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Hall, Philip Baker 1931-

Works: 90 works in 279 publications in 5 languages and 27,866 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History  Television programs  Humor  Comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Philip Baker Hall
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 2,158 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 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand agrees to blow the whistle on the alleged unethical practices within the industry, and forms an alliance with veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, he starts an all-out war that could cost both men their reputations, and much, much more
The sum of all fears by Tom Clancy ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,813 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 )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax."--Container
Mr. Popper's penguins by Jim Carrey ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,664 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
The shaggy dog by Gareth Davies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,464 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
50/50 by Jonathan Levine ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen team up to beat the odds in a film that Rolling Stone calls achingly hilarious and heartfelt. Diagnosed with spinal cancer, 27 year old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) navigates the road to recovery with the sometimes overbearing support of his crude best friend (Rogen), his smothering mother (Anjelica Huston) and an inexperienced therapist (Anna Kendrick). Inspired by a true story of writer Will Reiser, 50/50 is an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man's journey toward healing."--Container
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,380 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 )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,251 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 1,156 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 )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,137 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 1,124 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
In good company by Paul Weitz ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,026 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 910 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 )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges, a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives.--Container
Bad words ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 748 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
You kill me by John Dahl ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Falenczyk loves his job as a hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank has a drinking 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
Cradle will rock by Tim Robbins ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 620 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 604 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 485 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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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.10 for Mr. Popper ... to 0.24 for Cradle wil ...)
Alternative Names
Baker Hall, Philip
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English (130)
German (5)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)