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Pryor, Richard 1940-2005

Works: 211 works in 749 publications in 5 languages and 23,984 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Film adaptations  Music  Gospel music  Popular music  Soul music  Rhythm and blues music  Puppet films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Singer, Instrumentalist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Richard Pryor
The Wiz by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,840 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 )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,474 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
Superman III by Richard Lester ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 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
Lady sings the blues ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,037 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
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,027 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 )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 850 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 2011 in 3 languages and held by 588 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 )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 572 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 )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 568 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
California suite by Herbert Ross ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 480 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 )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 457 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 Arthur Hiller ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 437 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
Brewster's millions by Walter Hill ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 435 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
Wattstax by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 415 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
Lost highway by David Lynch ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 395 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
The Bingo Long traveling all-stars & motor kings ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 355 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 )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feeling that we have(=The feeling we once had) You can't
Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 300 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 )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assembly line workers rob their union local's safe and stumble onto a scandal
The Mack ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 252 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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Alternative Names
Pryor, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas 1940-2005
Pryor, Ritchie 1940-2005