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Riegert, Peter 1947-

Overview
Works: 146 works in 549 publications in 4 languages and 16,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  College life films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Crime films  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Contributor, Other, Author, Artist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Riegert
We Bought a Zoo by Cameron Crowe( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: 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 )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered bank clerk becomes a superhero when he puts on a mystical mask
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

90 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,278 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
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A madcap spoof of 1960s college life that follows the outrageous adventures of the Delta House fraternity
American pastoral by Ewan McGregor( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to an ex-beauty queen, Dawn. When Swede and Dawn's daughter disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede's perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense out of the chaos
At Middleton( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 858 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
Crossing Delancey by Joan Micklin Silver( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize winner Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay comes an equally dazzling, original, and imaginative work of fiction. For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descen-dants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka Dis-trict have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex fron-tier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown. But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life-and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder-right under Landsman's nose. Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage-and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an hom-age to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 626 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( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 573 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
Show me a hero by Paul Haggis( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future
National Lampoon's Animal house( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 450 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
Back when we were grownups by Blythe Danner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous, uplifting and touching story about abandoned dreams and rediscovered destinies
W. Eugene Smith : photography made difficult by Gene Lasko( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of W. Eugene Smith as told through his photographs, interviews and dramatized sequences
King of the corner by Peter Riegert( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 303 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
Traffic( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 276 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?
The lawgiver : a novel by Herman Wouk( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 263 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
Surrender, Dorothy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 253 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?
Gypsy : original soundtrack recording by Jule Styne( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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National Lampoon's Animal house
Alternative Names
Peter Riegert aktor amerykański

Peter Riegert Amerikaans acteur

Peter Riegert attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Peter Riegert cinéaste américain

Peter Riegert US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Riegart, Peter 1947-

Πίτερ Ρίγκερτ Αμερικανός ηθοποιός και σκηνοθέτης

Питер Ригерт

Питър Рийгърт

פיטר ריגרט שחקן אמריקאי

پیتر ریجرت بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

피터 리거트

ピーター・リーガート

彼得·瑞格

Languages
English (281)

German (18)

Spanish (9)

French (9)

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Local heroNational Lampoon's Animal houseThe Yiddish policemen's unionGypsyW. Eugene Smith : photography made difficultTraffic