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Van Peebles, Mario

Works: 212 works in 554 publications in 5 languages and 11,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films  Sports films  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Legal television programs  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mario Van Peebles
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,784 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 1,076 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 )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gangster film, set in New York City during the 1980s, 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 715 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
Carlito's way by Brian De Palma( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 513 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
Jaws, the revenge by Michael De Guzman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 443 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
Baadasssss!( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 393 WorldCat member 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
The First Amendment project( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member 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
All things fall apart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 370 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 )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages 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
10,000 black men named George( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the formation of the first black-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Based on the novel, 'A Long Hard Journey' by Frederick McKissack
That's Black entertainment( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 342 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
Red sky( Visual )

10 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 to recover a cataclysmic WMD. Finding his former partner Tom Craig working as a hired gun for the terrorists, Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the red-streaked skies of combat to reclaim his military and personal honor
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 240 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 233 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 223 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 212 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 180 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 171 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
44 minutes the North Hollywood shoot-out by Yves Simoneau( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 166 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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ماریو فن پیبلز بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

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English (157)

French (12)

Spanish (6)

German (4)

Thai (1)

DamagesCarlito's wayPanther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the filmHighlander the final dimensionHeroes don't just happen : biographies of overcoming bias and building character in sportsContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community