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Parkes, Walter F.

Works: 97 works in 686 publications in 10 languages and 43,373 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Romantic comedy films  Epic films  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Walter F Parkes
Most widely held works by Walter F Parkes
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

96 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 7,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after agents J and K averted an intergalactic disaster J is still working for the MIB while K has returned to the comforts of civilian life. While investigating a seemingly routine crime, J uncovers a diabolical plot masterminded by Serleena, an evil Kylothian monster who disguises herself as a sexy lingerie model. It's a race against the clock as J must find and convince K--who not only has no memory of his time spent with the agency, but is also the only person alive who has the expertise to save the galaxy--to reunite with the MIB before Earth is destroyed completely
Catch me if you can by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former con man Frank Abagnale, an authority on financial foul play, tells stories of the adventures he had while living the high life as a criminal
The kite runner by Marc Forster( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet street by Johnny Depp( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical adaptation of the story of Sweeney Todd, a man sent to prison 15 years earlier, who returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin. Returning to his old neighborhood with his old life destroyed, he opens a barber shop as the instrument of his plot. With the help of his new and amorous accomplice Mrs. Lovett, owner of the downstairs pie shop and in need of better ingredients, Todd works his way through his list of enemies
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane
The terminal by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eastern immigrant, who finds himself stranded in JFK airport, must take up temporary residence there
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events by Bradley Silberling( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling misadventure involving 3 ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf who wants their enormous fortune
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
Dinner for schmucks by Francis Veber( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's only one thing keeping aspiring executive Tim (Paul Rudd) from corporate success. He must find the perfect guest to bring to his boss's monthly dinner party, where the winner of the evening is the one who arrives with the biggest buffoon. Luckily, Tim meets Barry (Steve Carell), a guy who re-creates famous works of art with stuffed mice. When the duo show up to dine, the lunacy kicks into high gear. It's a hilarious feast about two unlikely friends and one outrageous dinner!
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients
He named me Malala by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
WarGames by Matthew Broderick( Visual )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation
Just like Heaven by Mark S Waters( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who is much to busy to have a life. One night, she gets into a terrible car accident and dies. She becomes a spirit stuck between heaven and earth. She doesn't realize that she is dead and thinks nothing has happened. That is until she meets David, a lonely architect, who has rented her old apartment. David thinks he is going crazy when he sees Elizabeth's spirit and tries everyway he can think of to get rid of her, but she just won't go away. Although the two are complete opposites, they somehow manage to form a relationship
The ring by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After the viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring
The legend of Zorro by Martin Campbell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mask of Zorro: When a power-crazed despot schemes to buy California from Mexico, it takes two Zorros--the legendary Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) and his chosen successor, Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas), a dashing bandit-turned-hero--to defeat the tyrant's unscrupulous plans. But can their combined skills, bravado and derring-do be enough to achieve de la Vega's ultimate goal: revenge against the man who killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter and held him prisoner for 20 years?
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Commando Elite--toy action figures with an attitude. They've escaped from their boxes along with the Gorgonites, kindhearted but unusual-looking creatures. Now teenager Alan Abernathy gets enlisted to help the Gorgonites and rescue the girl of his dreams before the whole town is turned upside down
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Fishman, Walter

Fishman, Walter 1951-

Fishman, Walter Steven, 1951-

Parkes, Walter

Parkes, Walter 1951-

Walter F. Parkes Amerikaans filmproducent

Walter F. Parkes producteur de films américain

Walter F. Parkes produttore cinematografico statunitense

Walter F. Parkes US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

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Catch me if you canMinority reportThe terminalLemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate eventsGladiatorSneakersJust like HeavenThe ring