Most widely held works about Dan Aykroyd
Most widely held works by Dan Aykroyd
Driving Miss Daisy ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,507 libraries worldwide
In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement.
Ghostbusters ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
50 first dates ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
Henry Roth lives an enviable life in a Hawaiian paradise, spending every night with a different beautiful tourist in search of an island fling. It's a great life, no strings attached ... until he meets Lucy. He and Lucy hit it off right from the start, but the next day she acts like she doesn't know him. Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss, so every night all memory of her day is erased. But a man in love will go to great lengths to win the girl of his dreams. In an effort to help her remember him, he makes a video tape for her to watch every morning.
Christmas with the Kranks ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
When only child, Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora decide to book an cruise and skip Christmas altogether. Their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever.
Yogi Bear ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
"Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure ... Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is 'smarter than the average bear' as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever"--Container.
The Blues Brothers ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Jake and Elwood Blues, two hoodlum brothers searching for redemption, set out to locate and reenlist the members of their defunct rhythm and blues band in order to raise some honest money.
Sneakers ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
When computer expert Martin Bishop and his team of renegade hackers are blackmailed into carrying out a covert operation to recover a mysterious black box, they discover factions from all sides are willing to kill for it.
Antz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Life is no picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas, whose chances with the beautiful Princess Bala are literally one in a billion. When Z convinces his soldier ant buddy to switch places with him, his simple life takes a wild turn.
Trading places ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all.
The house of mirth ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach.
I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station. Two guy's guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Widower Larry wants just one thing, to protect his kids. His buddy Chuck also wants on thing, to enjoy the single life. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life in a fire, and Larry calls in his marker when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All that Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. But when an overzealous bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the new couple's arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a charade of domestic bliss. After surviving their mandatory honeymoon and dodging the threat of exposure the well-intentioned con men discover that sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family.
My girl ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
A precocious 11-year-old tomboy obsessed with death shares a poignant summer with her widowed father, the sexy and kind cosmetician he hires, and most importantly with the boy-next-door who idolizes her.
My fellow Americans ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and German and held by 944 libraries worldwide
They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two former one-term presidents are framed in a scandal by the current president and pursued across the U.S. by armed agents. The two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperate and delightfully frantic search for the evidence that will establish their innocence. As they scramble through the real America, they get an unexpected crash course in how their policies affected the citizens.
Chaplin ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover.
Ghostbusters 2 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler regroup to nuke the spooks in this high-spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York CIty five years ago, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core.
War, Inc ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
An emotionally-repressed hit man gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to assassinate a Middle Eastern oil minister.
The Blues Brothers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way.
The curse of the jade scorpion ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Someone is stealing millions in jewels from New York City's upper crust. It's up to insurance investigator C.W. Briggs to find out who is stealing the goods. Feeling that the heists are an inside job, he uses his instincts to discover which "insiders" are actually responsible. Those instincts are slightly hampered by a hypnotic spell placed on him by Zoltan.
Ghostbusters ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. It's GHOSTBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a maniacal band of parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena - and supernatural hilarity! Fired from university research jobs, Drs. Venkman (Murray), Stanz (Aykroyd) and Spengler (Ramis) set up shop as "Ghostbusters," ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possessed by demons living in the building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge at a roof-top demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Spies like us ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Comedy about two would-be spies who are dupes in an evil mastermind's plan to take over the world.
Action and adventure films African American men Animated films Assassins Blues (Music) Brothers Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977 Chauffeurs Christmas decorations Comedians Comedy films Comedy films Comedy sketches Computer hackers Drama Families Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Fire fighters Friendship Gay couples Georgia--Atlanta Ghosts Hawaii Jewish women Juvenile works Live television programs Man-woman relationships Mothers and sons Motion pictures National parks and reserves New York (State)--New York Older people Older women Romantic comedy films Science fiction films Short-term memory Television comedies Television programs Uhry, Alfred United States Video recording Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Working class Yogi Bear (Fictitious character)
Aykroyd, Daniel Edward.
Aykroyd, Daniel Edward, 1952-
Aykroyd, Daniel Edward 1952- Vollständigere Namensform
Blues, Elwood 1952-...
Pseud. Joliet Jake Blues 1952-
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