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Van Peebles, Mario

Works: 224 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 11,033 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Military history  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Mario Van Peebles
Publications by Mario Van Peebles
Most widely held works by Mario Van Peebles
Ali by Michael Mann( visu )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,795 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
Heartbreak Ridge ( visu )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
There are no wars to fight. But Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway, a dog-faced relic of past wars, still has a lot of fight in him. He is a Marine Corps lifer who started his last tour of duty before retirement, and sees the bumpy road his life has taken become more complicated, due to feisty recruits, by-the-book officers, and a salty ex-wife to whom he's still attracted
New Jack City by Mario Van Peebles( visu )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 801 libraries worldwide
Gangster film about a young, rich, smart drug baron who thinks he's untouchable, and the tough, street-smart cops determined to bring him down
Damages by Todd A Kessler( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
After her unprecedented victory over billionaire Arthur Frobisher, Patty Hewes has the legal world at her feet. Just as she is pondering her next move, Daniel Purcell, a man from Patty's past, throws her into a new legal challenge. What starts as a domestic murder case escalates into the highest reaches of government as Patty unearths a vast conspiracy. At the same time, Ellen is on a mission to take down Patty. She's agreed to act as an informant for the F.B.I., assisting them in their criminal investigation of Patty and the firm. As Patty unravels the mystery surrounding Daniel Purcell, she must also negotiate the perilous minefield both inside and outside her office
Jaws, the revenge by Michael De Guzman( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
The widowed Ellen Brody now finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief-stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son, a marine biologist, and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot. But just as she is putting her life back together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar Great White. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen sets out for a showdown to the death. The action and tension build rapidly to a shattering climax in this, the most incredible Jaws adventure of them all
Carlito's way ( visu )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
See how it all began, the gripping tale of the early years of gangster Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution
The First Amendment project ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Some assembly required: This film examines the protests during the 2004 Republican National Convention focusing on the disconnect between society's desire for order and the NYPD's overzealous application of force in stamping out potential threats to the placid image of the GOP's "big tent." Mainstream media downplayed the protests to the point of near-invisibility during the convention, so this portrait of articulate protesters serves as a corrective
Baadasssss! ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned
All things fall apart ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A promising football running back plans to make it to the NFL. At the pinnacle of his college football career, his dreams are shattered and he loses everything. But determination and a newly found inner strength enable him to triumph
Posse by Mario Van Peebles( visu )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Western about a mostly black posse who do battle with a pompous, racist colonel, and a vicious white sheriff who wants to take over a peaceful black frontier settlement
10,000 black men named George ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The true story of the formation of the first black-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist establishes a voice for the forgotten workers of the Pullman Rail Company, were all black porters were simply named "George", after George Pullman, the first person to emply emancipated slaves
Panther : a pictorial history of the Black Panthers and the story behind the film by Mario Van Peebles( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
De Sorte Panteres historie fra 1966-1982 og baggrunden for Melvyn van Peebles film om dem
Mama Flora's family ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Flora begins life as a sharecropper in Tennessee at the beginning of the twentieth century. After her husband is murdered, she takes her family north, where they struggle through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and the Civil Rights movement
Highlander the final dimension ( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The immortal John MacLeod is destined for a decisive battle with his ruthless eternal enemy and must make a heroic last stand if he is to rid the earth of the seemingly unstoppable Kane
Multiple sarcasms by Timothy Hutton( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Gabriel Richmond has it all with a great career, loving wife and daughter, and wonderful friends. So why is he so miserable? To make sense of it all, Gabe writes an autobiographical stage play that may just reveal the answer that was under his nose all along
Hard luck by Mario Van Peebles( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Three converging storylines involving bootleggers, a serial killer, and drug dealers. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs
That's Black entertainment ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
That's Black entertainment is a fascinating three-part series that showcases the groundbreaking work of African American talent during the early years of Black cinema
44 minutes the North Hollywood shoot-out ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In North Hollywood on a calm summer day in 1997, fifty police officers were defenseless against two lone gunmen armed with AK 47 assault rifles and full body armor. Only their extreme courage, valor and training put an end to the massacre
A letter to dad ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"Dan Donahue has finally met the woman of his dreams, but on the night he is going to propose, he is overcome by a deep-rooted anger caused by his father who abandoned him as a boy. Dan confronts his feelings of bitterness head on, as he pours out his heart in a letter to his father. As Dan writes, his life is unfolded, revealing his pain and ultimate joy, as he grows from a young, troubled teen into a strong, spiritual man. In the end, Dan's father must face his own failures as a father in a climactic one-on-one meeting with the son he left behind. Based on a true story, A Letter to Dad is the touching story of how faith and love can overcome a lifetime of pain and anger."--Container
No identity crisis : a father and son's own story of working together by Melvin Van Peebles( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
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English (143)
French (7)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
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