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Arkin, Alan

Works: 369 works in 1,690 publications in 11 languages and 60,904 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Road films  Sports films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Speaker, Performer, Narrator, Director, Composer, Other, Lyricist, Arranger, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )

60 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
Little Miss Sunshine by Michael D Arndt( Visual )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

88 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
Marley & me by Anne Collins( Visual )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever
Get Smart by Peter Segal( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The headquarters of the U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents are compromised, so the Chief has no choice but to promote his analyst Maxwell Smart. The competent and beautiful Agent 99 is assigned to work with Agent 86, the bungling Maxwell Smart. The agents know the task of taking down KAOS, their evil crime nemesis, will not be an easy assignment. KAOS has plans for world domination but Agent 99 and Agent 86 will do whatever it takes to thwart that plan
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

85 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. So began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia
Santa clause 3 : the escape clause by Michael Lembeck( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin is feeling even more pressure. Mrs. Claus is expecting a little Claus. She is also longing for the company of some "tall people." So Scott agrees to let her parents visit as long as they believe that they're really in Canada rather than at the North Pole. Further complicating matters is a visit by Scott's ex-wife, her husband, and their daughter, Lucy. A member of the Council of Legendary Figures, Jack Frost is a very bad boy. He is supremely jealous of the figures who have their own holidays, especially Santa. So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa. The resulting chaos has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggling a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday
Million Dollar Arm( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called 'Million Dollar Arm' where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family
America's sweethearts by Joe Roth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwen and Eddie are the countries favorite on-screen couple. Having to promote their latest movie, the couple, whose public romance had turned into a private breakup, have to count on their veteran press agent and Gwen's assistant-sister, Kiki, to keep the press from knowing about the real story. Can true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings really happen?
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely unicorn, believing herself to be the last, searches for any others of her kind, while avoiding the malevolent Red Bull, the agent believed to have destroyed the rest of her herd. She finally finds help from a magician named Schmendrick and a knight named Prince Lir
Sunshine Cleaning by Christine Jeffs( Visual )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture
Rendition by Gavin Hood( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plies his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack
Glengarry Glen Ross by James Foley( Visual )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story set in the world of real estate. Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it. DVD
Wait until dark by Terence Young( Visual )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery centers around a blind woman terrorized in her apartment by criminals searching for a heroin-stuffed doll which they believe she possesses
Grudge match( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again
Love the Coopers( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday
The change-up by David Dobkin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child. Both guys seem to think the other has it made. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies. The guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero
City Island by Raymond DeFelitta( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down
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Alternative Names
Alan Arkin acteur et cinéaste américain

Alan Arkin actor estadounidense

Alan Arkin Amerikaans acteur

Alan Arkin amerikai színész, rendező, zenész, énekes

Alan Arkin amerykański aktor

Alan Arkin attore e regista statunitense

Alan Arkin US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur, Kinderbuchautor und Oscarpreisträger

Alans Ārkins

Arkin, A. (Alan)

Arkin, Alan, 1934-

Arkin, Alan Wolf.

Arkin, Alan Wolf 1934-

Άλαν Άρκιν Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, σκηνοθέτης, μουσικός, τραγουδιστής

Алан Аркин

Алан Аркін

Алън Аркин

Ալան Արկին

אלן ארקין

آلان آركين

آلن آرکین

آلن آرکین موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

ஆலன் ஆர்கின்

อลัน อาร์คิน

ალან არკინი

앨런 아킨

アーキン, アラン


亞倫·阿金 actor


Get SmartEdward ScissorhandsRenditionWait until darkAn improvised life [a memoir]