WorldCat Identities

Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Works: 927 works in 2,289 publications in 10 languages and 34,535 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Host, Director, Performer, Author, Narrator, Other, Conductor, Costume designer, Creator, Commentator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Falk
The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner( Visual )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,768 WorldCat member 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 by Wim Wenders( Visual )

137 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,345 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
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

78 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,371 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 1,267 WorldCat member 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
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 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
The great race by Blake Edwards( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 622 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
Murder by death by Neil Simon( Visual )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 603 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
The thing about my folks( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 580 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
Scared straight! : 20 years later( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 573 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
Columbo( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 534 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
The cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 526 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
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 520 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
Undisputed by Walter Hill( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 495 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 486 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbo is a Chicago gang leader during the Depression who scams the rich to provide for the poor
Anzio by Earl Holliman( Visual )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 436 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
Faraway, so close!( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post cold war Berlin and find himself engaged in deadly combat to protect the mortals he loves"--Container
Columbo( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and French and held by 423 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
Corky Romano by Touchstone (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Shark tale
A woman under the influenceShark taleThe great raceScared straight! : 20 years laterThe cheap detective
Alternative Names
Falk, Peter

Falk, Peter, 1927-

Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011

Faulk, Peter 1927-2011

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Питър Фолк

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