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Shadyac, Tom

Overview
Works: 138 works in 684 publications in 10 languages and 17,310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  College life films  Animated films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, Narrator, Conductor, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Shadyac
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

102 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,723 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 )

57 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bad day, Bruce blames God and God responds by challenging Bruce to take over the world for a day ... well, at least the Buffalo area. The results are disastrous and hilarious!
Liar liar by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

48 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours
Evan almighty by Universal Pictures ; Spyglass Entertainment( Visual )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,864 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
Ace Ventura, pet detective by James G Robinson( Visual )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, pet detective is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino, and whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man or beast!
I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry by Dennis Dugan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,297 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
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy stars as shy, kind, brilliant "calorically challenged" genetics professor Sherman Klump, who longs to shed his 400-pound frame in order to win the heart of a beautiful faculty member. His experimental fat-reducing serum creates a slimmed down alter-ego, with startling results
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 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 Onir( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't know who Tom Shadyac is? As a writer and a director, Shadyac first unleashed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor remake on the world, and then a string of film fiascoes, but that's all behind him now. A bike accident left him with a host of debilitating maladies and brought him to the verge of suicide, so he took stock of his life and set out on a quest to answer some of life's greatest questions. What's wrong with the world? How do we go about fixing it? Is the fundamental nature of man essentially benevolent or cruel? So he traveled around, enlisting the aid of what he calls "significant minds" --journalists, scientists, spiritual leaders, scholars--to understand life's essential questions. "I Am" is his documentary about this quest
Accepted by Universal Pictures Company( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 672 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 308 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 223 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 222 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 74 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 53 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
Ace Ventura collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura when nature calls: Ace Ventura sets out on a mission to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe
Happy by Roko Belic( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy is a feature length documentary from the Academy Award(R)-nominated director Roko Belic (Genghis Blues), that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today's society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfilment? Through remarkable human stories and cutting edge science, Happy leads us toward a deeper understanding of why and how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier and happier lives. Happy takes the viewer from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the mountains of Bhutan. Listen to the wisdom of a Kolkata rickshaw driver, the compassion of a volunteer at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying and the knowledge of some of the world's leading happiness researchers. Witness as middle school students applaud the bravery of their classmates during a moving presentation on bullying. Happy combines real life human drama and cutting edge science to provide insights into the mysteries of happiness
Evan almighty by Tom Shadyac( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it. But soon mysterious deliveries of wood and tools are being dropped on his doorstep, animals of every shape and size and his life goes to a mess
 
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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 director de cine estadounidense

Tom Shadyac regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Tom Shadyac US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Filmproduzent und Autor

Том Шадиак

Шедьяк, Том

טום שאדיק במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

שדיאק, טום 1958-

تام شادیاک فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

새디악, 톰 1960

섀디악, 톰 1960-

세디악, 톰 1960-

셰디엑, 톰 1960-

シャドヤック, トム

トム・シャドヤック

湯姆·薛狄艾克

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