Search results for "Peter Falk"


Happy New Year (1987)

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Tracy Brooks Swope

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Fred Draper  •  Lady Rowlands

American Cowslip (2010) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Sep 2010

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

Checking Out (2006) RT 43% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Dec 2006

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jeff Hare
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Cookie (1989)

Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Mikey and Nicky (1976) RT 85% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2004

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ned Beatty  •  Rose Arrick

Murder by Death (1976) RT 65% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Opening Night (1977)

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Joan Blondell

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Hope Lange  •  Peter Falk




Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964) RT 44% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2002

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis, Jr.  •  Bing Crosby

The Great Muppet Caper (1981) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jul 2001

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Family
DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

The Great Race (1965)

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Tony Curtis  •  Natalie Wood  •  Peter Falk

The In-Laws (1979) RT 90% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2003

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Alan Arkin  •  Penny Peyser  •  Ed Begley, Jr.

The Player (1992) RT 98% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 1997

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

The Princess Bride (1987) RT 97% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 1999

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

The Thing About My Folks (2005) RT 45% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Paul Reiser  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Undisputed (2002) RT 48% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ving Rhames  •  Peter Falk  •  Michael Rooker

Wings of Desire (1987) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Otto Sander  •  Solveig Dommartin  •  Curt Bois

Vibes (1988)

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands