WorldCat Identities

Yates, Peter 1929-2011

Works: 148 works in 740 publications in 6 languages and 10,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Biography  Car-chase films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Producer, Production personnel, Author, Restager , Film editor, Performer, fmd, Other, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Yates
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

112 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star witness in a controversial court case is murdered, and the police detective assigned to guard him goes after the killers himself
Breaking Away by Peter Yates( Visual )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bizarre evidence leads Kathleen on a dangerous trail from Washington's seamy underbelly to the highest levels of government. And the closer she gets to the answers, the more her life is in danger. Cher and Dennis Quaid take the law into their own hands in this daring suspense thriller where everything is revealed in court--except the truth."
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII. Both the leader of the company and his dresser are essential to each other. However, the devoted dresser struggles to support the unreasonable demands of the tyrannical head of the company, during the London blitz
The deep by Peter Yates( Visual )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a WW2 ship wreck. --
The friends of Eddie Coyle( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free
A separate peace by Peter Yates( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they are drafted. Among the students are two unlikely new roommates - Gene, a quiet, introspective bookworm; and Finny, a carefree and wildly popular athlete. Charmed by Finny, Gene joins him for a series of exciting escapades. But when Gene's grades decline, he suspects that Finny secretly wants him to fail. Fueled by anger and envy, Gene and Finny's relationship reaches a breaking point - exploding in a stunning dramatic moment that changes their lives forever
Krull by Marshall( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into a mystical time and place that belongs to neither the past nor the present, where extraordinary creatures of myth work their incredible magic, and where a horrific, beast is the ruler. This is the planet of Krull!
Don Quixote by Hallmark Entertainment( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The classic tale of a man's dream, an epic journey and one true love."--Container
Roommates by Peter Yates( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evicted from his home, gruff-but-lovable old Rocky goes to live with his grandson Michael in the young man's crampted one-room apartment. When Michael brings home a new girlfriend ... things really heat up!
An innocent man by Billy Joel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is framed as a drug dealer and sent to prison by a pair of crooked cops. He tries to prove his innocence, but everyone in jail claims they were framed
Murphy's war by Peter Yates( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish merchant seaman Murphy is the only survivor of a WWII German U-boat attack in tropical waters. He is rescued by a French oil engineer, and after recovering, decides to mend a plane and wreck vengeance on the submarine
The hot rock by Peter Yates( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious comedy about jewel thieves out to score the biggest heist of their lives
Eleni by Peter Yates( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of a mother's love and a son's revenge. Eleni Gatzoyiannis defies the communist uprise and arranges for the escape of her three daughters and son Nicola. Years later her son, Nicholas Gage, a reporter, seeks to find out the truth of his mother's death
Mother, Jugs & Speed by Peter Yates( Visual )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic and tragic events in the lives of Los Angeles drivers of private commercial ambulances [c.f. Halliwell's]
For Pete's sake by Erik Estrada( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman borrows money from a loan shark after receiving a hot stock tip. When the stock tumbles, she has to resort to more and more outlandish means to pay the debt off before her husband finds out
The house on Carroll Street( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1951 in New York City. Emily Crane appears before the U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities because she is in a group considered a threat. Subsequently she is fired from her job at Life Magazine and gets a job reading to an elderly woman that lives on Carroll Street. She notices odd things happening in the house next door and uncovers a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the U.S. of 1951. Together with a maverick federal agent she tracks the plot to the highest levels of government
Curtain call by Michel Jones( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stevenson Lowe has just moved in to a fabulous brownstone with his girlfriend, Julia, who wants to get married. But all thoughts of proposing are quickly scared out of him by a couple of grouchy ghosts who have the marriage from hell. They are Max and Lily Gale, the original residents of his newly purchased brownstone who have no intention of leaving to make room for this new couple. When Julia decides she's waited long enough for a proposal, she leaves Stevenson and his crazy ghost stories behind
John and Mary by Peter Yates( Visual )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A furniture designer and an art gallery assistant meet in an upscale New York singles bar and go home together. The next day, they individually wander around the city, wondering what their night together might have meant-- if anything. Even though both carry over-the-limit baggage from unsuccessful earlier affairs, and both are stocked with enough hang-ups to fill volumes of psychological textbooks, there's still a chance that they'll wind up together at least one more time-- and, if nothing else, learn each other's names for the first time
Eyewitness by Steve Tesich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night janitor becomes totally mesmerized by a beautiful newscaster
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The dresser
The dresserThe deepDon QuixoteRoommatesMurphy's warFor Pete's sakeThe house on Carroll Street
Alternative Names
Peter Yates anglický filmový režisér, producent a scenárista

Peter Yates britischer Regisseur

Peter Yates cinéaste

Peter Yates regisseur

Peter Yates regista e produttore cinematografico inglese

Peter Yates reżyser brytyjski

Πίτερ Γέιτς

Йетс, Питер

Пітер Єтс британський кінорежисер, продюсер

Պիտեր Յեթս

פיטר ייטס

پیتر یاتز فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

პიტერ იეტსი

예이츠, 피터 1929-2011