WorldCat Identities

Pryor, Richard 1940-2005

Works: 261 works in 883 publications in 6 languages and 26,918 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Western films  Film adaptations  Biography  Fantasy films  Puppet films  Biographical films  Superhero films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Composer, Singer, Other, Contributor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Wiz by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,603 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 )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 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 )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member 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 Muppet movie by Jim Henson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,039 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 Thomas L Miller( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train. Gene Wilder is a plant-book editor who gets involved. The funniest scene is when Richard Pryor teams up with wilder and tries to teach him how to act black
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 620 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
The toy by Richard Donner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 597 WorldCat member 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 that fun and games
Harlem nights by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 597 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
California suite by Herbert Ross( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 509 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
Car wash by Michael Schultz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash
Brewster's millions by Walter Hill( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 466 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
See no evil, hear no evil by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 442 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
Lost highway by David Lynch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 442 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 Mel Stuart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and German and held by 425 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 )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 375 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
The Wiz original soundtrack by Charlie Smalls( Recording )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Pryor live in concert by Richard Pryor( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 328 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 )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working man Steve Jackson thinks he's hit the jackpot. He and his pal Wardell Franklin are living it up at Madame Zenobia's, the poshest afterhours club in town. They're having a great time--until masked bandits relieve all Madame's guests of their valuables. Safely home, Steve picks up the newspaper and reads that he really has hit the jackpot. His lottery ticket is worth $50,000. But the ticket is in his wallet. And his wallet is with the thieves."--Container
Blue collar by Paul Schrader( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 282 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
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.12 for The toy ... to 0.85 for Richard Pr ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Blazing saddles
Alternative Names

Pryor, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas 1940-2005

Pryor, Ritchie 1940-2005

Richard Pryor acteur amricain

Richard Pryor aktor amerykański, komik

Richard Pryor Amerikaans filmacteur

Richard Pryor comico, attore e scrittore statunitense

Richard Pryor US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Прайор, Ричард

Ричард Прайър

ריצ'רד פריור

ريتشارد بريور

ریچارد پریور بازیگر آمریکایی

리처드 프라이어


Stir crazyCalifornia suiteCar washRichard Pryor live in concertBlue collarJokes my father never taught me : life, love, and loss with Richard PryorIf I stop I'll die : the comedy and tragedy of Richard Pryor