Ackland, Joss 1928-
Most widely held works about Joss Ackland
Most widely held works by Joss Ackland
The Mighty Ducks ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
Slapped with a community service assignment, a tough trial lawyer must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win.
K-19 the widowmaker ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload.
Lethal weapon 2 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Riggs and Murtaugh must guard a free-wheeling witness in a comedy of car chases, gun battles, under-water escapes, even the destruction of a chic hillside house.
A kid in King Arthur's court ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
"To 14-year-old little leaguer Calvin Fuller, life is like one big strikeout when he lets his team down. Then an earthquake sends him through a magical time rift, and he finds himself in King Arthur's court. But all is not well with the realm. An aged King Arthur is in danger of losing control to the evil Lord Belasco, and now it's up to Calvin to save the kingdom. But before he can find a way to vanquish Belasco, he must first find a way to conquer his own fears."--Container.
Shadowlands ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, this film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C.S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. But he picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet."
Flawless ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Laura Quinn is an executive at the London Diamond Corporation who finds herself routinely stifled on the corporate ladder. Hobbs is an equally overlooked nighttime janitor with an intimate knowledge of the security system. Hobbs has a score to settle with the Corporation. Sensing Laura's frustration, Hobbs convinces her to help him pull off an ingenious heist.
The princess and the goblin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
When a peaceful kingdom is menaced by an army of monstrous goblins, a brave and beautiful princess joins forces with a resourceful peasant boy to rescue the noble king and all his people.
Coriolanus ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 518 libraries worldwide
The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character.
The screwtape letters by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing damnation of an ordinary young man.
D3 the mighty ducks ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Everyone's favorite peewee hockey team returns to the ice for more slapshot action and slapstick laughter.
Richard Adams's Watership down ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container.
D3 the Mighty Ducks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
After the Ducks win scholarships to a snooty private school, Coach Bombay announces that he's moving on to greener pastures with the Goodwill Games. Shortly after the team arrive at Eden Hall Academy, they inherit a new coach who turns out to be their worst nightmare. Then with their scholarships on the line, they face their toughest rival, the 10-time championship varsity team.
The little prince ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
A French pilot crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara Desert and comes upon a young prince from another planet. The little prince tells the pilot that he is inspecting the universe and stays in the desert long enough to convey to the pilot his impression of the earth and stories of other planets he has visited.
How about you ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Ellie is a free-spirited and headstrong young woman. She is left in charge of a residential home over the Christmas holidays. Her youth and inexperience bring her into conflict with the four grumpy residents. See how the hilarious antics of this uncivilized group, an unlikely romance, and the gradual solidarity that develops between the residents and Ellie unfold.
Hogfather ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
It's the holiday of Hogswatch in the parallel universe of Discworld, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone--or something-- wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track before humanity loses all hope.
Surviving Picasso ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the legendary artist Pablo Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Claude and Paloma.
A little night music original London cast recording by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of Coriolanus ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's play about a proud Roman general who conquers the Volscians, leads them against Rome in revenge for his banishment, and is killed by the Volscian general when Coriolanus is persuaded to spare the city.
Bill & Ted's bogus journey ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
When the evil De Nomolos dispatches robots to kill Bill & Ted, not only is the future of the universe at stake, but there's no way they can win the battle of the bands. Luckily, when they knock on death's door, he answers, becoming their faithful servant in a whacked-out journey through Heaven, Hell and San Dimas, California. Bill & Ted meet Martians, marry their historical girlfriends, & even learn how to play the guitar.
Shroud for a nightingale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Adam Dalgliesh visits John Carpenter Hospital to interview an arms dealer, but while he is there, a nurse dies a horrible and violent death during a teaching demonstration.
Ackland, Joss,--1928- Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Actors Animated films Biography Children Comedy films Comedy films Community service (Punishment) Coriolanus, Cnaeus Marcius Corporations--Security measures Davidman, Joy Detective and mystery television programs Diamond industry and trade Diamonds Drama England England--London Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination) Great Britain Hockey Janitors Juvenile works Lewis, C. S.--1898-1963 Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Murder--Investigation Navies--Officers Nuclear submarines Police Police films Police films Robbery Soviet Union.--Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Television adaptations Television plays Thrillers (Motion pictures) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women executives
Ackland, Jocelyn, 1928-
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