WorldCat Identities

Ruck, Alan 1956-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 174 publications in 3 languages and 7,338 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Teen films  Science fiction films  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  Western films  Police films  Disaster films 
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 )

56 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the events experienced by a rather magical 17-year-old, who has an overwhelming urge to cut school one spring day and head for downtown Chicago with his girl and best friend to see the sights and experience a day of freedom
Ghost town( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,241 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
Young guns II( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 527 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
Speed by Jan de Bont( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and German and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist has planted on a bus. Until he does, he and a female passenger must keep the bu speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour or the bomb will explode
Twister by Jan de Bont( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit dem Box-Office-Hit Speed hat Jan de Bont in Hollywood offene Türen eingerannt. Nachdem dieser Actionreißer 1994 satt Kohle eingefahren hat, stellte man ihm jetzt für seinen nächsten Film ein mächtiges Budget zur Verfügung. Er hätte aber auch ein paar Dollar für die Story ausgeben sollen ... Bill Harding ist ein Wissenschaftler, der Wirbelstürme untersucht. Diese todbringenden Windhosen fordern in den Herbstmonaten in den USA viele Todesopfer und sind bis dato immer noch größtenteils unerforscht und somit auch nicht vorhersagbar. Also reist ihnen Harding mit seinem Team in einem mobilen Labor hinterher und gerät dadurch mehr als einmal in lebensgefährliche Situationen. Unterwegs trifft er auf seinen ach so fiesen Konkurrenten Jonas (der ein viel moderneres Equipment besitzt, was ihm aber nichts nützt und seinen verdienten Tod in einem Tornado findet) und seine Exfrau Jo. Wie das in Hollywood so üblich ist, geraten die beiden in einen nervenzerfetzenden Showdown, werden durch diese schlimme Situation seelisch und psychisch wieder zusammen geschweißt und vertragen sich am Ende doch wieder. Ich kann"s wirklich nicht mehr sehen! Diese überbezahlten Drehbuch-Stümper haben ein immer wiederkehrendes Grundkonzept, das nur durch die Schauspieler, irgendeine übermächtige Bedrohung (Aliens, Bösewichter oder wie hier Tornados) und ein paar gefühlsduselige Schnulzeinlagen beinhaltet.
Kickin' it old skool( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young break dancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for 20 years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his break dancing career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents, while dealing with all the changes of the world
Shanghai calling( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 222 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 205 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 )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood. In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him. This film documents their search through interviews with the actors who appeared in his iconic films, and with film critics and fans
Star trek, generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skipper of the fourth U.S.S. Enterprise is Jean-Luc Picard who is sent to investigate a massacre at a science outpost. The only survivor is Dr. Soran, who perpetrated the event to cover up his invention: a bomb he launched into a nearby sun, exploding it. As Soran escapes with Klingon cronies, Picard learns that Soran's plan is to summon a heavenly energy ribbon called the Nexus. Attempting to stop Soran, Picard ends up inside the Nexus, where he discovers former Captain James T. Kirk, who was believed to have been killed in an accident seventy-eight years earlier
Spin city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 94 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
Spin city, Michael J. Fox, his all-time favorites( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 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
The king of dragons by Carol Fenner( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 83 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
Everything put together by Adam Forgash( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 69 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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 61 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
Zombie night( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As night falls in a small California town, the dead rise from their graves, mausoleums, and morgues. Now the townspeople must fight to survive until sunrise. Includes Making of Featurette, Gag Reel, and Trailers
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 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
American outlaws ; Young guns II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 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
The ransom of Red Chief by Bob Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return, but the child's father, knowing his son well, turns the tables on the kidnappers
Three for the road( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Alternative Names
Alan Ruck acteur américain

Alan Ruck actor estadounidense

Alan Ruck actor estatunidenc

Alan Ruck Amerikaans acteur

Alan Ruck amerikansk skådespelare

Alan Ruck amerikansk skodespelar

Alan Ruck amerikansk skuespiller

Alan Ruck attore statunitense

Alan Ruck US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Alan Ruck yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Alanus Ruck

Алан Рак

אלן ראק שחקן אמריקאי

ألان راك

ألان راك ممثل أمريكي

آلن راک (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

앨런 럭

アラン・ラック

阿蘭·拉克

Languages
English (102)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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The king of dragons4 film favoritesAmerican outlaws ; Young guns II