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Zucker, Jerry

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Most widely held works about Jerry Zucker
Most widely held works by Jerry Zucker
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
My best friend's wedding by P. J Hogan( Visual )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends from college make a pact to marry each other if they are not married by 28. When Michael gets engaged, Julianne will stop at nothing to stop the wedding
Fair game by Doug Liman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame, a supervisor of covert operations at the CIA, is assigned to determine if Saddam has nuclear weapons. In secret, she interviews scientists inside Iraq and suggests that her husband, a former diplomat, go to Niger to investigate a report from the Vice President's office that Iraq bought enriched uranium there. When the country goes to war, in part based on the President's claim that the sale took place, Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, writes in the New York Times that the report is false. The White House smears the couple to change the subject. Her career ruined, his credibility under attack, their marriage starts to crack. Can they find trust and fight back?
Friends with Benefits by Will Gluck( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan está harto de relaciones. Jamie decide dejar de creer en el amor verdadero. Decidirán aprovechar su atracción mutua, pero sin ningún tipo de compromiso emocional. Pronto se darán cuenta de que los estereotipos de las películas románticas existen por algo
First Knight by Chrétien de Troyes( Visual )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Malagant declares war on King Arthur in hopes of gaining part of Camelot. In the meantime, Arthur's young bride, Guenivere, has fallen in love with Lancelot, one of Arthur's loyal knights
A walk in the clouds by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning from World War II, a young G.I. finds he has little in common with the wife he left behind. Disillusioned, he heads north to work as a traveling salesman where he meets the daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner. On her way home, she is terrified of what her father will do when he learns she is unmarried and pregnant. The young man gallantly offers to help by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever
The Naked gun from the files of Police squad! by David Zucker( Visual )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those screw-loose "Airplane!" creators have done it again! Leslie Nielsen stars as Police Squad's own granite-jawed, rock-brained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth
Ruthless people by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loathesome millionaire Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is ruthless. When his wife, Barbara (Bette Midler) is abducted by inept kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater), Sam cries tears of joy and refuses to pay the ransom. However, when the abductors threaten to kill the abrasive heiress, Sam celebrates!
My life by Bruce Joel Rubin( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a man learns that he only has four months to live, he begins filming a home movie for his unborn son
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an "Elvis" movie and a World War II "underground resistance" thriller. In his film debut, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a Presley-like American rock idol sent behind the Iron Curtain on a goodwill tour. Before long, he is involved in a complex espionage scheme thanks to beautiful Lucy Gutteridge, the daughter of a scientist (Michael Gough) held captive by the Communists. Also essential to the action is flamboyant resistance leader Christopher Villiers, who behaves like Victor Mature in Betrayed (1954) and talks like James Mason. Adhering to Z-A-Z's cheerful disregard for people, places and events, the East Germans are depicted as Nazis, while the Underground is comprised of Frenchmen. The plot is mainly an excuse for the Z-A-Z team's fondness for joke-a-minute lampoonery, skewering cinematic targets ranging from The Blue Lagoon (1980) to The Wizard of Oz (1939). As in Z-A-Z's other efforts, Top Secret! scores its biggest yocks when invoking cliches that we never realized were cliches-and falls on its face whenever attempting a too-obvious gag (the biggest clinker: that pigeon statue in the park). Everyone has his or her favorite bits in this film: our faves include the resistance fighter named Deja Vu ("Haven't we met somewhere before "), Kilmer's horrible nightmare while being tortured (he arrives too late to take final exams), the army-booted cow, the sensitive Pinto, and the East German National Anthem, sung to the tune of the Shorewood (Wisconsin) High School marching song. But let's say no more: comedy of this nature is designed to be seen, not written or read about
Unconditional love by Gaynell Bordes Cronin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Grace Beasley's husband leaves her, she goes on an impulsive trip abroad to attend the funeral of her idol. In the process, she gets caught up in a wild adventure with an unlikely companion who convinces her to start living life on her own terms
The Kentucky fried movie by John Landis( Visual )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skits satirize movies, television programs and other features of modern day life
Police Squad. the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the crime-solving adventures of Detective Frank Drebin, a Sergeant Lieutenant Captain of Police Squad, a special division of the police department. Together Drebin and his boss, Captain Ed Hocken, crack the toughest cases in the big city, encountering sight-gags, slapstick, puns, and non-sequiturs along the way
The naked gun trilogy by Peter Segal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 3 Naked gun films all in one package
The naked gun triple feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 3 Naked gun films all in one package
The wedding planner My best friend's wedding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The wedding planner, Mary is a successful, work obsessed wedding planner who finally finds a man of her own, or so she thinks. He turns out to be the groom in the biggest wedding of her career. Will she get the job or the guy? in My best friend's wedding, Julianne's best friend tells her that he met a woman and they are getting married in four days. Julianne realizes that she loves him and wants him for herself
Flying High by John Angier( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-fighter pilot is forced to takeover the control of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning. While his girlfriend, a stewardess, becomes his co-pilot
The films of David Zucker and Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zuker by Robert J Emery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, featuring extensive film clips and interviews with actors and collaborators who have worked with them
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Jerry Zucker amerykański reżyser filmowy

Jerry Zucker cinéaste américain

Jerry Zucker regisseur

Jerry Zucker regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Jerry Zucker US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Τζέρι Τζούκερ

Джерри Цукер

ג'רי צוקר

جری زاکر بازیگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جيري زاكر

주커, 제리 1950-

ザッカー, ジェリー




First KnightThe Naked gun from the files of Police squad!Ruthless peopleUnconditional lovePolice Squad. the complete series