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Petersen, Wolfgang

Overview
Works: 187 works in 963 publications in 11 languages and 22,243 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Legends  Interviews  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Scenarist, Performer, Adapter, Film editor, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Petersen
Das Boot by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
134 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superb detailing of life in a German U-boat during WWII. The original uncut version. Based on the novel by Lothar G. Buchheim. Includes a making-of featurette; restored original stereo audio; and much more
The NeverEnding story ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nothing threatens to destroy Fantasia and its Child-Empress and a young warrior sets out to save them
Troy by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
58 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus, the result is an epic war. The Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior embodies the hopes of the people of his city
The Perfect storm by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
44 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail and crews attempting to rescue her struggle against a powerful North Atlantic storm
Air Force One by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An uncompromising U.S. President has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. But when Russian terrorists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision-- give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter
In the line of fire by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Horrigan, a veteran Secret Service agent haunted by his failure to protect JFK from assassination, gets a chance to redeem himself when a brilliant psychopath threatens to kill the current president
Poseidon by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
40 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's New Year's Eve on the Poseidon, a luxury ocean liner. Partying voyagers toast the future, but that future comes in the form of a 150-foot rogue wave that flips the cruise ship over. Now, as the struggle for survival begins, the passengers must rely on each other as they seek safety through water, flames and wreckage of an upside-down world
Outbreak by Laurence Dworet ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it
Bicentennial man by Isaac Asimov ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about an android "household appliance" robot who just wants to be a regular guy
Enemy mine by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction drama about two space enemies who crash on a desolate planet and gradually realize that in order to survive they must overcome their hatred of each other
Shattered by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disfigured amnesic struggles to reconstruct his life, and is haunted by nightmarish and erotic memories which lead him to a shocking and horrifying truth
Das boot the director's cut by Lothar Günther Buchheim ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1941. Un correspondant de guerre allemand, Werner, prend place à bord d'un sous-marin qui s'en va faire la course dans l'Atlantique. Il prend contact avec la dure existence des sous-mariniers forcés de vivre à plusieurs dans des quartiers réduits. Il assiste à l'attaque d'un convoi et à la fuite précipitée du submersible à l'apparition d'un destroyer. Ayant reçu l'ordre de se rendre en Méditerranée, il doit guider son vaisseau à travers le dangereux détroit de Gibraltar, ce qui ne va pas sans peine
Children's fantasy the secret garden, 5 children & it, the witches, the neverending story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The neverending story, the Nothing threatens to destroy Fantasia and its Child-Empress and a young warrior sets out to save them. In The witches, a nine-year-old boy and his grandmother confront a witch who is planning to turn all of England's children into mice. In The secret garden, a young orphan named Mary is sent to live at the dark and foreboding English estate of her widowed uncle. She discovers a secret garden which was abandoned after a tragic accident. With the help of her crippled cousin Colin, and Dickon the country boy, her spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life. In Five children and it, four brothers and one sister discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, unaware of the misadventures its wish-granting will bring them
Die unendliche Geschichte ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nothing threatens to destroy Fantasia and its Child-Empress and a young warrior sets out to save them
Troie by Wolfgang Petersen ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans la Grèce Antique, une guerre dévastatrice éclate de la passion amoureuse des deux plus illustres amants de lhistoire : Pâris-Prince de Troie et Hélène Reine de Spartes. Lenlèvement dHélène par Pâris est une insulte que le Roi Ménélas ne peut supporter. Parce que lhonneur familial est en jeu, Agamemnon, frère de Ménélas et puissant Roi de Mycènes, réunit toutes les armées grecques afin de faire sortir Hélène de Troie. Mais en réalité, la sauvegarde de lhonneur familial nest quun prétexte pris par Agamemnon pour cacher sa terrible avidité. Celui-ci cherche en fait à contrôler Troie et agrandir son vaste empire. Aucune armée na jamais réussi à pénétrer dans la cité fortifiée, sur laquelle veillent le Roi Priam et le Prince Hector. Lavenir de Troie ne dépend plus que dun homme, Achille, connu comme le plus grand guerrier de son époque
La storia infinita ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il piccolo Bastian, che preferisce fantasticare sui libri piuttosto che andare a scuola, finisce in un libro magico: per salvare il regno di Fantàsia e poter tornare a casa dovrà sconfiggere il Nulla con l'aiuto del drago volante Falkor e di Atreyu, fanciullo guerriero. (Mereghetti)
Alien nation Enemy mine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enemy mine: Two warriors engaged in a savage futuristic war between Earth and the planet Dracon crash-land on a desolate, fiery planet. After battling the elements and each other, the two stranded pilots gradually realize that the only way either of them will survive is to overcome their undying hatred
Survival collection Twister, Perfect storm, Poseidon, Outbreak ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formerly married scientists pursue violent tornadoes in an effort to launch sensors which might help them predict future storms; in October of 1991, a crew of fisherman stranded out at sea banded together to face the fiercest storm in recorded history; a deadly virus from a jungle makes its way into a California community and has the potential to wipe out all mankind; ten survivors struggle to reach safety after an ocean liner capsizes in mid sea
Die konsequenz The consequence ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Martin has been sent to jail for having had sex with a minor. While there he meets 15 year old Thomas, the son of one of the prison staff. Thomas immediately develops a deep crush on Martin. Once released, the two move in together and attempt to start a new life. But society will not let them."--Container
Die Resonanz : Briefe und Dokumente zum Film "Die Konsequenz" by Wolfgang Petersen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Petersen, Wolfgang, 1941-
Petersen, Wolfgang John, 1941-
Peterson, Wolfgang
Peterson, Wolfgang, cinéaste
Languages
English (391)
German (146)
French (43)
Multiple languages (22)
Spanish (19)
Italian (5)
Hungarian (1)
Japanese (1)
Swedish (1)
Arabic (1)
Dutch (1)
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