WorldCat Identities

Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Works: 623 works in 1,269 publications in 8 languages and 30,139 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Case studies  Comedy films  Musical films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Host, 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 Cary Elwes( Visual )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,450 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, and escapes
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,262 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 )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 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 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Funny, dazzling, fast and frisky, 'Shark Tale' is a sparkling addition to the modern animation canon."--Detroit News
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,117 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 )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 845 WorldCat member 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
The great race( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 794 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 650 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 616 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
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 566 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
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 559 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
Columbo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 508 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 482 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 Bogie and the Hammett/Chandler school of hard-boiled detectives
Columbo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and German and held by 474 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
Made( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 467 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( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 456 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
Anzio( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 451 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 443 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
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
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Falk, Peter

Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011

Faulk, Peter 1927-2011

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A woman under the influenceShark taleThe great raceScared straight! 20 years laterThe cheap detectiveColumbo