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Dykstra, Russell

Overview
Works: 30 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 3,336 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal television programs  Television comedies  Television series  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Russell Dykstra
Lantana by Ray Lawrence( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lantana: a noxious and troublesome weed with dense and spiky undergrowth, sometimes cultivated for its colorful, aromatic flowers (film website). Like the plant, this film is a thicket: lovely and sweet smelling on its surface, dense and thorny beneath. In Lantana, a quartet of married couples from different strata of urban Australian life--wealthy Valerie and John, the middle-class Zats, working-class Jane and her estranged husband Pete, and struggling, just barely working-class Nik and Paula--are connected by psychiatrist Valerie, whose disappearance is the event around which these couples lives begin to revolve. The delicately layered storyline reminds viewers of three essential truths about human existence: No one is exactly what he or she seems; actions generate ripples that reach far beyond the actions themselves; and life does go on, no matter what, but it is never the same as before. Before what? Before everything
Hey hey it's Esther Blueburger( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in ... and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out. Esther Blueburger's quest begins when she escapes from her own Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni, the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni's far breezier and super-hip single mum Mary, and attend Sunni's forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student
Romulus, my father by Richard Roxburgh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The adventures of Charlotte and Henry( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the internationally acclaimed writer and illustrator Bob Graham's charming picture books comes an uplifting adventure for the whole family. Follow a day in the life of two young best friends: wild and impulsive Charlotte, and thoughtful and cautious Henry. Together they confront a local bully and find their own friendship tested as they attempt to rescue Henry's dog, Kim
Rake( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart but self-destructive lawyer Cleaver Greene faces new challenges to his career and his personal life as the hit Australian comedy drama returns. Last seen dangling from a runway hot air balloon, Cleaver crashes into the window of wanted criminal Edgar Thompson. Forced out of hiding, Edgar stirs up a huge corruption scandal involving most of the politicians in Sydney, and vows revenge on Cleaver
Introducing the Dwights( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy, warm-hearted, good-looking Tim Dwight has two women crazy about him. One is a dream girl named Jill. The other is his mum, Jean, a bawdy aging comedienne who doesn't realize she's past her sell-by date for a big break. As Jean tries to make it in show biz, she also struggles to hold her family, including Tim and his disabled brother Mark, together. Will the arrival of Tim's dream girl bust them up?
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things: to jurors he is hilarious, but to must judges he is an outrage. To the tax office, he is a defendant; to a certain brothel owner, a legend; and to his former cocaine dealer, a tragic loss. His favorite clients are those that appear to be hopelessly guilty. Despite his faults, Greene's wit and charm have won him hordes of female admirers over the years
Rake : the bar has been lowered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene, reckless, brilliant and self-destructive. To jurors, he is hilarious, to judges an outrage, to a certain brothel owner a legend and to his former cocaine dealer, tragic loss. While his ex-wife may call him unreliable, his son calls him a mate. Despite his personal hopelessness, Cleaver will do whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls
Rake( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver makes a bitter enemy of the powerful new Attorney General, Cal McGregor, when Cleaver is caught having an affair with his wife. Cleaver's paramour, Missy, causes a scandal with a memoir about her life as a prostitute, and his best friend's wife, Scarlet, can't forgive Cleaver for the damage he caused to her marriage. Cleaver's legal career is just as hectic as his personal life as he defends alleged terrorists, teenage murderers, and leakers of classified information
Rake. the bar ... gets even lower( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes, while attracting dangerous female liaisons and sworn enemies
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
Garage days( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This garage band has everything that it takes to make it to the big time - everything that is except talent. Waiting for their big break, a group of young rockers and their clueless manager can't keep their heads on straight - or their hands off each other. Just goes to show you that you don't have to be a rock star to party like one
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
Criminal ways( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wannabe thieves pose as a children's singing group at a birthday party with the notion of infiltrating the mansion and stealing a $3 million diamond necklace. They botch the robbery of the precious item, only to become an unexpected hit as subversive children's entertainers
Rake( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant'; to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer, 'a tragic loss'. The clients he loves the most - the cases that thrill him - are those that appear to be utterly hopeless. There's something about being on the wrong side of conventional wisdom that feels right to him, be it at the bar table or the dinner table. He does whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls. And at the same time, he will struggle to save himself falling back into the abyss that has characterised most of his self-destructive adult life thus far"--Container insert
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes, while attracting dangerous female liaisons and sworn enemies
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes, while attracting dangerous female liaisons and sworn enemies
Rake, season 3: he's back with more front( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
Rake. the bar has been lowered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene, reckless, brilliant and self-destructive. To jurors, he is hilarious, to judges an outrage, to a certain brothel owner a legend and to his former cocaine dealer, tragic loss. While his ex-wife may call him unreliable, his son calls him a mate. Despite his personal hopelessness, Cleaver will do whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls
Rake. the bar has been lowered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene, reckless, brilliant and self-destructive. To jurors, he is hilarious, to judges an outrage, to a certain brothel owner a legend and to his former cocaine dealer, tragic loss. While his ex-wife may call him unreliable, his son calls him a mate. Despite his personal hopelessness, Cleaver will do whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls
 
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