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Shadyac, Tom

Works: 99 works in 560 publications in 9 languages and 15,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  College life films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, Performer, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Shadyac
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

103 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,307 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
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

96 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,712 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
Ace Ventura, pet detective by James G Robinson( Visual )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,657 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 Adam Sandler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,310 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 )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,187 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 )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,082 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,052 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
Liar liar by John Huston( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletcher Reede es un abogado ambicioso y sin escrúpulos, que utiliza la mentira como un medio habitual de trabajo. Su hijo de cinco años, harto de promesas incumplidas, pide un deseo el día de su cumpleaños, que su padre no pueda mentir durante veinticuatro horas
Accepted by Universal Film Manufacturing Company( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 670 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 310 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 214 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams: A doctor emphasizes humor in his care of patients, at risk to his career
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 50 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
Animal friends : 8 movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 8 movies featuring animals
Ace Ventura collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 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
Evan almighty by Tom Shadyac( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 16 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
Animal friends!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of animal movies
House calls by Patch Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Tom Shadyac US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Filmproduzent und Autor

Том Шадиак

Шедьяк, Том

تام شادیاک فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

새디악, 톰 1960

섀디악, 톰 1960-

세디악, 톰 1960-

셰디엑, 톰 1960-



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