WorldCat Identities

Spheeris, Penelope

Works: 95 works in 276 publications in 5 languages and 5,690 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television programs  Television comedies  History  Reviews  Punk films  Interviews  Fiction  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penelope Spheeris
The little rascals by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're all here. Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Stymie, Porky, Pete the dog and all rascals star in this hilarious motion picture hit. The Little Rascals, Directed by Penelope Spheeris, brings a whole new generation of Rascals to today's audiences. Recapturing the sense of innocent fun and unabashed pandemonium that has made the original series a classic and favorite for decades, their new adventures begin of an emergency meeting of the He-Man Woman Haters Club. Alfalfa has falling in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their prized go cart The Blur is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the who's refined, rich, and also wooing Darla. Through mischief and mayhem, tricks and ingenuity, the rascals will learn the value of true friendship, and even an appreciation of girls
Wayne's world by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

52 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne and Garth have their own public access TV show. A local station decides to hire them to do their show professionally. Wayne meets and falls in love with Cassandra, a bass guitarist, who he helps by getting her career started by using his connections
Black sheep by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every time Mike tries to help his brother Al during his campaign for governor it becomes a disaster. Campaign-aide Steve volunteers to baby-sit Mike and soon realizes he made a big mistake. When Mike discovers the incumbent is a crook he reaches a new level of destruction
The Beverly hillbillies by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate culture clash makes for a truly hilarious rags-to-riches story when the Clampett family strikes oil in the swamp behind their Ozark mountain shack. Inspired to relocate to Beverly Hills, the innocent, hard-working family is perfect bait for the swindlers, social climbers, and gold diggers who await them
Suburbia( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about "punks" or "new wavers," teenagers in revolt against their families and society
The Beverly hillbillies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instant oil baron Jed Clampett moves Granny and his kin from the Ozark hills to Beverly Hills, where the unsophisticated, decent, hard-working, trusting family are perfect marks for the swindlers, social climbers and gold diggers who can't wait to welcome them
Five( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of five short films depicting the impact breast cancer has on people's lives
Senseless( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perpetually poor Darryl (Wayans) is destined to lose his dream Wall Street job to a wealthy snob ... until Darryl volunteers for a high-paying scientific experiment that gives him superhuman senses and the competitive edge he needs! But when the side effects start, he find his chances for success sabotaged by attacks of sensory overload!
Real life by Albert Brooks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of what happens to a typical American family when a film crew moves in with them to record "real life." Brooks heads up the crew that invades a Phoenix household with disastrous and hysterical results
For the love of movies the story of American film criticism by Gerald Peary( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the raw beginnings of criticism before D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s, to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all through the insights and expertise of a diverse group of passionate film critics. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the profession of film criticism
Tommy boy Blacksheep( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy boy. Party animal Tommy Callahan is definitely a few cans short of a six-pack. But after seven years, Tommy's finally earned his diploma -- and a cushy job at Callahan Auto Parts. Returning home, Tommy gets some more great news: his dad is marrying a real "10," and Tommy will get the stepbrother he always wanted. But as fast as you can say "Who killed the keg?," the family business starts tanking. Now Tommy's got to hit the road with his dad's right-hand man, a smug numbers-cruncher. And what these two don't know about salesmanship could fill a book-- and a riotously funny movie!
The boys next door( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Alston and Bo Richards look like normal red-blooded American teenagers, but don't let their looks fool you. Together they turn a volatile and frustrated adolescent anger inside out and turn an "anything goes" weekend in Los Angeles into a violent spree fueled by an incredible and explosive rage
Calling the shots( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feature-length documentary focusing on the accomplishments of women in front of and behind the camera -- contemporary women who are directing feature films throughout the world today. Employing film clips and candid interviews with contemporary directors, producers, screenwriters and actresses, Calling the Shots shows the diversity of films being made by women today, the power structure of the industry and the women who hold such power. The film not only addresses and explores the unique contribution of women to film, but illuminates the personal side of these women's accomplishments
The crooked E the unshredded truth about Enron( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian is an ambitious 26-year-old recently hired by Enron, and soon gets caught up in the company's get-rich schemes and spending sprees, until it abruptly files for bankruptcy, leaving Brian a pawn in a failing game of corporate greed
The decline of western civilization, part II the metal years( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a documentary about Heavy Metal music including interviews with performers and examples of their performances
The decline of western civilization( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unflinching, riveting account of the punk rock phenomenon and its alienated, reactionary subculture. This fierce, bleak portrait documents L.A.'s infamous punk bands as they perform on stage and discuss their lives, music and philosophy off stage. Includes performances by The Circle Jerks, X, Black Flag, Fear, Catholic Discipline, Germs and Alice Bag Band
Balls to the wall( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Camillo, an I.T. drone at a boring corporation, wants to marry his gorgeous fiancee, Rachel, as soon as possible. Rachel wants a big dream wedding and her father, Jack, has offered to pay for it. But Jack has secretly gambled away all of his money. While following Jack one day, Ben walks into a male strip club and inadvertently discovers that he has a talent for exotic dancing. Under pressure from Jack, Ben must somehow balance his relationship with his new gig as a male stripper
Wayne's world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne's world: Wayne & Garth go from basement to big time when a sleazy TV exec offers them a network show
Wayne's world ; Wayne's world 2 by Paramount Pictures Corporation( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne's World 2 : Wayne is back, this time trying to organize a rock festival with help from friend Garth and the spirit of Jim Morrison (Doors). Meanwhile, his girlfriend's manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA. Life gets interesting when Wayne must rush from the concert to try and stop the wedding. Aerosmith are featured at the concert
Dudes by Jon Cryer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two city street kids and their best friend head west to look for the good life. On the way they come across a vicious biker gang leader and a pistol-packing beauty
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Alternative Names
Penelope Spheeris regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Penelope Spheeris US-amerikanische Regisseurin

Сфирис, Пенелопа

پنلوپه اسفیریس تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

Wayne's worldBlack sheepThe Beverly hillbilliesSenselessReal life