WorldCat Identities

Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Overview
Works: 673 works in 1,397 publications in 7 languages and 30,965 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Biography  Children's films  Science fiction films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Host, Director, Performer, Narrator, Author, Conductor, Costume designer, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Falk
The princess bride by Cary Elwes( Visual )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,606 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
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, this film marked Wenders' return to Germany after a sojourn in America. Wenders examines the divided city of Berlin through two angels, Cassiel and Damiel who oversee the activities of its inhabitants. They are invisible to all but children. Damiel, however, has grown weary and frustrated by his inability to affect the people he watches. Visiting a traveling circus, he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Encouraged by a former angel, now an actor in a film about the war, he decides to abandon the ethereal sphere for the world of earthly delights. (Circulates)
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

59 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,234 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,112 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 )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 859 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 great race by Sam O Brown( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
Scared straight! 20 years later( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 641 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 617 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
Columbo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 589 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
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 578 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 )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two fathers of an engaged couple meet for the first time, they know they are very different. One is a podiatrist, happy with his quiet life. The other is a CIA operative, who lives life on the edge, and when circumstances gets out-of-hand, involves the other in an arms-smuggling sting
Columbo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 544 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 )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 485 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
Robin and the 7 hoods by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbo is a Chicago gang leader during the Depression who scams the rich to provide for the poor
Made( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 466 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
Undisputed by Walter Hill( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 459 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
Faraway, so close!( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cassiel, an angel, decides to become human and experience life in post-cold war Berlin, he becomes unknowingly involved in the city's crime world
Anzio( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 443 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
Corky Romano( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 442 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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Shark tale
Alternative Names
Falk, Peter

Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011

Faulk, Peter 1927-2011

Peter Falk acteur amricain

Peter Falk aktor amerykański

Peter Falk ameerika nitleja

Peter Falk Amerikaans acteur

Peter Falk amerikai sznsz s filmproducer

Peter Falk attore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Peter Falk US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Peter Falk yhdysvaltalainen nyttelij

Petrus Falk

Питер Фальк американский актёр

Питър Фолк

Пітер Фальк

Пітэр Фальк

Фальк, Питер

פיטר פאלק

بيتر فالك

پیتر فالک

피터 포크

ピーター・フォーク

フォーク, ピーター

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A woman under the influenceShark taleThe great raceScared straight! 20 years laterColumboThe cheap detective