WorldCat Identities

Ferrara, Abel 1951-

Works: 190 works in 623 publications in 7 languages and 4,050 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gangster films  Police films  Action and adventure films  Poetry  Fiction  Television cop shows  Crime films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Actor, Film editor, Performer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Abel Ferrara
Bad lieutenant by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle aged policeman has no escape from his underground connections with gamblers, drug dealers and cheap sex. A case of a raped nun who forgives her aggressors shakes him deeply. But his quest for changing his life comes too late. The gang he owes gambling money to has no more patience, and shoots him dead
King of New York by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the downfall of New York drug kingpin Frank White. Frank is a criminal driven by personal demons and an idiosyncratic sesnse of social justice. Having grown rich via his illegal exploits, Frank decides to give back to the city by building a multi-milion dollar hospital in an impoverished neighborhood. He attempts this by joining forces with a Chinatown gangster which, in turn, enrages the local - and very racist - Mafia. Meanwhile, Frank has a hotheaded cop on his back who will do anything to bring him down
Miami vice by Michael Mann ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld, stubble-faced detective Sonny Crockett lives in a sailboat that is guarded by his pet alligator Elvis. His partner, Ricardo Tubbs, is an ex-New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they take on the Florida drug world
The funeral by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York City in the 1930s, a powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses
Body snatchers by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Malone family moves to an army base, where the father, a chemist with the Environmental Protection Agency, is assigned to check on stored waste material. Invading cells from outer space take over the bodies of the people on the base. Malone's wife is taken over, but he escapes with the rest of his family with the help of a helicopter pilot
4:44 last day on earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tomorrow at 4:44 AM the world is going to come to an end. As panic hits the Earth's population, two lovers seclude themselves in a Manhattan high-rise and decide to spend their last moments in existence together. Accepting their doomed fate, the pair discovers more about themselves and each other in a few short hours than most do in an entire lifetime
Ms. 45 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Manhattan, a mute seamstress Thana, is a timid woman who works in the fashion industry and spends most of her time at home. One night, she is raped in an alley near her, and before she arrives at her house, she is raped a second time by another criminal. But this time, she reacts and kills her assaulter. Now a disturbed Thana loses her sanity and uses the rapist's pistol to begin killing men on the streets of New York
Chelsea on the rocks ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the artists, writers, musicians, and celebrities that have emerged from the legendary residence in the middle of New York. Includes archival footage, interviews, narrative sequences, and the people who have lived and created in the American cultural icon, the Chelsea Hotel
Closed on account of rabies poems and tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents readings from the poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Includes instrumental and vocal interludes
The addiction by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studying for a degree in a city that doesn't sleep, a college student's lifestyle takes a turn for the worse when she is bitten by a vampire
New rose hotel by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exotic cyberpunk fantasy where technology is the ultimate game and nobody plays by the rules. To engineer the score of their lives, two friends train an amoral bar girl how to seduce and induce a radical geneticist worth billions to his corporate masters
Crime story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1963, 'Crime Story' is the story of the Chicago Police Major Crime Unit headed by tough-as-nails Lieutenant Mike Torello and his obsessive pursuit of slick and ruthless gangster Ray Luca, one of organized crime's brightest young hoods. As Luca murders, steals, and extorts his way to the top from the mean streets of Chicago to the glitter of Las Vegas, Torello remains hot on his trail. This collection includes the two hour pilot and both seasons from the cult classic television series
The blackout by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matty is a drug-addicted film star who, visits the underground nightlife of Miami Beach with his fiancee Annie and their mutual friend Mickey. In a relatively sober moment, Annie reveals a secret; they fight and she leaves. Matty then goes on a wild night of sex and drugs with Mickey, at the end of the night Matty passes out. Eighteen months later Matty lives in New York, is sober and has a new relationship. But, he is haunted by images of Annie and that wild night, so he returns to Miami to find out what happened
Cat chaser by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-soldier in Miami becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back
Mary by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De regisseur van een omstreden film over het leven van Jezus en Maria Magdalena, zijn hoofdrolspeelster en een televisiepresentator raken betrokken bij dramatische gebeurtenissen
'R Xmas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the heart of Manhattan, an extortion plot unravels as a kidnapper and a drug trafficking couple embark on a tumultuous journey. The each examine the truth and consequences of their respective choices. In a world charged by greed, passion and possession, there is no price too high ... and no risk too great
Dangerous game by Abel Ferrara ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A veteran film director finds the fantasy of the film he's making about an abusive marriage seeping into his real life
The driller killer ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An artist (played by Ferrara) is driven mad and begins murdering derelicts with a power drill
The bad lieutenant port of call New Orleans by Werner Herzog ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een corrupte politieagent in New Orleans onderzoekt een vijfvoudige drugsmoord
Gangster collector's set 4 films ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Youngest godfather: 26-year-old Joseph Bonanno is chosen to succeed Maranzano as head of the Castellamarese--the youngest boss in Mafia history
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.14 for Gangster c ... to 0.98 for Flesh and ...)
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Alternative Names
Boy L., Jimmy, 1951-
Jimmy Boy L 1951-
L., Jimmy Boy
L., Jimmy Boy, 1951-
Laine, Jimi 1951-
Laine, Jimmy
Laine, Jimmy 1951-
English (256)
French (34)
German (15)
Spanish (13)
Italian (10)
Multiple languages (2)
Turkish (1)