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Hall, Philip Baker 1931-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 470 publications in 7 languages and 32,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Fantasy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Spy films  Horror films  Haunted house films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Baker Hall
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
The sum of all fears by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
The Insider by Michael Mann( Visual )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed"--Back of container
Mr. Popper's penguins by Jim Carrey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Popper's Penguins is the story of a boy whose explorer father loves him but neglects him in favor of his career. Once the boy grows to sharkish real-estate wheeler-dealer manhood in NYC, he does the same thing to his wife, daughter, and son. Promised a partner position in his real-estate firm, he woos a reluctant seller to part with the Tavern on the Green. Life is going fine until his dad's final gift to him arrives. Then Mr. Popper's life changes radically, because the gift is penguins--live, breathing, fish-loving penguins. Mr. Popper, at first vexed and then beguiled by the creatures, tries to deal with them, his job, his children, his ex-wife, a nosy neighbor, an officious zoo guy, and the state of his soul
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ripley (Damon) is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy American shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Law). Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend (Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
50/50 by Jonathan Levine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) es un saludable joven de 27 años que en apariencia lo tiene todo; un interesante trabajo en una estación de radio alternativa y una bella novia; sin embargo cuando es diagnosticado con una rara forma de cáncer en la espalda, su vida literalmente se pone de cabeza. Al lado de su mejor amigo Kyle (Seth Rogen), su histérica madre (Anjelica Huston) y una inexperta pero bien intencionada terapista, iniciará una jornada hacia la recuperación física en la que descubrirá que una parte fundamental del proceso es la actitud con la que nos enfrentamos al día a día ..."--Envase
The shaggy dog by Gareth Davies( Visual )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog
The contender by Rod Lurie( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down
Bad words by Jason Bateman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward ten-year-old Chaitanya Chopra, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life
Dogville by Lars von Trier( Visual )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth
Zodiac by David Fincher( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. The four men most affected by the killer are San Francisco PD Homicide detectives David Toschi and William Armstrong, and the San Francisco Chronicle reporters Paul Avery and Robert Graysmith. Displays the psychological and emotional effects of the killings, as well as the endless procedural details of the investigation (handwriting experts, the "2500" suspects), the letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by Zodiac and the work of a 20+ year investigation that wears down and whittles away at any kind of normal life for Toshi and Graysmith. Both men are obsessed with Zodiac and both pay for this obsession with the hard years and loves lost and never regained
People like us by Chris Pine( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam ... is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down--he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed"--Container
The last word( Visual )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship
In good company by Paul Weitz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful middle-aged ad executive suddenly find himself working for a young hotshot half his age, who also develops a romantic interest in his daughter
The matador( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
The Amityville horror by Stuart E Rosenberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In November 1974, a family of six was brutally murdered. Now, a year later, an unsuspecting young couple, George and Kathy Lutz, and their children move into the house that was the site of the horrific event and is now haunted by a murderous presence. What follows is 28 days of unimaginable terror. With demonic visions of the dead and relentless screams of terror, this is the haunted house story that isn't just a movie--it's real"--Container
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a peacekeeping mission in Yemen goes terribly wrong, patriot and war hero Terry Childers finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, his only hope of vindication rests with a military lawyer of questionable abilities
All good things by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s ... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container
You kill me by John Dahl( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He is a hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank has a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not the touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. But, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laural, faces old rivals on new terms
 
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