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Van Peebles, Mario

Works: 204 works in 571 publications in 5 languages and 11,809 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Legal television programs  Television series  Biographical films  War films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Sports films  Gangster films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mario Van Peebles
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,799 WorldCat member 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 by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are no wars to fight. But Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway, a dog-faced relic of past wars, still has a lot of fight in him. He is a Marine Corps lifer who started his last tour of duty before retirement, and sees the bumpy road his life has taken become more complicated, due to feisty recruits, by-the-book officers, and a salty ex-wife to whom he's still attracted
New Jack City by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member 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 by Todd A Kessler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patty Hewes is the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégée Ellen Parsons become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs
No way out by Brian De Palma( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member 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
All things fall apart( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promising football running back plans to make it to the NFL. At the pinnacle of his college football career, his dreams are shattered and he loses everything. But determination and a newly found inner strength enable him to triumph
The First Amendment project( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some assembly required: This film examines the protests during the 2004 Republican National Convention focusing on the disconnect between society's desire for order and the NYPD's overzealous application of force in stamping out potential threats to the placid image of the GOP's "big tent." Mainstream media downplayed the protests to the point of near-invisibility during the convention, so this portrait of articulate protesters serves as a corrective
Posse by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member 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
10,000 black men named George by Not Available( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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 emply emancipated slaves
Red sky( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor
Panther : a novel by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Sorte Panteres historie fra 1966-1982 og baggrunden for Melvyn van Peebles film om dem
Mama Flora's family( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member 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 by Dimension Home Video( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member 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 by Timothy Hutton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member 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
Hard Luck by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member 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
A letter to dad( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan Donahue has finally met the woman of his dreams, but on the night he is going to propose, he is overcome by a deep-rooted anger caused by his father who abandoned him as a boy. Dan confronts his feelings of bitterness head on, as he pours out his heart in a letter to his father. As Dan writes, his life is unfolded, revealing his pain and ultimate joy, as he grows from a young, troubled teen into a strong, spiritual man. In the end, Dan's father must face his own failures as a father in a climactic one-on-one meeting with the son he left behind. Based on a true story, A Letter to Dad is the touching story of how faith and love can overcome a lifetime of pain and anger."--Container
That's Black entertainment( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member 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
44 minutes the North Hollywood shoot-out by Yves Simoneau( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Mario Van Peebles acteur américain

Mario Van Peebles Amerikaans filmregisseur

Mario Van Peebles attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

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English (156)

German (7)

Spanish (6)

French (5)

Thai (1)

DamagesNo way outPanther : a novelHighlander the final dimensionHeroes don't just happen : biographies of overcoming bias and building character in sportsContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community