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Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Overview
Works: 745 works in 1,571 publications in 9 languages and 32,206 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Children's films  Animated films  Angel films  Juvenile works 
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 Rob Reiner( Visual )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,613 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 )

111 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,438 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 )

74 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,389 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 1,294 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,124 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 Neil Simon( Visual )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 886 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
The thing about my folks( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 613 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 )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 589 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. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles
Scared straight! : 20 years later( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 533 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 cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 504 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 )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 488 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
Made( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Slovenian and held by 487 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
Columbo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 486 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
Robin and the 7 hoods by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbo is a Chicago gang leader during the Depression who scams the rich to provide for the poor
Undisputed by Walter Hill( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 476 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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 446 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 by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After landing with Allied troops in 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
Columbo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 443 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 435 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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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

פיטר פאלק

פיטר פאלק שחקן אמריקאי

بيتر فالك

بيتر فالك ممثل أمريكي

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 laterThe cheap detectiveColumbo