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Van Peebles, Mario

Works: 217 works in 579 publications in 4 languages and 12,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Sports films  History  Gangster films  Fiction  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television series 
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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,834 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 Warner Brothers( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,106 WorldCat member 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 by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 850 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member 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
Roots( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War
Jaws, the revenge( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member 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
All things fall apart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 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
Posse by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 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
Panther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the film by Mario Van Peebles( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 238 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
Multiple sarcasms by Timothy Hutton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 207 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
Carlito's way by Brian De Palma( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Carlito's Way (A Puerto Rican drug lord wants to go straight, but his cohorts won't let him); and Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (The early years of gangster Carlito Brigante)
10,000 black men named George( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 31 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
Highlander : the final dimension( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 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
That's black entertainment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the work of African American entertainers with footage from the 1920's through the 1950's, highlighting Spencer Williams Jr., Paul Robeson, Bill Pickett and more
Baadasssss!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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Alternative Names
Mario Van Peebles acteur américain

Mario Van Peebles ameerika näitleja

Mario Van Peebles Amerikaans filmregisseur

Mario Van Peebles amerikāņu aktieris

Mario Van Peebles attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Mario van Peebles Schauspieler und Regisseur

Mario Van Peebles yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

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English (116)

Spanish (3)

French (3)

German (3)

DamagesPanther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the filmHeroes don't just happen : biographies of overcoming bias and building character in entertainmentContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community