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Shadyac, Tom

Overview
Works: 172 works in 557 publications in 6 languages and 16,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Shadyac
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

67 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like other doctors. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
Liar liar by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours
Evan almighty by Steve Carell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country. But, Evan might actually be serving all of humanity instead
Ace Ventura, pet detective by James G Robinson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, pet detective is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino, and whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man or beast!
I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry by Adam Sandler( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When red tape stops New York fire fighter Larry from naming his children as beneficiaries of his pension, he asks his best friend to enter into domestic partnership with him. Now they must convince everyone their 'marriage' is real ... even their gorgeous lawyer
The nutty professor by Jerry Lewis( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy stars as a shy, kind, brilliant "calorically challenged" genetics professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, the professor grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart
Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Costner, a grieving widower, gets messages from his dead wife
I am( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac, who experienced a life-threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: 'What's wrong with the world?' and 'What can be done about it?' With a film crew of four, Tom visits some of today's great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists, searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes all the other problems, while reflecting on his own life choices
Accepted by Steve Pink( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartleby Gaines is a fast-talking slacker who gets rejected by every college he applies to. He decides to invent a phony college to get his parents off his back. Unfortunately (or not), the website his best friend creates is too effective and hundreds of other rejects apply and are accepted. Instead of revealing the hoax, Gaines decides to forge ahead and let the students create their own curriculum, little suspecting that their school is obstructing the expansion plans of the nearby snobbish college
Life's operating manual : with the fear and truth dialogues by Tom Shadyac( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just about everything today comes with an operating manual -- from your computer to your car, from your cell phone to your iPad. Is it possible that Life comes with an operating manual, as well? That's the simple, but powerful premise of Tom Shadyac's inspiring and provocative first book. Written as a series of essays and dialogues, we are invited into a conversation that is both challenging and empowering. The question now is, can we discern what is written inside of this operating manual and garner the courage to live in accordance with its precepts? - Publisher
The nutty professor I & II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetics professor Sherman Klump weighs in at 400 pounds and needs the help of his large, eccentric family to fight off his slimmed-down alter ego, "Buddy Love."
Patch Adams What dreams may come( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams: A doctor emphasizes humor in his care of patients, at risk to his career
Ace Ventura : pet detective by Marc Cerasini( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pet detective Ace Ventura is hired to locate the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and their quarterback
LiarLiar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours
Ace Ventura 3-film collection Ace Bentura, pet detective ; Ace Ventura, when nature calls ; Ace Ventura, pet detective Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, when nature calls: Ace Ventura sets out on a mission to locate a sacred animal god for a primitive African tribe
The nutty professor by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikaanse filmkomedie. De zwaarlijvige professor Sherman Klump krijgt na het drinken van een magisch drankje de gespierde en lenige figuur van de adonis Buddy Love. Wanneer de mooie Carla Purty op de universiteit les komt geven, wordt Sherman prompt straalverliefd en zoekt wanhopig naar middelen om zijn 200-kilo zware lichaam terug te brengen naar algemeen geaccepteerde normen en zo haar hart te winnen. Hij neemt een slok van zijn experimentele vetverminderende serum en verandert in Buddy Love, een gladde afgetrainde Don Juan. Helaas blijken zowel het serum als Buddy Love niet in de hand te houden te zijn en Sherman constateert tot zijn grote schrik dat hij een monster heeft gemaakt. Kan Sherman zijn afschuwelijke alter ego nog stoppen voor het te laat is, of wint Buddy de strijd?
Evan almighty by Tom Shadyac( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it. But soon mysterious deliveries of wood and tools are being dropped on his doorstep, animals of every shape and size and his life goes to a mess
Patch Adams ein Doktor mit Herz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, un detective "diferente" Ace Ventura, pet detective( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Ventura, pet detective is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino, and whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man ... or beast!
 
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Shadyac, Thomas.

Shadyac, Thomas 1960-

Shadyac, Thomas Peter 1958-

Shadyak, Tom 1958-

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