WorldCat Identities

Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Works: 475 works in 1,486 publications in 11 languages and 31,539 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery television programs  Animated films  Angel films  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Host, Director, Performer, Narrator, Author, Conductor, Costume designer, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Falk
The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner( Visual )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,683 WorldCat member 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
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

119 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,463 WorldCat member 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
Columbo by Peter Falk( Visual )

110 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member 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
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

94 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself
Shark tale by Will Smith( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar is a fast-talking fish who dreams big. All is going well until his fellow fish find out Oscar lied about being defender of the Reef. Oscar realizes that fame, fortune and being a hero come with a price when his lie may make him catch of the day
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,114 WorldCat member 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
Neil Simon's Murder by death by Robert Moore( Visual )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to dinner ... and a murder, is sent to five world famous detectives by Lionel Twain (Truman Capote), an eccentric millionaire living in an isolated, gloomy estate in northern California
A day at the races by Sam Wood( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villainous Prof. Fate has sworn to beat the noble and dashing Great Leslie in a turn-of-the-century, no-holds-barred automobile race from New York to Paris. Then, to add an extra touch of mischief to the mayhem, there is an unthinkable late-minute entry -- a woman! From the Statue of Liberty, through the great plains of the Wild West, over the Bering Sea, and across the frozen face of Siberia, its high-level high jinks as the dastardly Prof. Fate and his bungling sidekick Max try to foil the incorruptible Leslie
Scared straight! 20 years later( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen teenage lawbreakers spend a day inside Rahway State Prison (later East Jersey State Prison) with some of New Jersey's most dangerous criminals. A selected group of convicts ("The Lifers") give the youth an in-your-face, no-holds-barred account about life in prison, in hopes of "scaring them straight". Twenty years later, filmmaker Arnold Shapiro catches up with both the kids and the prisoners to see how their lives have changed in the intervening decades
The thing about my folks( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member 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
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member 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
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member 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 by Richard Levinson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and French and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone's favorite Police Lieutenant is back in his famous trench coat. Join Columbo as he asks all the right questions in some of the most deceptive and deadly cases. No murderer can hide for long with Columbo on the beat
Faraway, so close! by Wim Wenders( Visual )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angel who desires to become mortal crosses over into post-cold war Berlin
The cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Falk plays a worldly, cynical gumshoe who takes on San Francisco, thugs, crooks, Nazis, femme fatales and the Golden Gate Bridge in this tribute to Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon, and other films from the Hammett/Chandler school of hard-boiled detectives
Undisputed by John Irvin( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member 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
Made by Stephen Waldschmidt( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Slovenian and held by 476 WorldCat member 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 by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin
Husbands by John Cassavetes( Visual )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, Archie and Gus are three middle-aged husbands, with wives, children and houses in the New York suburbs. They go on a wild spree after a close friend dies of a heart attack. Ending up in London, the three must confront their own mortality and decide how to spend the rest of their lives
Anzio( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Falk, Peter

Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011

Faulk, Peter 1927-2011

Peter Falk acteur américain

Peter Falk aktor amerykański

Peter Falk ameerika näitleja

Peter Falk Amerikaans acteur

Peter Falk amerikai színész és filmproducer

Peter Falk attore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Peter Falk US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Peter Falk yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Petrus Falk

Питер Фальк американский актёр

Питър Фолк

Пітер Фальк

Пітэр Фальк

Фальк, Питер

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ColumboA woman under the influenceShark taleA day at the racesScared straight! 20 years laterThe cheap detectiveHusbands