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Films with: Falk, Peter

Balcony
In a brothel of illusion the customers take over real power during a revolution. Madame Irma (Shelley Winters) runs the 'house of illusion' where ordinary people play out their dreams. Outside, a real revolution is in progress. For the Police Chief (Peter Falk), the brothel is the rallying point from which he can suppress the revolution. Roger (Leonard Nimoy), leader of the revolution, seeks refuge in the brothel, where he poses as his opponent, the Chief of Police.
DVD 1423
Blake Edwards' The great race
Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris.
DVD 2050
Faraway, so close!
"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin and find himself engaged in deadly combat to protect the mortals he loves"--Container. A sequel to "Wings of desire."
DVD 2059
Frank Capra's American dream
Ron Howard narrates a look at Frank Capra's family and professional life. Focus is on Capra's films and their reflection of American life.
DVD 8055
In-laws
Dentist Sheldon Kornpett is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo. Nonetheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is doing is in national interest. Sheldon follows Vince to a South American country ruled by a very odd man, General Garcia, who talks to his hand. It seems that the dictator is involved in a scheme to counterfeit and undermine U.S. currency.
DVD 6609
John Cassavetes.
"Shadows": Explores interracial friendships and relationships in the 1950's Beat-era New York City. "Faces": Richard and Maria are attempting to escape the anguish of their dissolving marriage by falling in the arms of others. "A woman under the influence": Mabel, is loved by her husband Nick, but her madness proves to be a problem in their marriage. "The killing of a Chinese bookie": To clear his debt, a strip club owner grapples with his own conscience as he must kill a Chinese bookie. "Opening night": A young woman gets killed in an accident trying to meet her favorite actress after a play.
DVD 3107
Paris, Texas
After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles.
DVD 8828
Princess bride
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
DVD 852
Princess bride
When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity!
DVD 12845
Twilight zone.
In What you need, a two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most. In What's in the box, Joe Britt sees his secret revealed and its horrible consequences on his just-repaired TV set. He frantically tries to alter his fate by confronting his wife. In The mirror, after a poor, but ambitious Central American farm worker overthrow's his country's tyrannical leader, he believes he sees assasins everywhere. A look in the mirror reveals his most dangerous enemy. In The old man in the cave, a mysterious guardian helps a tiny community survive after the Bomb destroys much of the Earth. But spurred on by the bullying outsider Major French, the townspeople become an angry mob bent on learning the secret of the old man in the cave.
DVD 1103
Wings of desire
Based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.
DVD 1785