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Peter Appel is a Actor American born on 19 october 1959 at New York City (USA)

Peter Appel

Peter Appel
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 october 1959 (61 years) at New York City (USA)

Peter Appel est un acteur américain.


Il fait régulièrement des performances au New York Shakespeare Festival.

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Filmography of Peter Appel (29 films)

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Henry's Crime, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors James Caan, Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Fisher Stevens
Roles Larry
Rating59% 2.9989952.9989952.9989952.9989952.998995
Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose; a man sleepwalking his way through life. His wife Debbie is not happy with the situation.
Chico & Rita, 1h34
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Peter Appel, Jay Benedict
Rating71% 3.5970153.5970153.5970153.5970153.597015
In present-day Havana, Chico, a shoe-shiner, tunes his radio to the Radio Progreso station, which is playing old Cuban hits on a program called Melodies from Yesterday. As he listens, the station begins to play a romantic arrangement of A Taste of Me (Sabor a Mí) by Mexican composer Álvaro Carrillo (1921–69) which causes him to remember his life back in 1940s Cuba. In 1948 Havana, Chico and his best friend Ramón are struggling dandies in a low-life bar. Ramon arranges a double date for the both of them with two American tourists. They take the women to a bar where Chico falls in love with the band's beautiful lead singer, Rita. Chico attempts to talk to her, but an American tourist refuses to let Rita leave him. Chico and Ramón go to the Tropicana Club with their lady-friends, and sneak in through the performer’s entrance. While walking around, Chico sees upon Rita and her gentleman friend arguing. The Maitre d' overhears that Chico is an accomplished pianist and persuades him to substitute for the main event's missing pianist. Chico fills in, playing at first sight a new piece—Ebony Concerto by Igor Stravinsky. Chico, initially nervous, ends up performing the piece with aplomb, to the delight of the band. Rita finally agrees to ditch her date and flee with Chico on Ramón’s motorcycle and sidecar, along with the Americans. After a dangerous chase, the American man finally crashes into a car dealership, and the others escape. Rita and Chico leave the rest of the party and go to a bar where Chico introduces her to bebop music, which she takes up quickly. Afterwards they go to Chico’s place and spend the rest of the night together. The next day Rita wakes up to find Chico playing a new composition on the piano, which he names "Rita". As they play and kiss, Juana, Chico’s former girlfriend, walks in and picks a fight with Rita. The two women angrily leave Chico, feeling betrayed. However, Chico is still smitten with Rita and begs Ramon to convince her to perform with him for an upcoming radio contest. Ramon pays Rita to sing with Chico but after the contest, Rita leaves Chico without speaking to him. He follows her to the house of a santera, who predicts that Chico will cause her much suffering. That night, the station announces that Chico and Rita have won a month's engagement at the Hotel Nacional. A few weeks later, Chico and Rita are having great success in their performances. Rita’s beauty mesmerizes all the men, which ignites Chico’s jealousy. One of the admirers, Ron, asks Rita to his table to discuss business. He offers to take Rita to New York City to make her a star, where jazz and Latin music are a burgeoning scene. However, Rita insists that the offer must include Chico. Meanwhile, Chico has been watching from a distance and becomes jealous, believing Rita wishes to leave him for Ron. Rita attempts to explain that she is fighting for both of them to go to New York together, but Chico storms off. Rita goes to his apartment and waits for Chico, but falls asleep in the courtyard. She is awakened by Chico stumbling home with Juana. Hurt, Rita agrees to go to New York with Ron, alone. After her departure, Chico becomes depressed and he and Ramon eventually secure the means to go to New York to seek their fortunes as well. Chico and Ramón give Chano Pozo a letter of recommendation they received from his sister in Cuba. Chano is receptive and excited to meet fellow Cubans. However, he is involved in drugs and has a short temper. After discovering he was sold oregano instead of marijuana, Chano attacks the dealer, who later finds him in a bar and kills him. Chico finds work as a party musician, and Ramón as an usher at the Plaza Hotel. At one of his party gigs, Chico runs into a successful Rita again, who is hurt by the racist doubts of her fellow party goers about her upcoming film project. Chico and Rita run away in her new car and spend the night together again. The next day, Ron locates Ramón and proposes a deal to finance his artist-agency business, as long as Ramon finds jobs to keep Chico away from Rita. Ramón complies with his end of the bargain and signs Chico with Dizzy Gillespie, who gives him a gig in Paris and a European tour. Rita becomes a big film star while Chico finds a new girlfriend in Paris. One morning, while playing "Rita" at the piano, the girlfriend's dog, Lily, comes in and sits by Chico. He decides to change the name of the song to "Lily". Back in New York, despite her wealth and success, Rita is still mistreated socially due to her skin color. While being driven to a set, the radio plays a new Jazz hit that she instantly recognizes as the piece Chico composed for her. She is moved to tears when she learns Chico renamed the song. In New York, Rita goes into a bar and sees Chico playing "Lily". She waits for him outside the bar and demands to know who Lilly is. He teases her about the mystery female's identity, but finally reveals that he renamed the song after a dog. The two passionately kiss and make up. A paparazzo captures the kiss in a photograph that appears in the newspapers. Chico and Rita agree to marry that New Year’s Eve, after Rita’s debut in Las Vegas. Chico tells Ramón, who worries that their reunion will ruin his business. Ramón slips a packet of drugs into Chico’s coat, which police discover during a search after a raid on his gig at the Palladium in New York. They arrest Chico, and won't let him make a phone call to Rita, who waits in vain in a Las Vegas motel. Chico is soon deported back to Cuba. Upset, Rita becomes drunk before her New Year's Eve performance, believing that Chico left her again. Despite Ron's urging to not "spoil it all now", Rita deliberately sabotages her career by denouncing the racism of the Hollywood industry and the hypocrisy of being a celebrated black artist. Meanwhile, Chico enters Cuba right at the beginning of Castro's regime, and the new Cuban revolutionary authorities seize his passport. All venues are now forbidden to play jazz because it is "capitalist music." Disappointed with life, Chico gives up music altogether. Sixty years later, when Chico is shining shoes for a tourist, a young man rushes to him and tells him that a famous young singer and her entourage are eagerly asking for him and his jazz music. He reluctantly agrees to meet them and for the first time in years he plays his music for an audience. The singer asks him to record a song with her and Chico agrees. It becomes a big hit and takes him on a world tour, giving him success for the second time. After the tour, Chico is allowed re-entry into the United States. He searches for Rita, starting in New York. He eventually finds Ron in a nursing home and discovers that his friend Ramón has died and learns Rita is in Las Vegas. He goes there and knocks on her door and she reveals that she has stayed for 47 years in the same motel room, working as the motel's housekeeper and waiting for him. The film ends with their reunion.
The Happening, 1h26
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about education, Environmental films, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez
Roles Diner Owner
Rating50% 2.501842.501842.501842.501842.50184
In New York City's Central Park, people begin committing mass suicide. Initially believed to be caused by a bio-terrorist attack using an airborne neurotoxin, the behavior quickly spreads across the northeastern United States. Elliot Moore, a high school science teacher in Philadelphia, hears about the attacks and decides to go to Harrisburg by train with his wife, Alma. They are accompanied by his friend Julian and Julian's eight-year-old daughter Jess. Julian's wife is stuck in Philadelphia but is expected to meet them in Harrisburg. The train loses all radio contact en route and stops at a small town. They receive word that Philadelphia has been attacked by the toxin and Julian's wife was not able to get on the train to Harrisburg. Julian decides to go look for her, leaving his daughter with the Moores while he hitches a ride. However, the town has already been hit by the toxin. Succumbing to it, the driver and Julian both commit suicide.
The Speed of Life
Directed by Edward A. Radtke
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Noah Fleiss, Peter Appel, Jeremy Allen White, Louisa Krause
Rating69% 3.4625853.4625853.4625853.4625853.462585
Son titre non définitif était Superheroes. Il se déroule à New York City et se focalise sur Sammer, un adolescent de 13 ans qui de temps en temps va à Manhattan avec des amis pour voler des caméras vidéo aux touristes. Il vit seul avec une belle-mère aveugle et envisage de quitter la ville pour voir le monde qu'il voit surtout à travers les films tournés par les touristes qu'il vole.
Delirious (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Tom DiCillo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon, Callie Thorne, Kevin Corrigan
Rating64% 3.2486853.2486853.2486853.2486853.248685
Toby and Les meet when Toby interrupts a crowd of paparazzi waiting to take pictures of pop diva K'harma Leeds (Allison Lohman). Les requests that Toby go get coffee for himself and two of his colleagues. On his way back with coffee, Toby is stopped by K'harma's agents from the inside of a building and asked to see if the photographers are looking.
Confess (2005)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Eugene Byrd, Ali Larter, Melissa Leo, Glenn Fitzgerald, William Sadler, Josh Pais
Rating50% 2.5211752.5211752.5211752.5211752.521175
Terroll Lessor, a computer genius in an unpleasant job, decides to use his skills against reprehensible parts of society. Along with his girlfriend, played by Ali Larter, he gains embarrassing information on people whom he believes to be immoral and exposes this information to the public. This garners the attention of police and people who wish him harm, and results in copy-cat crimes by others who admire him.
Marci X
Marci X (2003)
, 1h24
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Hip hop films, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Charles Kimbrough, Jane Krakowski, Richard Benjamin
Rating29% 1.4578051.4578051.4578051.4578051.457805
Marci Feld, juive américaine, doit prendre la direction du label rap hardcore Felony Assault de son père Ben, celui-ci ayant subi une crise cardiaque en raison de la controverse entourant le titre Shoot Ya' Teacha de Dr. S. Pour sauver son père de la faillite, Marci tente de ramener le rappeur à plus de raison et d'adoucir son image de mauvais garçon. Au fil du temps, une relation amoureuse s'installe entre les deux protagonistes. Mais la sénatrice conservatrice Mary Ellen Spinkle promet de bannir des ondes le Dr S et ses paroles outrageuses pour toujours.
Spider-Man (2002)
, 2h1
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, J. K. Simmons
Roles Cabbie
Rating72% 3.649063.649063.649063.649063.64906
High-school senior Peter Parker visits a genetics laboratory with his friend Harry Osborn and love interest, Mary Jane Watson for a school field trip. There, Peter is bitten on the hand by a genetically engineered "super spider". Shortly after arriving home to his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, he goes unconscious. Meanwhile, Harry's father, scientist Norman Osborn, owner of Oscorp, is attempting to preserve his company's critically important military contract. He experiments on himself with a new but unstable performance-enhancing chemical vapor that increases his speed, strength, and stamina. However, it also drives him insane and he kills his assistant, Mendel Stromm. The next morning, Peter finds that his previously impaired vision has improved and his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique. At school, he finds that his body can produce webs and his quickened reflexes let him avoid injury during a confrontation with bully Flash Thompson. Peter discovers he has developed superhuman speed, strength, the ability to stick to surfaces, and a heightened ability to sense danger.
Roger Dodger, 1h46
Directed by Dylan Kidd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley, Jennifer Beals, Campbell Scott, Ato Essandoh
Roles Alert Doorman
Rating68% 3.447423.447423.447423.447423.44742
After cynical New York advertising copywriter Roger Swanson (Campbell Scott) is dumped by his on-again/off-again girlfriend, Joyce (Isabella Rossellini) — who is also his boss — his painful workday is further complicated by the unexpected arrival of his 16-year-old nephew, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg). After asking to spend the night at Roger's, Nick reveals that he has come to ask for help—in hopes of ditching his virginal status, Nick begs Roger for a lesson in the art of seduction. Embittered Roger then takes on the role of a nocturnal drill sergeant in an imaginary war between the sexes, starting Nick's training at an upscale singles bar. There they meet two beautiful women (Jennifer Beals and Elizabeth Berkley) who turn out to be less malleable than Roger expects.
Tadpole (2002)
, 1h18
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Aaron Stanford, Bebe Neuwirth, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter, Robert Iler, Kate Mara
Roles Jimmy - Doorman
Rating60% 3.0493653.0493653.0493653.0493653.049365
Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) is a 15-year-old boy, portrayed as mature beyond his years, traveling home from school for Thanksgiving. He speaks fluent French, quotes Voltaire and finds girls of his own age to be inexperienced in life. When an attractive girl from his school, Miranda Spear (Kate Mara), who is obviously interested in him, approaches Oscar, he politely brushes her off. Oscar confides in his friend Charlie (Robert Iler) that he is in love with a mature woman and plans to win her heart during Thanksgiving break.
Coyote Ugly, 1h40
Directed by David McNally
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Melanie Lynskey, Tyra Banks
Rating57% 2.853382.853382.853382.853382.85338
Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) leaves her hometown of South Amboy, New Jersey, her father Bill (John Goodman), and best friend Gloria (Melanie Lynskey) to pursue her dreams of becoming a songwriter in nearby New York City. The pizza shop where she works has a wall covered with the autographs of employees that left, hoping to make it big, and Violet adds hers to the wall.
Judy Berlin, 1h33
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn, Bette Henritze, Madeline Kahn
Roles Mr. V
Rating68% 3.442063.442063.442063.442063.44206
A schoolteacher, Sue Berlin, develops a romantic attachment to the principal, Arthur Gold, who is in an unhappy marriage with his wife Alice.
Witness to the Mob, 4h
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Politic
Themes Gangster films
Actors Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Debi Mazar, Abe Vigoda
Roles Eddie Garafolo
Rating67% 3.3983253.3983253.3983253.3983253.398325
Based on a true story, the film follows the rise of Sammy Gravano in ranks in the Gambino crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the New York Cosa Nostra that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, his turning to government witness in the legal trials of John Gotti and his life in federal Witness Protection Program.