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  1. "Ordinary People" is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton.
  2. "Ordinary People" is a 2009 French and Serbian film directed by Vladimir Perišić, starring Relja Popović, Boris Isaković, and Miroslav Stevanivić. Director Vladimir Perišić tells the story of a soldier faced with mission of executing prisoners in an unspecified place and time. It is Perišić's first feature film. The film has won several awards from various film festivals.


"Ordinary People" is Judith Guest's first novel. Published in 1976, it tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events.

  • also known as "Ordinary People (Unabridged Narration, No 84110)"
  • language: English Language
  • characters:
    • Conrad
    • Calvin
    • Beth Jarrett
    • Berger
    • Jeannine Pratt
  • genres: Fiction, Children's literature, Psychological novel
  • subjects: Illinois, Death
  • released in (39 years ago)
  • award: - Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, received by Judith Guest


  1. "Ordinary People" is a song by American recording artist John Legend. It was written and produced by Legend and for his debut album Get Lifted. It was released as the album's second single and later certified gold by the RIAA. Critics were positive towards the song, praising it for its raw emotion and simplicity. "Ordinary People" won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
  2. "Ordinary People" is a song written by Ed Hill and Craig Wiseman, and recorded by American country music singer Clay Walker. It was released in May 1998 as the first single from his Greatest Hits album.
  3. Ordinary People: Music video of the Ordinary People song by John Legend.
    • award:
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video nomination for John Legend
      • MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch nomination for John Legend
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video nomination for John Legend
      • BET Award for Video of the Year nomination for John Legend
  4. "Ordinary People" is a musical album of Faith Nation.
  5. "Ordinary People" is a composition.


  1. Ordinary People, full name Ordinary People and Independent Personalities, is a conservative political party in Slovakia. It ran four candidates on the list of the Freedom and Solidarity party in the 2010 parliamentary election to the National Council, and all four were elected. The party is led by Igor Matovič, one of the four MPs.
    • also known as 普通人與獨立人格黨
  2. Ordinary People is a TV program.
    • begun on and completed on (31 years ago)
    • country: South Korea
    • some of the awards:
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Television nomination for Jung Han-yong
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Television, received by Jung Han-yong
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Television nomination for Kang Seok-Woo
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Television, received by Kang Seok-Woo
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Script nomination for Na Yeon-sook
        • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Script, received by Na Yeon-sook
  3. Ordinary People is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

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Google previewAn Introduction to African Philosophy (1998)

by Samuel Oluoch Imbo

The common opinion among ordinary people is that philosophy is a difficult subject. Philosophers are thought to use strange and difficult words or, worse, to use ordinary words in strange and difficult ways. What exactly it is that philosopheis ...

Google previewThe Whale and the Reactor (2010)

A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology by Langdon Winner

How far a society must go in making political authority and public roles available to ordinary people is a matter of dispute among political theorists. But no serious student of the question would give much credence to the idea that creating a ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

First, ordinary people must have command over participatory resources that make them capable to exercise freedoms. Participatory resources include material means, cognitive skills, and connective opportunities; these resources empower ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted situations, featuring ordinary people insteadof professional actors. Reality television covers a wide rangeof programming, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Kazakhstan (2012)

by Didar Kassymova, Zhanat Kundakbayeva, Ustina Markus

In the 15th to 18th centuries, a new strand of stories emerged that were about ordinary people, such as the orator Zhirenshesheshen and the creative liar Aldar Kose. As the stories were composed during a period of military conflicts, they were ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

formal the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place: Some studies show that workers in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2009)

by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg

They seem like rather ordinary people. Assume that this realization is true. The disturbing consequence of this realization is that largescale actions of evil, such as genocide, do not require large armies of evil individuals to carry them out.

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Maung Luu Nge Giving Sign Language Training to Myanmar Ordinary People 2011

Quotes about Ordinary People

I see ordinary people
pouring in and out of steeples
living ordinary lives
learning ordinary lies
they learn; they earn - life passes by
they buy; they die - they never ask, 'WHY? ! ' (Ray Quesada)
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