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Hall, Philip Baker 1931-

Works: 109 works in 330 publications in 5 languages and 28,840 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  History  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Historical films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Baker Hall
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
The insider by Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more
The sum of all fears by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes ... nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives ... some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed"--Container
Mr. Popper's penguins by Jim Carrey( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Popper's Penguins is the story of a boy whose explorer father loves him but neglects him in favor of his career. Once the boy grows to sharkish real-estate wheeler-dealer manhood in NYC, he does the same thing to his wife, daughter, and son. Promised a partner position in his real-estate firm, he woos a reluctant seller to part with the Tavern on the Green. Life is going fine until his dad's final gift to him arrives. Then Mr. Popper's life changes radically, because the gift is penguins--live, breathing, fish-loving penguins. Mr. Popper, at first vexed and then beguiled by the creatures, tries to deal with them, his job, his children, his ex-wife, a nosy neighbor, an officious zoo guy, and the state of his soul
50/50 by Jonathan Levine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) es un saludable joven de 27 años que en apariencia lo tiene todo; un interesante trabajo en una estación de radio alternativa y una bella novia; sin embargo cuando es diagnosticado con una rara forma de cáncer en la espalda, su vida literalmente se pone de cabeza. Al lado de su mejor amigo Kyle (Seth Rogen), su histérica madre (Anjelica Huston) y una inexperta pero bien intencionada terapista, iniciará una jornada hacia la recuperación física en la que descubrirá que una parte fundamental del proceso es la actitud con la que nos enfrentamos al día a día..."--Envase
The shaggy dog by Gareth Davies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas takes his job very seriously -- so seriously, that his wife and family hardly ever see him. A case involving an animal laboratory finds Dave once again taking an extended leave of absence from his frustrated family. His luck takes a turn for the worst after he is inadvertently infected by a top-secret genetic-mutation serum that transforms the two-legged lawyer into a four-legged sheepdog. Though his current situation has its drawbacks, the fly-on-the-wall perspective afforded to Douglas in his newfound state alerts the well-intending father and husband that all is not well on the home front. Moved by the unfulfilled needs of his neglected family and determined to become a better father, Dave's unique new vantage point could offer just the motivation needed to bring the nefarious forces behind the serum to justice and win back his wife and kids once and for all
The talented Mr. Ripley by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ripley (Damon) is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy American shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Law). Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend (Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
The contender by Rod Lurie( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down
Zodiac by David Fincher( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. The four men most affected by the killer are San Francisco PD Homicide detectives David Toschi and William Armstrong, and the San Francisco Chronicle reporters Paul Avery and Robert Graysmith. Displays the psychological and emotional effects of the killings, as well as the endless procedural details of the investigation (handwriting experts, the "2500" suspects), the letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by Zodiac and the work of a 20+ year investigation that wears down and whittles away at any kind of normal life for Toshi and Graysmith. Both men are obsessed with Zodiac and both pay for this obsession with the hard years and loves lost and never regained
People like us by Chris Pine( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam ... is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down--he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed"--Container
Dogville by Lars von Trier( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth
Bad words( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward ten-year-old Chaitanya Chopra, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life
In good company by Paul Weitz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful middle-aged ad executive suddenly find himself working for a young hotshot half his age, who also develops a romantic interest in his daughter
The matador by Richard Shepard( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a peacekeeping mission in Yemen goes terribly wrong, patriot and war hero Terry Childers finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, his only hope of vindication rests with a military lawyer of questionable abilities
You kill me by John Dahl( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a driinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When the violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home, and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms
Cradle Will Rock by Tim Robbins( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes a kaleidoscope look at the extraordinary events in 1930s America, bringing Depression-era New York City to vivid life. Looking at a young Orson Wells and a troupe of passionte actors who risk everthing to perform the infamous musical "The Cradle Will Rock." As threats to their freedom and livelihood loom larger, they refuse to give in to censorship."
Fired up!( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shawn and Nick are stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team. They are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their schools cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women . All goes well until Shawn falls for Carly, the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
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English (152)

German (8)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

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