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Falk, Peter 1927-2011

Overview
Works: 709 works in 1,657 publications in 9 languages and 32,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Animated films  Romance films  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery television programs 
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 )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,775 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 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in post-war Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,399 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 1,303 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 1,119 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 )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 894 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 Blake Edwards( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris
The in-laws by Andrew Fleming( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 790 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
Scared straight! : 20 years later( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 617 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 614 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 594 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 cheap detective by Peter Falk( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 512 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
Made( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Slovenian and held by 488 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 487 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
Undisputed by Walter Hill( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 483 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
Robin and the 7 hoods by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 450 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
Columbo( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 445 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
Columbo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 438 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
Husbands by John Cassavetes( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 437 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
 
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Alternative Names
Falk, Peter

Falk, Peter Michael 1927-2011

Faulk, Peter 1927-2011

Peter Falk acteur américain

Peter Falk actor estadounidense

Peter Falk actor estatunidenc

Peter Falk aktor amerykański

Peter Falk ameerika näitleja

Peter Falk americký herec

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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