WorldCat Identities

Dukakis, Olympia

Works: 304 works in 694 publications in 3 languages and 27,652 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Humor  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Author, Artist, Producer, Contributor, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olympia Dukakis
Mr. Holland's opus by Michael Kamen( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects
Steel magnolias by Herbert Ross( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Six divas of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana Parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton (Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fears of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life"--Container
Moonstruck by Norman Jewison( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother
Away from her by Sarah Polley( Visual )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-visitors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
The librarian ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geeky librarian is hired by the prestigious Metropolitan Library, keeper of such top-secret treasures as Excalibur and Pandora's Box. When the Serpent Brotherhood, seeking world domination, steals one of three parts of the magical Spear of Destiny from the library, only this librarian, aided by a gorgeous bodyguard, has the knowhow to thwart their plan. But does he know how to be a hero?
Joan of Arc by Michael Alexander Miller( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Joan of Arc, who at seventeen, led one of the greatest campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed
The librarian ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noah Wyle reprises his role as Flynn Carsen, the nerdy yet precocious librarian, endeavors to find King Solomon's mines
Look who's talking by Amy Heckerling( Visual )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single working mom who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James (John Travolta), a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late in this baby's-eye view comedy
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the city ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brought to life is San Francisco in the 1970's. The quirky lovelorn tenants of 28 Barbary Lane are following their fortunes and follies under the watchful eye of their maternal landlady. Intersecting lives, gleeful coincidences and innocent raunch are all part of the fun
In the land of women ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devastated over his breakup with his girlfriend, Carter Webb leaves Los Angeles to stay with his ailing Grandmother in her suburban Detroit home. Across the street lives the Hardwicke family. As Carter struggles to reconcile his own inner conflicts, he is drawn into the pains and loves of the Hardwicke women. All the Hardwicke women, in their way, fall in love with Carter. Each woman, in her own way, helps Carter find his way back
Picture perfect by Glenn Gordon Caron( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As adorable as she is ambitious, Kate is determined to turn her mid-level advertising job into an executive position and equally determined to snare Sam, the agency's ultra-suave Romeo who prefers illicit affairs with attached women. She achieves both goals by pretending she's getting married to Nick, a man she met at a wedding and barely knows. But her carefully constructed fictional life comes face to face with reality when her boss wants to meet Nick, sending Kate's personal and professional worlds spinning out of control
The thing about my folks ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 47 years of marriage, Ben's mother leaves her husband. With no where else to turn, Ben's father Sam is forced to get to know his son. Hysterical antics ensue as Ben and Sam strengthen their relationship while Ben helps Sam romance his mother
A paralyzing fear the story of polio in America by Nina Gilden Seavey( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of polio's rise to epidemic proportions in 1916 and its eventual eradication through vaccines in the 1950's. The documentary examines America's haunting fear of the disease it could not contain and tells the story of America's transcendence from that fear. The film crew traveled across America interviewing polio survivors, parents, doctors, physical therapists, journalists, and everyday citizens who have been affected by the disease. Featuring thousands of photographs and films from the 'March of Dimes' archives, the documentary presents authentic images from the American polio era which had been in storage for more than 35 years."--Http://
Cloudburst ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown in Maine and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal
Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple adopts a boy who, as he gets older, shows a tendency towards being brilliant prompting them to search for his biological mother
The Last of the blonde bombshells ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One has lost her marbles, another is dead. A third is in prison, a fourth the worse for liquor. A fifth has sworn off the devil's music and the sixth - Elizabeth - is daydreaming about reforming the band. As a teenager in the war years, Elizabeth was a sax-player with the Blond Bombshells, until a scandal blew the band apart. But now, some five decades later, encouraged by patrik, an old rogue from her youth, she sets off in search of the survivors with a dream of recreating their former glories. --"Container
Dad by Gary David Goldberg( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A work-obsessed man returns home when his mother is hospitalized, and finds that his father, whom he hasn't seen for 2 years, has deteriorated. Through careful nurturing the young man revitalizes his father and reestablishes a close relationship with him
Look who's talking too ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the sequel to Look Who's Talking, little Mikey and his friend Eddie face a series of hilarious dilemmas, including a baby sister and family squabbles
A Century of women ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of women in the 20th century--how they lived, loved, worked, played and, most importantly, changed the course of American history
Jeffrey by Christopher Ashley( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disenchanted with the not-so-romantic side of safe sex, sweet, single and obsessive Jeffrey vows to become completely celibate. No sooner has he sworn off sex than he meets hunky, sensitive Steve. But just as passion starts to ignite, Steve reveals some earth-shattering information, leaving Jeffrey to choose between losing the man of his dreams or taking a risk on what might be true love
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English (243)
German (5)
French (2)