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Ritchie, Michael 1938-2001

Works: 214 works in 585 publications in 7 languages and 11,503 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Sports films  Film adaptations  Political films  History  Detective and mystery films  Film remakes  Crime films  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Author, fmd, fmp, Actor, Producer, Restager, Performer, Production personnel, Conceptor, Scenarist, Recipient, Film editor, Consultant to a project, Originator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Michael Ritchie
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Publications by Michael Ritchie, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Michael Ritchie
Most widely held works by Michael Ritchie
Cool runnings by Jon Turteltaub( visu )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this is the comedic saga of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it's an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv. Unavoidably drawn back to a sport he had come to loathe, Irv is faced with coaching a team of complete novices. But once committed, he is determined to turn them around and to somehow right the wrongs of his own failed career. It's a bumpy ride but with pride, determination, and dignity, the bobsledders make their impossible dreams come true
The Bad News Bears by Billy Bob Thornton( visu )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league
The candidate by Michael Ritchie( visu )
43 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office
Fletch ( visu )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is a Los Angeles journalist who really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. This time, Fletch is in disguise as a bum, living at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah
Please stand by : a prehistory of television by Michael Ritchie( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Even before there was "Howdy Doody" or "The Honeymooners," there was television, the medium that would define and change forever the twentieth century. Please Stand By looks back at the rough pioneer beginnings of TV, when the glow from the small screen brought magic into every home that had a set. Chorus girls worked side by side with performing rats; Eddie Albert, Dinah Shore, Hugh Downs and Betty Furness were still plucky unknowns; and one crossed wire could ruin an entire night's programming, with losses totaling as much as sixty-five dollars! This is the first book to cover comprehensively the earliest days of television, the period between 1920 and 1948, before there were regularly scheduled programs, or even written scripts, when television was in its infancy, and TV "bloopers" were the order of the day rather than the exception. This is also the story of inventors like Philo Farnsworth, who invented electronic television as a high school student in rural Utah (he also invented the first fax machine), and the first network battles, between companies such as RCA, NBC and DuMont. Filled with entertaining anecdotes and rare photographs of the days when nearly all television was live, Please Stand By includes remarkable stories of many television "firsts" such as the first commercial, the first soap opera, the first sportscast, and the first newscast, as well as rare interviews with many of television's pioneers - the inventors, station owners, writers, actors, presenters and crews. As a chronicle of the earliest days of the twentieth century's most important medium, this book is an invaluable resource; as a story of the adventures and misadventures of the men and women who reinvented television daily, it's a hilarious and nostalgic rollercoaster ride
The fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
"Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who've hatched a plan--with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master--to get these lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for, because to bring these families together, they must first be torn apart!"--The container
Downhill racer by Michael Ritchie( visu )
26 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, clashes with his coach, who tries to temper the upstart's narcissistic drive for glory
A simple wish by Universal Pictures (Firm); Bubble Factory (Firm)( visu )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 559 libraries worldwide
When Anabel made a wish for a fairy godmother, she never imaged it would be a guy named Murray! She soon learns that Murray is short on experience and long on excuses. Anabel and the blundering Murray have until midnight to rescue her dad, battle with a wicked witch, and recover stolen magic wands to restore the world to a place where wishes really can come true
The golden child by Michael Ritchie( visu )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Murphy goes to the rescue of a child with mystical powers who has been abducted by an evil cult
Wildcats ( visu )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Molly McGrath becomes coach of the football team at Central High School, and turns the team into a winning team
The scout ( visu )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
A down and out baseball scout finds a truly amazing player in a small Mexican town. The only problem is that the player is literally crazy
Cops & Robbersons ( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A TV cop show junkie wishes for a little more excitement in his life and then is asked to set up a command post in his home to stake out the next door neighbor, a mobster
Divine madness by Bette Midler( visu )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Bette Midler sings a whirlwind of knockout rock'n'roll, soulful ballads and campy new-wave nostalgia in live show at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif
The Bad News Bears go to Japan by Tony Curtis( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The third film in the series, the story contiunes as the Bad News Bears are spirited off to Tokyo by Marvin Lazar, a slick and sleazy con artist who sees in the team a perfect peg for a get-rich-quick scheme. The strikeout-prone Bears are pitted against a murderously skillful Japanese junior baseball team
Prime cut by Michael Ritchie( visu )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and French and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A Kansas gangster incurs the wrath of his Chicago bosses, and a hired killer is sent to eliminate him. Nonstop action
The survivors by Robin Williams( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Donald Quinelle lost his job, his girlfriend and then he lost his mind. Sonny Paluso got held up, blown up and then he got a little fed up
Semi-tough ( visu )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A three-way friendship between two professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved
Smile ( visu )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Barbed, merciless send-up of small-town America focusing on a group of naive California girls who compete for the 'Young American Miss' crown amid rampant commercialism
The couch trip by Michael Ritchie( visu )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 159 libraries worldwide
John Burns, an inmate of the Cicero County Correctional Facility for the Criminally Insane, intercepts a call to his psychiatrist and fraudulently accepts an offer to replace a stressed-out celebrity shrink as a host of a call-in radio show. He successfully escapes from the facility. In three days, the show's ratings skyrocket, and he becomes a hot item
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Michael Ritchie Amerikaans filmregisseur (1938-2001)
Michael Ritchie director de cine estadounidense
Michael Ritchie director de cinema estatunidenc
Michael Ritchie réalisateur américain
Michael Ritchie regista statunitense
Michael Ritchie US-amerikanischer Regisseur
Ritchie, Michael Brunswick 1938-2001
Smithee, Allen 1938-2001
Ритчи, Майкл американский кинорежиссёр
Մայքլ Ռիչի
مایکل ریچی کارگردان آمریکایی
English (252)
Spanish (10)
French (5)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (2)
Basque (1)
German (1)
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