Most widely held works about Richard Pryor
Most widely held works by Richard Pryor
Blazing saddles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
Pryor convictions, and other life sentences by Richard Pryor ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Pryor tells the story of his life, from his childhood in Peoria, Illinois, through his growth as a comedian, to his battle with addiction and, in later years, multiple sclerosis.
The Wiz ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.
Lady sings the blues ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse.
Silver streak ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train.
Superman III ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Superman III reveals the answer and adds a third all-star chapter to the amazing adventures of Superman. Gus Gorman is a genial half-wit who just happens to be a natural-born genius at computer programming. In his hands, a computer keyboard turns into a deadly weapon and soon, Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his career.
The Wiz ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
A discontented kindergarten teacher living in Harlem is lost in a blizzard and comes upon the wonderland of Oz. There she meets new friends, tries to find her way home, and finds that her life is not so bad after all.
The toy ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Gleason is U.S. Bates, a megalomaniac millionaire who owns most of south central Louisiana. Pryor is Jack Brown, a former journalist who has worked his way down the vocational ladder to the position of janitor in Bates' department store. Bates' son, Eric, selects an elaborate toy--Jack Brown--and the relationship teaches Eric more about life than fun and games.
Harlem nights ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and German and held by 420 libraries worldwide
A night club owner and his son fight to keep the mob and corrupt police from putting them out of business.
California suite ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Five couples have come to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles for diverse reasons, and they must all confront some rather amusing personal dilemmas.
Wattstax ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and German and held by 385 libraries worldwide
On Aug. 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended a concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock.' Staged in Los Angeles, Calif., it was in part a response to Watts Riot of 1965. Wattstax documents this historic event and includes the once-lost original ending.
See no evil, hear no evil ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and German and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Meet Wally and Dave--Wally is blind, Dave is deaf, and now they're both prime suspects in a murder they didn't commit.
Brewster's millions ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Montgomery Brewster is a down-and-out baseball player who discovers that he is the only living relative of an eccentric multimillionaire. Monty stands to inherit $300 million, but only if he can spend $30 million in a single month without acquiring any assets. If he fails, it's back to zero again.
Superman III ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Meet Gus Gorman, a naïve computer programming natural. For Gus, a keyboard is a weapon - and, as a result Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Superman's human side comes out as he sees Lana Lang at his Smallville High School class reunion. Superman becomes his own worst enemy after a Kryptonite exposure.
The Wiz original soundtrack by Charlie Smalls ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Two men try to recover a winning lottery ticket from the underworld.
Car wash ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash.
Stir crazy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo.
The Bingo Long traveling all-stars & motor kings ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A group of independent renegade players travel around the Midwest looking for that big home run while playing baseball in the 1930's Negro League.
Blue collar ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Assembly line workers rob their union local's safe and stumble onto a scandal.
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