Falk, Peter 1927-2011
Most widely held works about Peter Falk
Most widely held works by Peter Falk
The princess bride ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,138 libraries worldwide
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
Wings of desire ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.
Shark tale ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
Oscar is a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, who becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie. To keep his secret, Oscar teams up with an outcast vegetarian Great White shark, Lenny, and the two become the most unlikely of friends. When his lie begins to unravel, it's up to Oscar's loyal friend Angie and Lenny to help him stand up to the most feared shark in the water and find his true place in the reef.
Just one more thing by Peter Falk ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
The Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his work on the television show "Columbo" humorously relates stories from his past, covering his early attempts at employment, the loss of his right eye, and his Hollywood and Broadway achievements.
Next ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 989 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.
A woman under the influence ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 libraries worldwide
A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself.
The Princess bride ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named ... Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale, complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, escapes and silly accents you'd expect.
The thing about my folks ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
After 47 years of marriage, Ben's mother leaves her husband. With no where else to turn, Ben's father Sam is forced to get to know his son. Hysterical antics ensue as Ben and Sam strengthen their relationship while Ben helps Sam romance his mother.
The great race ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris.
Neil Simon's Murder by death ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
An invitation to dinner and a murder is sent to five world famous detectives by Lionel Twain, an eccentric millionaire living in an isolated, gloomy estate in northern California.
Wings of desire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in German and English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Fantasy about an angel who wanders through the streets of West Berlin and wishes he were mortal so that he could fall in love.
Paris, Texas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles.
The in-laws ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Dentist Sheldon Kornpett is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo. Nonetheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is doing is in national interest. Sheldon follows Vince to a South American country ruled by a very odd man, General Garcia, who talks to his hand. It seems that the dictator is involved in a scheme to counterfeit and undermine U.S. currency.
Columbo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and French and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, who appears to be an incompetent bumbler. Despite his appearance, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD.
Corky Romano ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Corky is an oddball veterinarian with a penchant for pop music from the '80s. As a youth, he was kicked out of his Mafia-connected family. Now his father has been indicted and needs Corky to infiltrate the FBI and steal the government's evidence against him. Corky is willing to help his family, but his brothers go overboard when intimidating the computer hacker who gets Corky's bogus application into the FBI academy, presenting him as a super agent named Pissant. Now Corky must live up to his reputation for an eminently qualified top cop while simultaneously trying to get the goods on his dad.
Anzio ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 374 libraries worldwide
After landing with Allied troops at Anzio, Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis and buddy Corporal Rabinoff tell Anzio commander General Lesley that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead.
Made ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Bobby and Ricky, long-time pals in Los Angeles, fail as amateur boxers. They're recruited by their mob-connected boss to make what should be an easy delivery to an East Coast kingpin named Ruiz. By the time they reach New York, Bobby's no-nonsense approach has been bulldozed by Ricky's hopelessly false bravado, which he's blithely absorbed from too many mobster movies. While Ricky invites disaster with reckless ambition, Bobby just wants a happier, legitimate future for his stripper girlfriend and her neglected young daughter.
Robin and the 7 hoods ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin.
Undisputed ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Monroe Hutchen was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole at the Sweetwater maximum security prison in California. Now, Hutchen boxes behind bars, and he's become the champion of a loosely organized prison fighting circuit. When convicted heavyweight champion "Iceman" Chambers enters Sweetwater, Hutchens finds he has a serious competitor in the same lockup for the first time. After Hutchens challenges the arrogant Chambers to a bout, an aging Mafioso swings a deal that will earn Chambers an early release from prison and pull in a million dollars in bets if the two men will fight.
Roommates ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Evicted from his home, gruff-but-lovable old Rocky goes to live with his grandson Michael in the young man's crampted one-room apartment. When Michael brings home a new girlfriend ... things really heat up!
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Falk, Peter 1927-2011
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