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Riegert, Peter

Works: 137 works in 401 publications in 4 languages and 13,562 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Made-for-TV movies  Interviews  Domestic fiction  History  Juvenile works  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor, Author, Artist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Riegert
We bought a zoo ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from a memoir by Benjamin Mee, the story of how the author, who has lost his wife, and his children cope with a dilapidated zoo, dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening
The mask by Chuck Russell( Visual )
53 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mild-mannered bank clerk discovers a mysterious ancient mask that brings his innermost desires to wild, screaming life!"... [container]
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )
67 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland
Crossing Delancey by Joan Micklin Silver( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A single, independent woman is caught in a romantic quandary when her grandmother hires a Jewish matchmaker to find her a husband
The Yiddish policemen's union by Michael Chabon( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder mystery set in the imaginary Jewish homeland that is Alaska
At Middleton ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Straight-laced George and eccentric Edith, two strangers meet on their children's campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever
Barbarians at the gate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbarians at the Gate recounts the events surrounding the 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the biggest history at the time, and widely considered to be a textbook example of corporate and executive greed. This story of high stakes, betrayal, and one-upsmanship begins when RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson chooses to buy out his own company to deflect shareholder backlash when an expensive project fails. This attempt ignites a power struggle between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis, who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco himself. In this film, viewers used to looking in from the outside on high-profile leveraged buyouts and mega-buck financial struggles get an insider's perspective--and not just any insider--the man at the very top
Gypsy by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mama Rose is the ultimate vaudeville stage mother, whose blind ambition for her two daughters forces one to desert her and the other to emerge as the world's most famous striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee
Animal house ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1962, Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman are freshman in college. They want to join a fraternity. After visiting several, including the snobby Omega house, they come to a Delta house pledge party. Here they meet the handsome, but compulsive womanizer Otter, his best friend Boone, Boone's girlfriend Katy, the daring thrill-seeker D-Day, the ever responsible Hoover, and slacker Bluto. They are accepted into the fraternity and join in on the wild toga parties, road trips, and practical jokes. But Dean Wormer is determined to have Delta kicked off campus and its members expelled. He enlists the help of Omega house and its leaders Doug Neidermyer and Greg Marmalard and new pledge Chip Diller. Delta is not willing to go away quietly
W. Eugene Smith photography made difficult ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile of W. Eugene Smith as told through his photographs, interviews and dramatized sequences
Back when we were grownups by Blythe Danner( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humorous, uplifting and touching story about abandoned dreams and rediscovered destinies
King of the corner by Peter Riegert( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiftysomething and still clueless Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. Among his problems are his rebelling teenage daughter, a gravely ill father, a work protege after his job, and his wife is loing her patience and his own judgment are sinking fast. It's going to take a bizarre twist of fate and some twisted wisdom from a "freelance rabbi" to help Leo navigate the murky waters of middle age and turn his midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity
The lawgiver a novel by Herman Wouk( Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age 96, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages
Bojangles ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of extraordinary tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This is the story of an incredibly talented man who struggled with the demons of his past and the racism of his time, but still entertained millions with his unique and complex dance style
Gypsy the new Broadway cast recording by Jule Styne( Recording )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of strip-teaser Gypsy Rose Lee and her ambitious stage mother
Traffic by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traffic is a mural of a war being fought and lost. In a culture devoted to instant gratification and the quick fix, it poses unanswerable questions about greed, corruption, economic inequity, pleasure, self-medication, dependency, and addiction. The stories of a well-meaning politician with a wayward daughter, a rich suburban homemaker who sees her comfortable life hijacked by two earnest DEA agents, and a conscientious and honorable Mexican police officer illustrate the difficulties of waging this war against people who are essentially members of the family. How do you combat human frailty, human nature, and the basic human desire to take the edge off? Are we all not just doomed to repeat our mistakes, but--perversely--willing?
Surrender, Dorothy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natalie and her daughter Sara share the most intimate details of their lives. But when Sara's life is tragically cut short by a car accident, Natalie's grief is compounded by a shocking discovery: she may not have known her daughter after all. Determined to unlock the secrets of her daughter's heart, Natalie retreats to the ramshackle beach house where Sara spent her summers and camps out with Sara's friends, including longtime childhood pal Adam. But can she capture her daughter's essence and, more importantly, find a way to heal?
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoof of 1960's college life in the Delta fraternity
White Irish drinkers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert
Oka! ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-five years ago, ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno traveled from New Jersey to the forests of Central Africa to record the music of the Bayaka Pygmies. He fell in love with the people, their music, their lifestyle-and a local girl. Despite his failing health and the harsh realities of life in the village, he follows the Bayaka into the heart of the forest. A true story of strength and bravery, uniquely capturing the spirit of a people with music, humor, and love
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English (193)
German (14)
French (8)
Spanish (1)