman Klump weighs in at 400 pounds and needs the help of his large, eccentric family to fight off his slimmed-down alter ego, "Buddy Love."
Patch Adams What dreams may come( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What dreams may come: Chris Nielsen dies and is united with his children, who died before him, in a beautiful afterlife, but must risk his own future to rescue his wife from her fate
Ace Ventura, pet detective : Ace Ventura, when nature calls, and Ace Ventura, the animated series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When nature calls (1996, 94 min.) : Africa's the place where Ace is on the case, setting out to rescue an animal he loathes, a bat! Pet detective Ace Ventura attempts to reconcile two warring tribes as he searches the wilds of Africa for a sacred white bat
Animal friends : 8 movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 8 movies featuring animals
Ace Ventura : when nature calls by Marc Cerasini( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pet detective Ace Ventura is hired to locate the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and their quarterback
Ace Ventura 3-film collection : Ace Bentura, pet detective ; Ace Ventura, when nature calls ; Ace Ventura, pet detective Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, when nature calls: Ace Ventura sets out on a mission to locate a sacred animal god for a primitive African tribe
Nutty professor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherman Klump is a shy and excessively overweight scientist, but when he drinks a special formula, he transforms into egotistical and fast-talking Buddy Love. Academy Award Winner for Best Make-up
Ace Ventura collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Venture pet detective: Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies
Happy by Roko Belic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film nous emmène sur un parcours depuis les marécages de la Louisiane jusqu'aux bidonvilles de Calcutta à la recherche de ce qui rend vraiment les gens heureux. Combinant les histoires de la vie réelle des gens de partout dans le monde et de puissant entretiens avec les plus grands scientifiques dans la recherche du bonheur, le film explore les secrets de notre émotion la plus appréciée
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bruce Almighty
Alternative Names
Shadyac, Thomas

Shadyac, Thomas 1960-

Shadyac, Thomas Peter 1958-

Shadyak, Tom 1958-

Tom Shadyac Amerikaans filmregisseur

Tom Shadyac cinéaste américain

Tom Shadyac regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Tom Shadyac US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Filmproduzent und Autor

Том Шадиак

Шедьяк, Том

טום שאדיק

تام شادیاک فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

새디악, 톰 1960

섀디악, 톰 1960-

세디악, 톰 1960-

셰디엑, 톰 1960-

トム・シャドヤック

湯姆·薛狄艾克

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Bruce AlmightyLiar liarThe nutty professorDragonflyAce Ventura, pet detective : Ace Ventura, when nature calls, and Ace Ventura, the animated seriesAce Ventura : when nature calls