WorldCat Identities

Ridley, John 1965-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 13,069 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Comic books, strips, etc  Interviews  Television programs  Animated television programs 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3568.I3598, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Ridley
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Afro-Amerikaner Solomon Northup lebt ein einfaches aber glückliches Leben als freier Mann. Als zwei Fremde den virtuosen Geigenspieler für einen Auftritt engagieren und danach auf einen Drink einladen, schöpft Solomon keinerlei Verdacht. Umso grösser ist sein Entsetzen, als er sich am nächsten Morgen in Ketten gelegt auf einem Sklavenschiff Richtung Louisiana wiederfindet! Jeder Hinweis auf seine verbrieften Freiheitsrechte verhallt ungehört: Solomon wird verkauft und muss unter schlimmsten Bedingungen Fronarbeit leisten. Zwölf Jahre sucht er nach einem Weg, sich aus der Gefangenschaft zu befreien und dabei zu überleben ... (Quelle: Cover)
Red tails ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky--even as they battle discrimination on the ground"--Container
Three kings by David O Russell ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absurdly comic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers looking to plunder stolen gold become involved in an uprising
Love is a racket : a novel by John Ridley ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme. By the author of Stray Dogs
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man goes to Hollywood to become a famous filmmaker and ends up working in a convenience store. One day he gains possession of a recording by a rocker who subsequently commits suicide and he tries to sell it for one million dollars. Right away Paris Scott becomes the target of killers. By the author of Love Is a Racket
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley ( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soledad's second adventure finds her hunting down a vigilante who is murdering metanormals indiscriminantly. She has no love for the mutants, but no one is above the law. So with her modified sidearm at her hip, she hits the pavement, determined to dish out some street justice
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the near future, the world has become home to certain people with amazing genetic structures-giving them powers that make them frighteningly superior to normal humans
The drift by John Ridley ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tormented by his past, drugs, and an advancing dementia, Charlie ekes out a perilous existence on the railroads, until he is asked to find the missing teenage niece of the man who had taught him how to survive the rails
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley ( )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the near future, superheroes are very real. But so are supervillains. When San Francisco is toasted during a superbeing clash, America has had enough. All metanormals must leave the country--or face extermination at the hands of an elite new law enforcement branch
Stray dogs by John Ridley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penniless gambler who owes money to a gangster is offered blood money by two people--a wife wants a husband killed and the husband wants the wife killed. The offers are tempting, especially as the gangster's henchmen are on the way to collect the debt. The setting is Nevada
A conversation with the Mann : a novel by John Ridley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreaming of making it big in the entertainment world, aspiring black comic Jackie Mann will do anything to achieve his goal as he journeys from Harlem to the height of fame, in a novel set during the early days of the civil rights movement
Undercover brother ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undercover Brother uses gadgets and disguises to steal from the rich and give to the poor. His activities are discovered by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spy organization devoted to subverting The Man and his henchman, Mr. Feather, who use their power over the media to demean black people and destroy racial unity. The spy organization is run by The Chief. When a popular black political figure calls a press conference, presumably to announce his presidential candidacy, he instead announces that he's opening a chain of fried chicken restaurants. The agency rightly suspects foul play
Justice League ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a Thanagarian spaceship descends upon Earth, the Justice League turns to Hawkgirl for some answers. And their questions multiply when they discover she has been living amongst them as a spy! As the Thanagarian visitors reveal their dark intentions, Hawkgirl must choose between loyalty to her people and love for her friends on her adopted planet Earth
U turn by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small-time gambler stranded in a desert mining town finds himself caught in a twisted game of lust, money, and madness between a seductive woman and her powerful husband. As the gambler tries desperately to get out of town, the couple rigs the game and raises the stakes, putting his life on the line as events grow more treacherous and bizarre
Third watch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes it seems as if the world is crashing in on itself. It's the job of the first responders to hold it together. Police, firefighters, paramedics: the men and women of the 3-11 PM shift called third watch are ready to serve in situations ranging from small (attending to a frequent 911 dialer) to playful (a football match between fire departments) to harrowingly large and complex (tracking an elusive sniper who targets cops). Combines the rigors of duty with compelling vignettes of life away from work
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LAPD mutant hunter Soledad O'Roark teams up with rival Eddi Aoki when a vigilante targets metanormals without mercy
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A savage, black comedy that chronicles the mayhem unleashed by one hapless young man trying, none too successfully, to make it in Hollywood
Love is a racket by John Ridley ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everything's a racket for Jeffty Kittridge, an ex-wannabe scriptwriter living on the skids in Hollywood. He's seen jail twice and he's a big-time loser, getting bigger all the time. Then he stumbles on a street-hardened, beautiful young woman, who inspires love -- and the idea for the perfect con
The American way by John Ridley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, the United States government hatched a plan to create the Civil Defense Corps: a group of "super-heroes" who could fight alien invasions, evil super-powered beings, and communism--all in front of the adoring public glued to their televisions. Twenty years later, when an African-American hero named the New American is inserted into 1962's premier superteam, the turmoil begins
The drift by John Ridley ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addicted to Ecstasy and cat tranquilizers, Charles Harmon has lost "the good life". When a friend asks him to find a missing niece he figures this could be a chance to reclaim his humanity
 
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Alternative Names
Ridlijs, Džons 1965-
リドリー, ジョン
Languages
English (123)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
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