Van Peebles, Mario
Most widely held works about Mario Van Peebles
Most widely held works by Mario Van Peebles
Ali ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
Heartbreak Ridge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
A grizzled Marine Corps lifer, beginning his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, leads his combat-ready platoon during the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada.
New Jack City ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Gangster film about a young, rich, smart drug baron who thinks he's untouchable, and the tough, street-smart cops determined to bring him down.
Damages. The complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
After her unprecedented victory over billionaire Arthur Frobisher, Patty Hewes has the legal world at her feet. Just as she is pondering her next move, Daniel Purcell, a man from Patty's past, throws her into a new legal challenge. What starts as a domestic murder case escalates into the highest reaches of government as Patty unearths a vast conspiracy. Ellen, at the same time, is on a mission to take Patty down. She's agreed to act as an informant for the F.B.I., assisting them in their criminal investigation of Patty and the firm.
The First Amendment project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Fox vs. Franken: In an absurd convergence of circumstances, Fox News filed a lawsuit against liberal imp Al Franken (they objected to his parody of their slogan "fair and balanced") in order to coddle star pundit Bill O'Reilly. The real joke is how badly Fox's efforts to muscle Franken backfired, putting them in the middle of a story so crazy, it reads like something Franken could have invented for one of his own books.
Baadasssss ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned.
Jaws, the revenge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The widowed Ellen Brody now finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief-stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son, a marine biologist, and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot. But just as she is putting her life back together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar Great White. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen sets out for a showdown to the death. The action and tension build rapidly to a shattering climax in this, the most incredible Jaws adventure of them all.
Posse ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Western about a mostly black posse who do battle with a pompous, racist colonel, and a vicious white sheriff who wants to take over a peaceful black frontier settlement.
Carlito's way. Rise to power ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
See how it all began, the gripping tale of the early years of gangster Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution.
10, 000 black men named George ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The true story of the formation of the first black-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist establishes a voice for the forgotten workers of the Pullman Rail Company, were all black porters were simply named "George", after George Pullman, the first person to employ emancipated slaves.
Panther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the film by Van Peebles Mario ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Mama Flora's family ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Flora begins life as a sharecropper in Tennessee at the beginning of the twentieth century. After her husband is murdered, she takes her family north, where they struggle through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and the Civil Rights movement.
Highlander the final dimension ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The immortal John MacLeod is destined for a decisive battle with his ruthless eternal enemy and must make a heroic last stand if he is to rid the earth of the seemingly unstoppable Kane.
Multiple sarcasms ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Gabriel Richmond has it all with a great career, loving wife and daughter, and wonderful friends. So why is he so miserable? To make sense of it all, Gabe writes an autobiographical stage play that may just reveal the answer that was under his nose all along.
No identity crisis : a father and son's own story of working together by Melvin Van Peebles ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
That's Black entertainment ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
That's Black entertainment is a fascinating three-part series that showcases the groundbreaking work of African American talent during the early years of Black cinema.
Hard luck ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Three converging storylines involving bootleggers, a serial killer, and drug dealers. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs.
44 minutes the North Hollywood shoot-out ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
In North Hollywood on a calm summer day in 1997, fifty police officers were defenseless against two lone gunmen armed with AK 47 assault rifles and full body armor. Only their extreme courage, valor and training put an end to the massacre.
Panther ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 130 libraries worldwide
In Oakland, California, 1968, The Black Panthers led by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale have armed themselves and are ready to fight for freedom. To the people, they're heroes, but to the FBI they're Public Enemy Number One. Now the Feds will do everything they can--on the right or wrong side of the law--to bring them down.
Solo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
An Army android learns to think -- and kill -- for himself.
Action and adventure films African American boxers African American motion picture producers and directors African Americans Ali, Muhammad,--1942- American Invasion of Grenada (1983) Assembly, Right of Biographical films Biography Black Panther Party Civil rights Conspiracy Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Divorced men Drama Drugs Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Freedom of speech Gangster films Gangster films Gangsters Grenada History Informers Korean War (1950-1953) Law students Legal television programs Man-woman relationships Motion picture industry Motion pictures Murder--Investigation New York (State)--New York Police misconduct Retribution Soldiers--Family relationships Television series United States United States.--Marine Corps Van Peebles, Melvin,--1932- Veterans Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films Women lawyers
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