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Ackerman, Tom

Works: 95 works in 292 publications in 7 languages and 16,327 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Animated films  Haunted house films  Live-action/animation films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Director, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Ackerman
Anchorman : the legend of Ron Burgundy by Will Ferrell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male dominated broadcasting of the 1970's, but that's all about to change when a new female employee with ambition to burn arrives in his office
Jumanji by Joe Johnston( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically tranported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting and recently orphaned children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.--summary adapted from container
Snow dogs by Gary Paulsen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being named in his birth mother's will, Miami dentist Ted Brooks travels to Alaska to claim the inheritance, her team of sled dogs; Now he must learn how to race them or give them up to a crusty mountain man who wants the dogs for himself
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation by WB( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold and his family. Clark's a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives
Beetle Juice by Tim Burton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour avoir voulu sauver un chien, Adam et Barbara Maitland passent tout de go dans l'autre monde. Peu après, occupants invisibles de leur antique demeure ils la voient envahie par une riche et bruyante famille new-yorkaise. Rien à redire jusqu'au jour où cette honorable famille entreprend de donner un cachet plus urbain à la vieille demeure. Adam et Barbara, scandalisés, décident de déloger les intrus. Mais leurs classiques fantômes et autres sortilèges ne font aucun effet. C'est alors qu'ils font appel à un "bio-exorciste" freelance connu sous le sobriquet de Beetlejuice. (Source : ; 2016-01-25)
Alvin and the Chipmunks : chipwrecked by Justin Long( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks' and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems
Are we there yet? by Brian Levant( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick offers to take Suzanne's kids cross-country in an effort to win her heart. He must survive 24 hours with two kids bent on destroying him
FBI careers : the ultimate guide to landing a job as one of America's finest by Thomas H Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the definitive guide for acing the FBI's rigorous selection process and landing a job
George of the jungle by Sam Weisman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George is a buff and lovable klutz who saves his animal friends from poachers
Dickie Roberts : former child star( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickie Roberts is a former child actor who appeared on a hit television show. Now in his thirties, he can only find work as a parking valet and spends his free time with other formal child stars. Wanting to make a comeback, he manages to get an audition with director Rob Reiner. When the role requires him to be normal, he decides to hire a normal family for $20,000 in order to "research" the childhood he missed out on
Scary movie 4( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta vez, la ingenua Cindy intenta hacer carrera en la atención sanitaria a domicilio, y encuentra trabajo con una horripilante anciana que vive en una horripilante casa embrujada por una presencia fantasmal
Looking for comedy in the Muslim world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mockumentary film in which actor Albert Brooks (playing himself) travels to India & Pakistan on behalf of the United States government, in hopes of discovering what "makes Muslims laugh."
My favorite Martian by Pi te li( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this movie based on the 60's television series of the same name, TV reporter, Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a Martian who has just crashed on Earth. Tim schemes to expose the Martian who has taken human form as "Uncle Martin." When Tim's efforts are foiled by Uncle Martin's antics, he decides to help the alien return home
Rat race by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employs a huge ensemble of comedy stalwarts, assembled by an eccentric hotelier to race from Las Vegas to New Mexico for a $2 million jackpot. With a backstage gambling subplot, the movie has almost as many highlights as clunkers, with easy gags and traditional slapstick that will tickle anyone's old-fashioned funny bone
The adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle by John Escott( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those ruthless spies Boris and Natasha have wrangled their way into the real world, while their fearless leader is plotting to take over America. Only Rocky and Bullwinkle can save us
The battle of Shaker Heights( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly is a very smart, but socially inept 17-year-old high school student. He is an expert in the art of war and becomes the target of a school bully, so Kelly wages a grand-scale counterattack. He meets Bart at a local battlefield reinactment and they become friends. Kelly develops a king-size crush on Tabby, Bart's beautiful older sister. Tabby loves having the adoring Kelly around, but it's Sarah, his co-worker at a local grocery store, who really carries the torch for him. Like most teenage boys, Kelly prefers the seemingly unattainable to the eminently winnable female
Baby's day out( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby Bink is kidnapped by three men posing as photographers. While his wealthy parents frantically search for him, the three crooks have their hands full keeping up with their infant charge
Island of hope -- island of tears : the story of Ellis Island : the American Immigration experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island of Hope - Island of Tears is the story of Ellis Island and a tribute to the over 18 million immigrants who journeyed to America in search of freedom and opportunity. These immigrants' stories are told as they bravely faced the unknown, from the time they left their homelands to the moment the doors of Ellis opened, revealing the great promise of America.--Container
Infestation( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fear takes over a mundane workday when slacker office drone Cooper wakes up in a massive cocoon spun by mutant, flesh-eating insects. One by one, Cooper unwraps those around him, forming a team of strangers to fight off the infestation. The team and other survivors must battle to stay alive and take back the Earth by fighting off gigantic flying bugs and human hybrid mutants"--Container
Journey to America by WGBH Education Foundation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tribute to the over 12 million men, women and children who made the torturous journey from the old world to the new between 1890 and 1920. From the time these pilgrims left their homeland, they were beset by thieves, extortionists, and stopped by authorities at border crossings. At sea, they suffered from bad food, overcrowding, pestilence, and fire. At Ellis Island they faced the dreadful possibility of being turned back. An immigrant could be rejected for any of a dozen reasons--communicable disease, illiteracy, no visible means of support or the very suspicion of immortality. And, once in the United States, they were moved into urban ghettos or out into rural areas. Producer Charles Guggenheim weaves rare archival material with letters, diaries and oral interviews to depict the largest single human migration in recorded history"--Container
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National Lampoon's Christmas vacation
Alternative Names
Acherman, Thomas

Ackerman Thomas

Ackerman, Thomas E.

Ackerman, Tom

Thomas E. Ackerman Amerikaans director of photography

Thomas E. Ackerman cineasta

Thomas E. Ackerman directeur de la photographie américain

Thomas E. Ackerman direttore della fotografia statunitense

Thomas E. Ackerman Kameramann

Τόμας Ε. Άκερμαν

Томас Акерман

Томас Экерман

תומס אקרמן צלם קולנוע אמריקאי

تامس ئی. آکرمن



National Lampoon's Christmas vacationBeetle JuiceAre we there yet?Dickie Roberts : former child starLooking for comedy in the Muslim worldThe adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle