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Van Peebles, Mario

Works: 249 works in 705 publications in 7 languages and 14,240 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Sports films  Historical films  War films  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Narrator, fmd, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mario Van Peebles
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,134 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
Roots( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ROOTS is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family's will to survive, endure and ultimately, carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit."
New Jack City by Mario Van Peebles( Visual )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 882 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
USS Indianapolis : men of courage( Visual )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. Includes French closed-captions
Damages( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her unprecedented victory over billionaire Arthur Frobisher, Patty Hewes has the legal world at her feet. Just as she's pondering her next move, a man from Patty's past gives her a new legal challenge
Jaws, the revenge by Michael De Guzman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 471 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
Carlito's way by Diddy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 420 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
Mama Flora's family by Alex Haley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 419 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
Baadasssss!( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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
All things fall apart( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 383 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 375 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 )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 364 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 employ emancipated slaves
Red sky( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 286 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 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Sorte Panteres historie fra 1966-1982 og baggrunden for Melvyn van Peebles film om dem
Multiple sarcasms by Timothy Hutton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 202 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 181 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 175 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
Highlander by Russell Mulcahy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highland: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York city in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal. Afte surviving a wound that should have killed him during a clan battle in the Scottish Highlands in 1536, Connor Macleod is banished from his village. Years later, he is met by Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, a swordsman who teaches MacLeod the truth about himself, he is immortal; one of a race of many who can only die when the head is cut from the body. He must fight his way through the centuries until the time of The Gathering, when the few immortals who have survived the ages will come together to fight until only one remains. In New York City the final fight is about to begin, and in the end there can be only one
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DamagesCarlito's wayPanther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the filmContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community