WorldCat Identities

Yates, Peter 1929-2011

Works: 105 works in 575 publications in 7 languages and 10,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Biography  Car-chase films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Producer, Production personnel, Author, Performer, Film editor, reg
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Yates
Breaking Away by Peter Yates( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on a group of four friends in Bloomington, Ind. The town's youth are split between the students at Indiana University and the locals, derogatorily called "cutters" by the collegians in reference to the town's major industry, a quarry. A marvelously staged climactic bike race brings things to a touching close
Bullitt by Peter Yates( Visual )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een rechercheur die opdracht krijgt een getuige te bewaken raakt betrokken bij een wraakaktie van de onderwereld
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star witness in a controversial court case is murdered and the police detective assigned to guard him goes after the killers himself
The suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bizarre evidence leads Kathleen on a dangerous trail from Washington's seamy underbelly to the highest levels of government. And the closer she gets to the answers, the more her life is in danger. Cher and Dennis Quaid take the law into their own hands in this daring suspense thriller where everything is revealed in court--except the truth"--Container
The friends of Eddie Coyle by Peter Yates( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free
The deep by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset star as a vacationing American couple who quickly find themselves involved in a modern-day pirate tale, complete with sunken treasure and sadistic voodoo terror
The humbling by Buck Henry( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII
A separate peace by Peter Yates( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they are drafted. Among the students are two unlikely new roommates - Gene, a quiet, introspective bookworm; and Finny, a carefree and wildly popular athlete. Charmed by Finny, Gene joins him for a series of exciting escapades. But when Gene's grades decline, he suspects that Finny secretly wants him to fail. Fueled by anger and envy, Gene and Finny's relationship reaches a breaking point - exploding in a stunning dramatic moment that changes their lives forever
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The classic tale of a man's dream, an epic journey and one true love."--Container
Krull by Marshall( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Colwyn sets out on a daring journey to rescue his young bride who is held captive by the Beast. But slayers and alien beings under the command of the Beast oppose him at every turn. Colwyn must first reach a faraway cavern to recover the legendary Glaive, a key to phenomenal powers, then continue his search, witnessing sights and events beyond his wildest imagination. Facing the Beast, Colwyn must use the magic of the Glaive to save his fantastic planet from annihilation
Roommates by Peter Yates( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evicted from his home, gruff-but-lovable old Rocky goes to live with his grandson Michael in the young man's crampted one-room apartment. When Michael brings home a new girlfriend ... things really heat up!
An innocent man by Billy Joel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is framed as a drug dealer and sent to prison by a pair of crooked cops. He tries to prove his innocence, but everyone in jail claims they were framed
Murphy's war by Peter Yates( Visual )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish merchant seaman Murphy is the sole survivor of a World War II German U-boat attack in tropical waters. Upon recovering, he learns about a drowned seaplane which he repairs and learns to fly. His plan: a personal vengeance on the submarine by destroying it with homemade Molotov cocktails. Murphy is drawn into a relentless struggle against the German boat, it is his private war
The hot rock by Peter Yates( Visual )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious comedy about jewel thieves out to score the biggest heist of their lives
For Pete's sake by Erik Estrada( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman borrows money from a loan shark after receiving a hot stock tip. When the stock tumbles, she has to resort to more and more outlandish means to pay the debt off before her husband finds out
Mother, Jugs & Speed by Peter Yates( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic and tragic events in the lives of Los Angeles drivers of private commercial ambulances [c.f. Halliwell's]
The house on Carroll Street( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1951 in New York City. Emily Crane appears before the U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities because she is in a group considered a threat. Subsequently she is fired from her job at Life Magazine and gets a job reading to an elderly woman that lives on Carroll Street. She notices odd things happening in the house next door and uncovers a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the U.S. of 1951. Together with a maverick federal agent she tracks the plot to the highest levels of government
Curtain call by Michel Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stevenson Lowe has just moved in to a fabulous brownstone with his girlfriend, Julia, who wants to get married. But all thoughts of proposing are quickly scared out of him by a couple of grouchy ghosts who have the marriage from hell. They are Max and Lily Gale, the original residents of his newly purchased brownstone who have no intention of leaving to make room for this new couple. When Julia decides she's waited long enough for a proposal, she leaves Stevenson and his crazy ghost stories behind
Eleni by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of a mother's love and a son's revenge. Eleni Gatzoyiannis defies the communist uprise and arranges for the escape of her three daughters and son Nicola. Years later her son, Nicholas Gage, a reporter, seeks to find out the truth of his mother's death
John and Mary by Peter Yates( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and woman sleep together after meeting in a New York City singles bar then spend the next day individually wandering the city, wondering if their night together meant anything
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The humbling
Alternative Names
Peter Yates anglický filmový režisér, producent a scenárista

Peter Yates britischer Regisseur

Peter Yates British film director and producer

Peter Yates cinéaste

Peter Yates regisseur

Peter Yates regista e produttore cinematografico inglese

Peter Yates reżyser brytyjski

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예이츠, 피터 1929-2011



The deepThe humblingDon QuixoteRoommatesMurphy's warFor Pete's sakeThe house on Carroll Street