WorldCat Identities

Pryor, Richard 1940-2005

Works: 302 works in 1,198 publications in 7 languages and 29,198 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Western films  Film adaptations  Parody films  Biography  Fantasy films  Puppet films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Director, Producer, Scenarist, Other, Composer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Pryor
The Wiz by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member 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
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member 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
Lady sings the blues by Diana Ross( Visual )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse
Superman III by Richard Lester( Visual )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco splits Superman into two people: the good Clark Kent and the bad Superman
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
Silver streak by SIL( Visual )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train. Gene Wilder is a mild mannered plant-book editor who gets involved with a lovely lady, a debonair crook and a petty thief
Stir crazy by Gene Wilder( Visual )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member 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
Harlem nights by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938, a Harlem night club owner and his son fight to keep the mob and corrupt police from putting them out of business
The toy by Richard Donner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Bates' son is visiting him for a week, and is chauffeured to the family department store after hours to pick out anything he wants. This time, Eric has a more elaborate toy in mind, Jack Brown, the janitor at the department store
Car wash by Michael Schultz( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash
See no evil, hear no evil by Richard Pryor( Visual )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member 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
California suite by Herbert Ross( Visual )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member 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
Brewster's millions by Walter Hill( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member 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
Lost highway by Richard Currey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and German and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent
Wattstax by Staple Singers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and German and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock,' held on the anniversary of 1965 Watts Riot, and had 100,000 in attendance
The Bingo Long traveling all-stars & motor kings( Visual )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member 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 by Paul Schrader( Visual )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever became of the "American Dream"? Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto star in the powerful, critically acclaimed drama Blue Collar. Three auto assembly line workers, fed up with union brass and tired of scraping by, hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters. Disappointed with their measly bounty, they realize they've made off with something much more valuable than cash. Their unexpected swipe suddenly envelopes the three autoworkers in a desperate fight against corruption and organized crime. --Container description
Richard Pryor : live in concert by Richard Pryor( Visual )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Pryor's first concert film. Pryor does impersonations of the respective races, imagines what animals think, and more
Uptown Saturday night( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men try to recover a winning lottery ticket from the underworld
The Mack( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It takes a street fighter to clean up the streets and Mack, a sharp, smooth talking hustler newly out of prison, and his pals, are up to the challenge
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Blazing saddles
Stir crazyCar washCalifornia suiteBlue collarRichard Pryor : live in concertJokes my father never taught me : life, love, and loss with Richard PryorIf I stop I'll die : the comedy and tragedy of Richard Pryor
Alternative Names

Pryor, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas 1940-2005

Pryor, Ritchie 1940-2005

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor acteur américain

Richard Pryor actor american

Richard Pryor aktor amerykański, komik

Richard Pryor americký herec

Richard Pryor Amerikaans filmacteur

Richard Pryor comico, attore e scrittore statunitense

Richard Pryor pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Richard Pryor US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Прайор, Ричард

Ричард Прайър

Річард Прайор

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ריצ'רד פריור שחקן אמריקאי

ريتشارد بريور

ریچارد پریور

ریچارد پریور بازیگر آمریکایی

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