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Dykstra, Russell

Overview
Works: 28 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 3,021 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Television comedies  Coming-of-age 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 802 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 )

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

Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (newcomer Danielle Catanzariti) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's (Essie Davis) demand for perfection. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (Keisha Castle- Hughes) and her off beat single mother Mary (Toni Collette) and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it's ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in
Romulus, my father by Richard Roxburgh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir, this film tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a father and a son
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
Introducing the Dwights( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 188 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 : 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 )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 136 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 ... gets even lower( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 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 109 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
Garage days( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 89 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 84 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 )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) crashes back to earth - literally and metaphorically, when he's propelled through a harbourside window into the unwelcoming embrace of chaos past. Fleeing certain revenge, Cleaver hightails it to a quiet country town, the reluctant member of a congregation led by a stern, decent reverend and his flirtatious daughter. Before long Cleaver's being chased back to Sin City. But Sydney has become a dark place: terrorist threats and a loss of faith in authority have seen it take a turn towards the dystopian. When Cleaver finally emerges, he will be accompanied by a Mistress of the Black Arts, navigating a yellow brick road leading straight to our dark corridors of power. Twisting and weaving the stories of the ensemble of characters we've grown to love over three stellar seasons, Series 4 of Rake continues the misadventures of dissolute Cleaver Greene and casts the fool's gaze on all levels of politics, the legal system, and our wider fears and obsessions
Rake( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 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. 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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