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Ruehl, Mercedes

Works: 109 works in 259 publications in 5 languages and 9,301 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Social problem films  Interviews  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Host, Performer, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mercedes Ruehl
Most widely held works by Mercedes Ruehl
The fisher king by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail
Last action hero by John McTiernan( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him
84 Charing Cross Road by David Jones( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap. She begins a correspondence with the bookseller, Frank Doel. Built on a basis of mutually held taste, knowledge, interests and consideration, the bond between the lonely New Yorker and the reserved Londoner lasts for years without the two people ever meeting each other. Based on a true story and the long running play
Big by Penny Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh is a 12-year-old who makes a wish from an old machine to be big. Not really believing it will work, Josh is very surprised to find himself BIG the next morning. Now he looks like a 30 years old guy, but he still behaves like a boy. He decide to go with his best friend to New York and try to find the machine that can fix his wish. In New York he gets a job in a toy company and develops a romantic crush on a beautiful woman. Now Josh must learn to get used to the adults world he always wanted to be part of
What's cooking?( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when families come together for thanksgiving? Almost anything! A tale of four very different families, as they cook up some tasty holiday surprises: love betrayal and even a few outrageous secrets! And, ultimately, discover the astonishing power love has to reconnect us all" -- Container
Gia by Michael Cristofer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tragic life of America's first supermodel. It is the late 70's in New York City - the home of Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane. She can have any man - or woman - she wants. Sex, money, glamour, fame - it was all within her reach. She walks toward you across the dance floor, struts toward you down the runway, stares at you from the cover of a magazine. She was a star who appeared on the covers of Vogue and Cosmo before dying of complications from AIDS in 1986
The lost child( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoptee Rebecca Hoffman experiences culture conflict when she brings her family to meet her birth family on a Navajo reservation
Loving Leah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his brother dies, Jake, a 30-year-old cardiologist, is called upon to marry the widow, Leah, under orthodox Jewish law. While initially just going through the motions to satisfy their mothers, the two soon find themselves in love
Married to the mob by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mafia princess Angela DeMarco wants out. With her husband Frank dead, Angela decides it's time to divorce "the mob" and start a new life. But what she doesn't realize is once you're married to the mob, it's death do you part ... usually yours
Doctors of the dark side( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is the first feature-length documentary about how health care professionals actively implemented and covered up the tortures in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and the CIA Black Sites. The film shows how the torture of detainees could not continue without the assistance of these American doctors. The little-known story is told by military, legal and medical experts and portrayed through staged demonstrations as spelled out in declassified government documents
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of an eccentric New York family whose crimes, dreams and memories collide one fateful summer. There is Bella, the emotionally arrested child-woman yearning for independence, her Prussian general of a mother who refuses to let her go, two temporarily abandoned, wisecracking teen-age boys, Jay and Arty, and their gangster uncle, Louie, who is either a henchman or a hunchback, depending upon who in the family is asked to describe him
The minus man( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country, choosing his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk which momentarily misleads one into thinking he is ready to give up his murderous life
Sacred time by Ursula Hegi( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of an endearing, but flawed Italian American family, spanning three generations from the Bronx of the 1950s to contemporary Brooklyn, New York
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, this is the story of two brothers sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mother's death. Also living with her is their Aunt Bella, a somewhat backward 36 year-old who escapes to the movies whenever she can. But when Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster, arrives, everyone gets a surprising second chance at happiness
Indictment, the McMartin trial( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based film about the child molestation trial involving the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, California
Spooky House( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, a young orphan, tries to befriend a reclusive magician, the Great Zamboni, who lives in the Spooky House, an old mansion rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. As Max and his friends try to uncover the secret of Zamboni's past, they are harassed by a trio of teenage bullies who work for the town's eccentric crime queen. When the bullies chase the kids into the Spooky House on Halloween, a night of hilarious magic and spectacular illusions ensues. Zamboni and Max become friends and ultimately discover the power of real magic
For Roseanna( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcello is a trattoria proprietor in an Italian village who will stop at nothing to make sure his beloved but ailing wife, Roseanna, realizes her dream of being buried at the local cemetery
The angel Esmeralda nine stories by Don DeLillo( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories
The films of Terry Gilliam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes extensive film clips and interviews with actors and collaborators who have worked with film director Terry Gilliam
Banner 4th of July( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their late teens and early '20s, the Banner siblings Mitchell, Desiree and Danny made it big as a rock band, but everything fell apart when Desiree decided to leave the group at the height of their fame. Now, fifteen years later, their mother has a plan to bring the group back together and heal her fractured family. Will the siblings be able to put aside their differences and reunite or will they remain estranged forever?
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Mercedes Ruehl actrice amricaine

Mercedes Ruehl actriz estadounidense

Mercedes Ruehl aktorka amerykańska

Mercedes Ruehl Amerikaans acteur

Mercedes Ruehl amerikansk skdespelare

Mercedes Ruehl amerikansk skodespelar

Mercedes Ruehl amerikansk skuespiller

Mercedes Ruehl attrice statunitense

Mercedes Ruehl US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Reuhle Mercedes 1948-....

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