Most widely held works by Juan Ruiz-Anchía
Confidence ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Con man Jake and his gang, Gordo, Miles, and Big Al, pull off a swindling job stealing money from a guy who turns out to be a mob accountant for crime boss, King. Then Jake and his crew attempt to pull off an even bigger scam to make up for their mistake. This time the con involves the King's enemy, the mob-connected banker Morgan Price. Two corrupt cops join Jake's team while the King appoints his henchman Lupus to oversee the operation.
Voces inocentes Innocent voices ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 501 libraries worldwide
In war torn 1980's El Salvador, Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the 'man of the house' in a time when the government's army is forcibly recruiting children for civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This is about life, love, the hope of peace, and the ennobling power of the human spirit. Based on a true story.
The crew ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The story about a set of golden-year goodfellas fighting to protect their last piece of turf! Back in the days when mobsters were larger than life, none lived bigger than Bobby, "Bats", "The Brick", and "Mouth". But now well into retirement, the old crew find themselves suddenly facing eviction from their run-down Miami Beach hotel -- The Raj Mahal. That's when they decide there's only one thing left to do -- turn back the clock and pull one last "hit" in order to save their home!
House of games ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A therapist and best-selling author must confront her own demons when she meets a man who has gambling debts and she feels compelled to help him.
Focus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Set at the height of World War II, this story follows the lives of a Brooklyn man and his wife as they become the victims of their bigoted community, who mistakenly believe them to be Jewish.
No good deed ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Cello-playing cop Jack Friar searches for a teenage runaway on Turk Street and ends up in the home of an elderly couple. The house also turns out to be the headquarters for a gang of criminals who are planning a bank robbery, and Jack is quickly held hostage. When Jack is left alone with the leader's girlfriend, a master manipulator of the gang, he teaches her to play the cello and the two share a mutal attraction. Jack can't decide if she's for real or just manipulating him too. Especially since Erin continues to manipulate gang leader Tyrone, violent thug Hoop, and inside man David.
Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The jungle book ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself reunited with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India, which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are.
Focus ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
This story follows a Brooklyn man and his wife who become victims of mistaken identity at the height of World War II. Their bigoted community believes that they are Jews.
Spartan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Secret Service agent Robert Scott is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton, the missing daughter of a high-ranking political official. Scott is teamed up with rookie agent Curtis. Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own.
The last of the finest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Frank Daly is a cop who takes his work and his honor seriously. When his investigation of a drug ring gets too close to a sensitive government operation, Daly goes outside of the law to bring the smugglers, arms dealers, and government agents to justice.
Rumble in the Bronx The corruptor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Rumble in the Bronx: A Hong Kong cop visiting New York for his uncle's wedding accidentally uncovers a diamond smuggling ring. The corruptor: The head of NYPD's Asian Gang Unit attempts to diffuse a gang war in Chinatown with the help of his knowledgable but naive partner.
New Port South ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
High school student, Maddox, an intelligent but moody teenager, believes schools aren't designed to educate so much as they're used to control young people and bend them to the will of the state. Maddox wants to throw off the yoke of the school's authority, especially after he hears tales of a student named Stanton who attended the same school years before. Stanton openly defied the school system and was sent to a mental hospital for his troubles. Maddox and his friends try to find out the truth about the legendary Stanton as they plot a large-scale rebellion of their own.
Glengarry Glen Ross ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Times are tough in a New York office; the salesmen (Shelley Levene, Ricky Roma, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow) are given a strong incentive by Blake to succeed in a sales contest. The prizes? First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only "closers" will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforseen consequences for all the characters." IMDB.
Voces inocentes Unschuldige Stimmen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Mr. Jones ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The corruptor ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3 libraries worldwide
With help from a NYC policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.
House of games La casa del juego ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Una famosa psiquiatra, especializada en toda clase de adicciones, decide ayudar a uno de sus pacientes, amenazado de muerte por las deudas que ha contraído jugando a las cartas.
La septima profecía The seventh sign ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Una joven descubre que ella y el hijo que lleva en su seno son presagio del fin del mundo. Enfrentándose a las oscuras fuerzas del mal.
House of games (1987) by David Mamet ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A woman psychiatrist, trying to help a patient whose life has been threatened, is drawn into the dangerous but provocative underworld of a smooth-talking con man.
Pinocho, la leyenda = The adventures of Pinocchio ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
Animated films Antisemitism Antisemitism--Societies, etc. Bank robberies Biographical films Caper films Children and violence Children and war Comedy films Comedy films Crime films Detective and mystery films Drama El Salvador Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Florida Florida--Miami Gamblers Gambling Gangsters History Hostages India Jews--Persecutions Man-woman relationships Miller, Arthur,--1915-2005 Mistaken identity Mothers and sons Mowgli (Fictitious character) New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn Older men Police corruption Political science Retirees Retirement communities Social history Swindlers and swindling Theft Thrillers (Motion pictures) Toleration United States Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Women psychiatrists
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