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Rapke, Jack

Overview
Works: 51 works in 145 publications in 3 languages and 13,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Fantasy films  History  Children's films  Biographical films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Rapke
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. He has a girlfriend, Kelly, with whom he is deeply in love with and family he hardly sees. When work intrudes on Christmas Eve, Chuck has a quick gift exchange in the car and kisses Kelly goodbye. He boards a delivery plane going overseas which gets caught in a horrendous storm and crashes onto the shores of a deserted tropical island in the Pacific. First, frustration gets to him and then he realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilisation. After four long years, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his own. He even has a way of predicting the weather with a self-made calendar. When Chuck finally sees his chance, he rafts out onto the ocean and fortunately is spotted. After a bittersweet welcome-back reception, Chuck finds Kelly has married another man. For four years, it was survival. Now Chuck is compelled to live
Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not your high school teacher's Old English epic poem, but a motion-capture animated film. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf, to aid King Hrothgar by slaying the monster Grendel. The troubled Danish kingdom has been bedeviled by the demon for years, but in killing him, Beowulf incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. After killing her, Beowulf returns to the castle and becomes king. Years pass, and all seems well. Is the age of demons finally over? Before he dies, however, Beowulf must face his past weakness and expiate his sins--if his kingdom is to survive
Disney's A Christmas carol( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late. Includes featurettes, and deleted scenes
Matchstick men by Ridley Scott( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurotic con man Roy suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank swindle people out of money. Frank wants to pull a really big job, but Roy is too consumed with fear and panic attacks to join him. Only cigarettes and his trusty illegal prescription drugs seem to keep him going. When Roy finds himself in desperate need of more pills, he is forced to see legitimate psychotherapist Dr. Klein. Roy discovers he has a daughter from his previous marriage and Dr. Klein suggests Roy spend time with her
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance
Last holiday by Queen Latifah( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia Byrd is a department store employee who leads a life of frustrated desires. She particularly likes the bashful salesman from the outdoor furnishings department. But when she learns she only has a few weeks left to live, Georgia gathers her money, quits her job, and flies to the swank European resort she's always dreamed of visiting. Naturally, her new carelessness with money and fearless candor lead everyone around her, including a senator and her former boss, to think she's a real mover and shaker
Monster house by Gil Kenan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three adventurous kids set out to save their neighbourhood from a house that's actually a living, breathing monster
The Borgias( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, propelling him, his two sons Cesare and Juan, and his daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance
The Borgias( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After exacting vicious punishment on all those who opposed them, the Borgias are at the apex of their power and influence. With the world around them embroiled in war and turmoil, the original crime family will continue to exploit allies, silence critics, and solidify legacies. But this time, the seemingly unbreakable bonds of blood will be tested like never before, as the house notoriously united against the world becomes divided against itself
The Borgias( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Irons stars in The Borgias, the saga of history's most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy
A Christmas carol by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD : "From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved tale - Disney's a christmas carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come."--P. [4] of cover
Disney's a Christmas carol by James Ponti( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ebenezer Scrooge has only a short time to see that there's more to life than money. Can the three spirits of Christmas thaw Scrooge's icy heart? Based on the stunning new movie, this classic holiday tale of redemption shows that even the coldest people may have a warm spark!"--P. [4] of cover
Inside Disney's a Christmas carol( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the art and ideas used to create Disney's movie version of the book
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane
Witness Patriot games ; What lies beneath( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness: When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book (Harrison Ford), who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community
Monster house La maison monstre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of kids discover that a neighborhood house is actually a monster. To solve the mystery of the house they must go inside it, before it takes everyone that crosses its path
What lies beneath by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in her home, her husband Norman suspects it is just her imagination, until the images turn real. Together they uncover the truth
Disney los fantasmas de Scrooge : La novela de la película by James Ponti( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ebenezer Scrooge has only a short time to see that there's more to life than money. Can the three spirits of Christmas thaw Scrooge's icy heart? Based on the stunning new movie, this classic holiday tale of redemption shows that even the coldest people may have a warm spark!"--P. [4] of cover
La légende de Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un héros autoproclamé et arrogant, qui narre lui-même ses exploits et crée sa propre légende : voici Beowulf, le célèbre pourfendeur de monstres, protecteur du royaume. Il sera celui qui libérera la terre des Vikings de l'horrible bête qui la hante, en échange il réclame beaucoup d'or et une couronne. Une seule question demeure, quel sera le terrible prix de son ambition sans borne ?
Lo Que la verdad esconde( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman y Claire parecen ser una pareja muy normal; él es profesor de genética y ella ama de casa. El vacío que deja en Claire la marcha de su hija a la universidad se va convirtiendo en un asunto secundario para ésta cuando comienzan a ocurrir extraños eventos en la casa. Objetos que se caen, puertas que se abren solas, radios que se encienden sin que nadie las toque,... Claire piensa que la casa está encantada por un espíritu y decide profundizar en este extraño suceso. Así, logra identificar al espíritu de una joven mujer y, al tratar de descubrir la razón por la cual no ha logrado encontrar el descanso eterno, Claire se convertirá en víctima de su propia curiosidad, que la hará conocer espeluznantes secretos de su vida y de la de su marido
 
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