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Ridley, John 1965-

Works: 82 works in 249 publications in 5 languages and 11,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3568.I3598, 813.54
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Publications about John Ridley
Publications by John Ridley
Most widely held works about John Ridley
Most widely held works by John Ridley
Red tails ( visu )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,725 libraries worldwide
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history
Three kings by David O Russell( visu )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
Absurdly comic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers looking to plunder stolen gold become involved in an uprising
Love is a racket : a novel by John Ridley( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme. By the author of Stray Dogs
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
A young man goes to Hollywood to become a famous filmmaker and ends up working in a convenience store. One day he gains possession of a recording by a rocker who subsequently commits suicide and he tries to sell it for one million dollars. Right away Paris Scott becomes the target of killers. By the author of Love Is a Racket
Undercover brother ( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Undercover Brother uses gadgets and disguises to steal from the rich and give to the poor. His activities are discovered by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spy organization devoted to subverting The Man and his henchman, Mr. Feather, who use their power over the media to demean black people and destroy racial unity. The spy organization is run by The Chief. When a popular black political figure calls a press conference, presumably to announce his presidential candidacy, he instead announces that he's opening a chain of fried chicken restaurants. The agency rightly suspects foul play
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Soledad's second adventure finds her hunting down a vigilante who is murdering metanormals indiscriminantly. She has no love for the mutants, but no one is above the law. So with her modified sidearm at her hip, she hits the pavement, determined to dish out some street justice
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
In the near future, the world has become home to certain people with amazing genetic structures, giving them powers that make them frighteningly superior to normal humans. Not a typical comic book superhero novel, John Ridley introduces a brave new world of heroes and villains, and shows that there's no such thing as a good guy or a bad guy
The drift by John Ridley( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Tormented by his past, drugs, and an advancing dementia, Charlie ekes out a perilous existence on the railroads, until he is asked to find the missing teenage niece of the man who had taught him how to survive the rails
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( file )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
In the near future, superheroes are very real. But so are supervillains. When San Francisco is toasted during a superbeing clash, America has had enough. All metanormals must leave the country--or face extermination at the hands of an elite new law enforcement branch
Stray dogs by John Ridley( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
A penniless gambler who owes money to a gangster is offered blood money by two people--a wife wants a husband killed and the husband wants the wife killed. The offers are tempting, especially as the gangster's henchmen are on the way to collect the debt. The setting is Nevada
A conversation with the Mann : a novel by John Ridley( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Dreaming of making it big in the entertainment world, aspiring black comic Jackie Mann will do anything to achieve his goal as he journeys from Harlem to the height of fame, in a novel set during the early days of the civil rights movement
Justice League ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
When a Thanagarian spaceship descends upon Earth, the Justice League turns to Hawkgirl for some answers. And their questions multiply when they discover she has been living amongst them as a spy! As the Thanagarian visitors reveal their dark intentions, Hawkgirl must choose between loyalty to her people and love for her friends on her adopted planet Earth
U turn by Oliver Stone( visu )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
A small-time gambler stranded in a desert mining town finds himself caught in a twisted game of lust, money, and madness between a seductive woman and her powerful husband. As the gambler tries desperately to get out of town, the couple rigs the game and raises the stakes, putting his life on the line as events grow more treacherous and bizarre
12 years a slave ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbener, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
McLeod's daughters ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Drover's Run is a large, isolated sheep and cattle property over 400km from the nearest city. It has been in the McLeod family for generations, passed down from father to son-and then to daughter. Now, in twenty two new episodes, the saga of McLeod's Daughters comes to a close as financial ruin threatens Drover's, new romances come under pressure, Stevie gives birth, Ingrid disappears under mysterious circumstances and Jaz McLeod makes a surprise return to Drover's Run. Capturing all the emotion, hardship and tragedy from the eighth and final series, this 6-disc DVD presentation is a 'must own' collectible for every fan of this landmark Australian television series
Third watch ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Sometimes it seems as if the world is crashing in on itself. It's the job of the first responders to hold it together. Police, firefighters, paramedics: the men and women of the 3-11 PM shift called third watch are ready to serve in different situations
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
LAPD mutant hunter Soledad O'Roark teams up with rival Eddi Aoki when a vigilante targets metanormals without mercy
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
A savage, black comedy that chronicles the mayhem unleashed by one hapless young man trying, none too successfully, to make it in Hollywood
Love is a racket by John Ridley( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Everything's a racket for Jeffty Kittridge, an ex-wannabe scriptwriter living on the skids in Hollywood. He's seen jail twice and he's a big-time loser, getting bigger all the time. Then he stumbles on a street-hardened, beautiful young woman, who inspires love -- and the idea for the perfect con
The American way by John Ridley( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, the United States government hatched a plan to create the Civil Defense Corps: a group of "super-heroes" who could fight alien invasions, evil super-powered beings, and communism--all in front of the adoring public glued to their televisions. Twenty years later, when an African-American hero named the New American is inserted into 1962's premier superteam, the turmoil begins
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Alternative Names
Ridlijs, Džons, 1965-
リドリー, ジョン
English (125)
German (5)
French (4)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (1)
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