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Ruck, Alan 1956-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 5,785 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Interviews  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Television adaptations  Popular music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Ruck
Ferris Bueller's day off by Matthew Broderick( Visual )
43 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A high school student is determined to get a day off with his friends by outwitting his principal
Ghost town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bertram Pincus is an irritable dentist whose people skills leave much to be desired. Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him. Frank Herlihy, in particular, pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. Now, Pincus is put squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result
Kickin' it old skool ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. After waking up he looks to revive his career
Twister by Jan de Bont( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scientist is determined to discover a better way of predicting tornadoes with a device that shoots thousands of little trackers into the eye of the storm. Trouble is, getting it there is very dangerous
Shanghai calling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambitious New York attorney Sam is transferred to Shanghai on assignment, partially because he's Chinese-American. A fish-out-of-water, he stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. With help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer
Spin city ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and much-needed handler. Mike runs the city with an oddball staff that include an anxious and insecure press secretary; a sexist, boorish chief of staff; an impeccably groomed gay activitist running minority affairs; a sharp and man-crazy accountant; and an idealistic speechwriter
Don't you forget about me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood. In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him. Documenting their search through interviews of the people with whom Hughes had worked and fans of his films. Those interviewed include Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Kelly LeBrock, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Roger Ebert, and the band Simple Minds
Young guns II ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy the Kid and his gang have escaped the hangman, and are on the run to the Mexican border and safety, but must elude pursuing sheriff Pat Garrett, Billy's one-time friend
Spin city ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's re-election time, and that means business in the mayor's office, aside from a steady stream of assassination plots, supermodels, teenage girl muggers, ex-girlfriends, and a city full of problems. With all the ensuing chaos, there are enough distractions and obstacles to make business nearly impossible for the damage-controlling spin wizard, Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty, and his crew. Includes 26 episodes
The king of dragons by Carol Fenner( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having lost access to the old railroad station where they had been staying, homeless Ian and his father move into an unused city courthouse and try to avoid being discovered by the authorities
Spin city, Michael J. Fox, his all-time favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor and right-hand man to the mayor, who expertly keeps his co-workers and city hall under complete control while his personal life often spins completely out of control
Everything put together ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chilling tale of the American Dream unraveling that examines the choices people make when faced with tragedy. In a quiet suburban community where every driveway has a minivan, every backyard has a swing set and every neighbor feels safe, something no one is prepared for happens
Spin city, Michael J. Fox, his all-time favorites ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor and right-hand man to the mayor, who expertly keeps his co-workers and city hall under complete control while his personal life often spins completely out of control
4 film favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young guns II: The fictional story of Billy the Kid's race to safety in Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett
Zombie night ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As night falls in a small California town, the dead rise from its graves, mausoleums, and morgues. The townspeople must fight to survive until sunrise
Three for the road ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aspiring politician and his roomate, a budding poet, must escort a Senator's outrageously misbehaved daughter to a reform institution in this smash action comedy
The ransom of Red Chief ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two hoboes who strike on a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap the son of a local banker have it backfire when the boy's parents refuse to take him back
American outlaws Young guns II ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young guns II: Following the Lincoln County Wars, Billy the Kid has lost power to the ruthless cattle barons and crooked lawmen. Pat Garrett has been hired to bring Billy to justice, so Billy joins his outlaw pals to battle the lynch mobs and gunslingers
France on Two Wheels Six Long Bike Rides for the Bon Vivant Cyclist by Alan Ruck( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For Adam Ruck, France and cycling go together like a rich Camembert and a heady glass of Bordeaux. This book - full of useful details and tips - follows him through six intricately plotted Gallic cycling routes; from Lake Geneva to the Channel, the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, Vichy to Roanne, Paris to Provence, Roanne to the Atlantic, and Burgundy to Spain. Having lived in France in his youth, Adam, now in his fifties, sets out to rediscover a landscape that was once familiar, now forgotten. His journey combines the pleasures of exploring a landscape by bike with the pleasures of e
Spin city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and much-needed handler. Mike runs the city with an oddball staff that include: an anxious and insecure press secretary; a sexist, boorish chief of staff; an impeccably groomed gay activitist running minority affairs; a sharp and man-crazy accountant; and an idealistic speechwriter
 
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