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Spheeris, Penelope

Works: 110 works in 387 publications in 6 languages and 7,060 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Documentary films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Rock films  Punk films  History 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Author of introduction, fmd, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penelope Spheeris
The little rascals by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,680 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 )

73 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 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 Paramount (Calif.)( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 681 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 )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 514 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
The decline of western civilization collection( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981. Parts II and III were no less extraordinary and unprecedented. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time--Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Poison and members of Aerosmith and KISS--these riveting, unflinching, hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon. Part I documents punk rock musicians' deliberate reaction to the mass commercialism of music. Part II takes a fast-paced look at the Heavy Metal scene of the late 80's. Part III profiles hard-core gutterpunks living homeless in Los Angeles and their music
Suburbia( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with The Rejected, a gang of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack in Los Angeles. There the boys find a new family, but the group is tested when they become the target of 'Citizens Against Crime, ' a group of unhappy suburbanites
Real life by Lisa Stansfield( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 193 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
Senseless( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 178 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!
For the love of movies : the story of American film criticism( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 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"--Container
Five( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-and-out actor Bill Williams is hired to write a sequel to the movie that made him famous a decade ago and finds he must work with an inexperienced rich kid hired for the lead part
The decline of western civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Director of DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION and SUBURBIA comes the ultimate film about the world of heavy metal, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART Il: THE METAL YEARS. Interviews with some of the music industry's hardest rockers, like Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Performances by Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Megadeth. In the mid 80's a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife--Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian. Penelope Spheeris' THE METAL YEARS takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don't "make it." The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone's dream to become a star can't possibly come true. It's a real life "Spinal Tap" that makes us look back and ask, "What the hell were we doing?"
Wayne's World ; Wayne's World 2 by Paramount Pictures Corporation( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne's World: Wayne and Garth are friends and creators of a public access show called Wayne's World. When a major television producer sees their show and offers them a shady deal, Wayne uses his newfound fortune and fame to help a struggling rock band get a venue while Garth has his doubts about mainstream television. Wayne's World 2: Returning to small town public access TV, Wayne has a prophetic vision to host a rock concert in the middle of nowhere called Waynestock
Tommy boy ; Blacksheep( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 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 decline of western civilization( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking down barriers of expression and social mores, the Decline punks were against everything. The film documents their deliberate reaction to the mass commercialism of music
The boys next door by Panola College( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 93 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
The decline of western civilization( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles hard-core gutterpunks living homeless in Los Angeles and their music
The Decline of Western Civilization( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 66 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
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 58 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
Calling the shots by Janis Cole( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 51 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
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Alternative Names
Penelope Spheeris Amerikaans actrice

Penelope Spheeris cinéaste

Penelope Spheeris Directora de cine estadounidense

Penelope Spheeris regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Penelope Spheeris US-amerikanische Regisseurin

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