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Penn, Christopher

Overview
Works: 184 works in 492 publications in 6 languages and 16,918 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Gangster films  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Penn
Reservoir dogs by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

103 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is [an undercover police officer]. But which one?"--Container
Pale rider by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown stranger rides into a California Gold Rush town and gets caught in the middle of a feud between the mining syndicate and independent miners
Starsky & Hutch by Todd Phillips( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dos policías no uniformados deben trabajar juntos en su primer gran caso. Se trata de atrapar a un narcotraficante que inventó una sustancia no detectable
Footloose by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality
Murder by numbers by Barbet Schroeder( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unlikely high school friends execute a 'flawless' murder with the hopes of using the established forensic rules to help them get away with it. A female detective with a history begins to see through their veil of misdirection
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Rush hour by Brett Ratner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven year old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a New York cop (Chris Tucker) - a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way
After the sunset by Brett Ratner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last incredibly succesful heist. Moving to the Bahamas to reside in their own tropical paradise, the pair's old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is a ocean liner called the "Diamond Cruise" and Stan is convinced that they're not really retired at all, and that this is just the next set up. While Lola is busy settling into their new life, Max is contemplating whether or not to steal the famous Napoleon diamond
To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar by Beeban Kidron( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and German and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route from New York City to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema, Vida and Chi Chi are stranded in a tiny Midwestern town when their 1967 Cadillac breaks down. When their glitz and glamour wake up the sleepy local citizens, the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend
Rumble fish by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street punk worships his older brother, who is the leader of a gang. Includes commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola, deleted scenes, the making of the movie, and 'Don't Box Me In' music video
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Corky Romano( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corky is an oddball veterinarian with a penchant for pop music from the '80s. As a youth, he was kicked out of his Mafia-connected family. Now his father has been indicted and needs Corky to infiltrate the FBI and steal the government's evidence against him. Corky is willing to help his family, but his brothers go overboard when intimidating the computer hacker who gets Corky's bogus application into the FBI academy, presenting him as a super agent named Pissant. Now Corky must live up to his reputation for an eminently qualified top cop while simultaneously trying to get the goods on his dad
Stealing Harvard by Bruce McCulloch( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John leads a simple and happy life. He has a beautiful fiancée and has a job in his future father-in-law's company. Everything is great until his favorite niece surprises him with her acceptance to Harvard University and he is reminded of a long forgotten oath he made to foot the bill. Desperate, John turns to his best friend for help. It is decided that they must turn to a temporary life of crime to raise the cash needed
The Darwin awards( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on four best-selling non-fiction books of over 700 Darwin Award cases, an insurance claims investigator teams up with a forensic detective to investigate potential Darwin Award cases. Winners are saluted for the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways
Beethoven by Brian Levant( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopted by the Newton household's three children, an adorable little St. Bernard puppy grows into 185 pounds of disaster-prone trouble; There's trouble in the heir when Beethoven becomes the proud father of four pups, each one an adorable but mischievous bundle of joy; When two bumbling thieves threaten the safety of his family on vacation, Beethoven sets out to put a bit on the bad guys
The funeral by Abel Ferrara( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1930s, a powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses
Mulholland Falls by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What begins as a simple murder case, turns into a politically embroiled tug of war. Several clues seem to lead towards a restricted government post in the Nevada desert where nuclear bombs are being tested for military use
Holly( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, Cambobia. Patrick is an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts who has been living in Cambodia for years. He encounters Holly, a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. Sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute. Holly's virginity makes her a lucrative prize. She is sold to a child trafficker. Patrick embarks on a frantic search to bring her to safety
Deceiver( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller, charged with unbridled suspense and powerful peformances. An edge-of-your-seat mystery that delves into the chilling. murky depths of truth and deception
Best of the best( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in French and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young men are selected as members of the U.S. National Karate Team. Each teammate has his own reason for competing; however, they soon discover that in order to function as a team, they must put aside their differences and learn to depend upon each other. Together they enter an exhausting training period that puts their mental and physical skills to the ultimate endurance test. After three months of grueling workouts and personal conflicts they are ready to face the highly skilled Korean team and become true champions
 
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Penn, Chris

Penn, Chris 1962-2006

Penn, Chris 1965-2006

Penn, Christopher

Penn Christopher 1965-2006

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Pale riderStarsky & HutchFootlooseMurder by numbersShort cutsRush hourRumble fishFaerie tale theatre