Almeida, Joaquim de 1957-
Most widely held works by Joaquim de Almeida
Behind enemy lines ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
An American naval aviator is shot down over Bosnia while in the midst of a routine reconnaissance mission during the Yugoslav War.
Desperado ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
A mysterious guitar player searchs for vengeance against the men who murdered his girlfriend.
Desperado ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
A mysterious guitar player seeks vengeance against the men who murdered his girlfriend.
Clear and present danger ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
CIA Agent Jack Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence when his mentor, Admiral James Greer becomes gravely ill. His first assignment is to investigate the murder of one of the president's friends, a prominent U.S. businessman with secret ties to Colombian drug cartels. Caught in the crossfire, Ryan takes matters into his own hands.
The Celestine Prophecy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
John Woodson is disillusioned and temporarily without direction. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. The prophecy and its nine key insights, predict a new awakening that will redefine human life and provide a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth. Resistant at first, John finds that with each step he takes and person he meets leads him to a new awakening. It is only when he finally lets go does he find his destiny and comes to understand the meaning that had escaped him when his adventure began.
The burning plain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Sylvia is a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. Gina is a housewife trapped in a loveless marriage who finds solace and passion in an illicit affair. Mariana is a young woman coping with the death of her mother, who falls in love with a young man her father despises. Though separated by time and distance, these women find their lives linked by the forces of love and fate.
Che ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 475 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the man who overthrew a dictatorship and became a revolutionary before his life was ended. Includes both Che Part One: The Argentine and Part Two: Guerrilla and bonus features.
Behind enemy lines ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
When a U.S. Navy flight navigator is shot down during a recon mission over Bosnia, he must fight to evade hostile Serbian forces. With time running out, his commanding officer launches a renegade rescue mission, against strict NATO directives.
One man's hero ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the Saint Patrick Battalion, a group of soldiers enlisted from Ireland to fight in the Mexican War. When they are treated harshly for their religious convictions, they escape across the border into the enemy territory of Mexico, where they must convince a Mexican rebel leader to let them fight against the U.S. so they can protect their beliefs.
Bobby Z ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Marked for death by a biker gang, ex-Marine convict Tim Kearney just got one last chance to walk out of jail alive. A scheming DEA agent needs somebody to impersonate recently deceased druglord Bobby Z and Tim happens to be a dead ringer. It's a risky proposition, but if Tim plays his part right, he may be able to claim Bobby's hot ex-girlfriend and a cool fortune in illegal profits. Unfortunately, taking on Bobby's name also means taking on his bloodthirsty enemies. Caught in the crossfire, Tim runs for his life as he tries to find a way out of his deadly masquerade.
Joseph Conrad's Nostromo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The story of the quest for dominion over a backward South American country.
Moscow zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
An anthropologist doing research in an underground city in Moscow goes missing and it's up to a priest and a rescue team to find him, learning terrifying secrets along the way.
Good morning, Babylon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
In 1915, Andrea and Nicola, two Italian brothers, skilled in the restoration of cathedrals, leave their native country in search of wealth in America. Their search ultimately leads them to Hollywood where they design sets for films of D.W. Griffith. Then tragedy and war tears them apart, only to reunite them in World War I.
Vendetta ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Based upon the 1977 book of the same name by Richard Gambino, Vendetta is a compelling portrait of prejudice, and a shameful incident in New Orleans history. Louisiana planters recruited Sicilians during the late 19th century as a substitute for slave labor. Yet within only a few short years, immigrant entrepreneurs assumed economic control of the New Orleans docks. Economic rivalry between the Sicilians and the local business establishment created bitter ethnic tension that the business community exploited. Businessman James Houston is head of a cabal that sees a means to more than one end, devising the murder of the Irish police captain while framing an Italian. Nineteen Italian men are arrested, with nine going on to trial. Thanks to the efforts of their honest lawyer and his investigator, the jury returns a verdict of innocent. Before they can be set free, the mayor incites mobs, who break into the prison and lynch them. Officially, this crime was never solved.
Have no fear the life of Pope John Paul II ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A full portrayal of Pope John Paul II from an intimate look at his early years to his very public life as one of the most beloved people of our time.
El Rey pasmado ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
It is the 17th century and the king of Spain is a young man, inexperienced in politics and love. Nevertheless, he soon discovers a world of new sensations in the arms of Marfisa, one of the most beautiful prostitutes of the court. The news runs from mouth to mouth, filtering through the walls of the palace.
Love & debate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
"Jordan Landa is not your average Latin girl. She has dreams, big ones. As a rising star in the debate world, her elusive dreams seem finally within her grasp. But when the "perfect guy" from her past reappears, so do her desires for a life she though she didn't want."
Corazón loco ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A delicious comedy starring several acclaimed, well-known Latin actors, Corazon Loco tells the amusing story of Felix (Juanjo Puigcorbe), a pleasing realtor, who would do anything to become the next company sales manager.
No vacancy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Lillian is a free spirited, 21-year-old nomad, but she's engaged to an adulterous deadbeat. She lives in a motel with a melange of societal misfits, from the failed violinist who plays incessantly and the New Age extremist who's always testing the latest "cleanse", to the two drug addicts who inadvertently encounter a group of prostitutes and their menancing primps. It is a madhouse of thin walls, easily jimmied doors and lost strangers, each trying desperately to find fulfillment and happiness in their own peculiar way.
Only you ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A young woman flies to Italy with her best friend in search of the man she believes she's destined to marry.
Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Adultery Air pilots, Military Airplane crash survival Biographical films Bosnia and Hercegovina Colombia Cuba Drama Drug traffic Fate and fatalism Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Flight navigators, Military Gangs Guerrillas Guevara, Ernesto,--1928-1967 Guitarists Historical films History Homicide investigation Housewives Latin America Man-woman relationships Mariachi Mexican War (1846-1848) Mexico Peru Prophecies Restaurateurs Revenge Revolution (Cuba : 1959) Romance films Scrolls Search and rescue operations Spiritualism Thrillers (Motion pictures) Thrillers (Motion pictures) Treason United States United States.--Central Intelligence Agency United States.--Navy Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
Almeida, Joaquín de 1957- Falsche Namensform
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