Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He was the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda. He was a part of the counterculture of the 1960s.Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Rider (1969), and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ulee's Gold (1997). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Fonda also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999).
Fonda was married three times, he first married Susan Brewer in 1961; together they have two children, Bridget and Justin. They divorced in 1974 after thirteen years of marriage. Fonda married his second wife Portia Rebecca Crockett, in 1975. The marriage lasted for thirty-six years until they divorced in 2011. Fonda married his third and final wife Margaret DeVogelaere, in 2011. The marriage lasted for eight years until Fonda's death in 2019.
Fonda was born on February 23, 1940, in New York City, the only son of actor Henry Fonda (1905–1982) and his wife Frances Ford Seymour (1908–1950); his older sister was actress Jane Fonda (born 1937). He and Jane had a half-sister, Frances de Villers Brokaw (1931–2008), from their mother's first marriage. Their mother committed suicide in a mental hospital when Peter, her youngest, was ten, although he did not discover the circumstances or location of her death until he was 15 years old.On his eleventh birthday, he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen and nearly died. He went to the Indian hill station of Nainital and stayed for a few months for recovery. Years later, he referred to this incident while with John Lennon and George Harrison while taking LSD. He said, "I know what it's like to be dead." This inspired The Beatles' song "She Said She Said".Peter attended the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Class of 1954. He then matriculated to Westminster School, a Connecticut boarding school in Simsbury, where he graduated in 1958.Once he graduated, Fonda studied acting in Omaha, Nebraska, his father's home town. While attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Fonda joined the Omaha Community Playhouse, having been recruited by Marlon Brando's mother.
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The Last Full Measure
The true story of a Vietnam War hero. Pitsenbarger is a U.S. The medic saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request ...
Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970
In 1970, three years following his death from Huntington’s disease, an all-star cast of musicians gathered at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl to pay homage to iconic folk songwriter Woody Guthrie. A...
You Can't Say No
Just days from signing divorce papers, Hank andAlexandra play a game with only one rule in mind: no matter what they ask each other to do, they can't say no.
Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Lefty Brown has been with Eddie Johnson his entire life. When Eddie is killed by a rustler, lefty must confront the realities of frontier justice.
The Most Hated Woman in America
The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair is told from her controversial rise to her death.
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Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond
Pierre Filmon met Vilmos Zsigmond, a legendary American cinematographer. The journey was with the shadowmaker and his friends.
Ride with Norman Reedus
The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the coun...
Jesse James: Lawman
A small town is overrun by criminals. The gang's leader controls them according to the Mayor. The sheriff wants to stop the evil plans of the gang by hiring Jesse James. The winner goes to the town wi...
In the aftermath of the oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, sca...
The Ultimate Life
Despite his best intentions, the billionaire doesn't have enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. He is transported back to Red Stevens' world when he discovers his late grandfather's journ...
As Cool as I Am
A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents.
During the American Civil War, a family is torn apart.
House of Bodies
While patronizing a voyeuristic Web site that's based in a house where a serial killer once lived, a hearing-impaired boy begins to suspect that the site's violence is more than just make-believe.
Maryann is moving in with her grandparents. She sets out to befriend a bed-ridden boy despite his mother's disapproval. Maryann's persistence pays off and she discovers some really bad things in the h...
A former naval intelligence officer trained in black ops and tasked with tracking down the most wanted Terrorist in the world has gone rogue, realizing his mission has been compromised by his own chai...
The famous Los Angeles street is the subject of a documentary.
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited
The Beatles' controversial 1967 film features previously unseen archive footage.
SMITTY is a film about a dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer where he crosses paths with a dog. ...
The Big Fix
One of the greatest environmental coverups in recent history has been uncovered by The Big Fix. The Big Fix won the International Film and Water Festival and the Italian Environmental Film Festival.
The Trouble with Bliss
The man is called Michael C. He wants to travel but has no money, he needs a job but has no prospects, and his mother's death has left him emotionally walled up. Morris discovers his static life unrav...
Off The Boulevard
Off The Boulevard is a story of art and heart; and the struggle it takes to believe in your dreams. It is an entertaining and informative Documentary Feature about seven artists: two Musicians, two Fi...
A chronicle of the long career of Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new tal...
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
In this film, childhood friends come face to face with the demons of rock and roll on a cross-country road trip that compelled them to face their past, present, and future. His follow-on album bomb ca...
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In order to find his father's killer, Steve McGarrett returns to Oahu. He was offered the chance to run his own task force. Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua are part of Steve's...
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James
Frank James splits the gang up after Jesse James is wounded by a bullet. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic shoot...
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Murphy andConnor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston, because they were framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest.
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
The friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. The Soviets cracked down on the Hungarian Revolution with film school equipment. They broke into the mainstream with the...
Journey to the Center of the Earth
In the late 1870's, a woman hires an anthropologist to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.
Code name Japan is a contract killer on a job. Accustomed to staying in hotels, Japan finds himself jet-lagged in the middle of the night and forced to eat in the hotel restaurant, room service being ...
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A self-loathing alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while fighting sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and seeming inability to avoid maki...
In order to save his father's life, Johnny Blaze sold his soul to Mephistopheles and Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting repo...
3:10 to Yuma
Ben Wade and his gang of thieves and murderers were notorious in Arizona in the late 1800s. When Wade is captured, Dan Evans, a Civil War veteran who is struggling to survive on his ranch, will volunt...
Spirit of Vengeance: The Making of 'Ghost Rider'
This is a three part documentary. Behind the scenes materials and interviews are included in the three spirit of vengeance, adventure and execution. The program starts with information about bringing ...
The Gathering is a mini series directed by Bill Eagles. On October 13, 2007, this was shown on Lifetime Television.
Becoming John Ford
John Ford is best known for re-inventing the Western and is considered one of America's greatest directors.
Four suburban bikers are ready for an adventure and head out on the open road. They cross paths with a group of bikers from New Mexico.
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The One Show
A magazine-style daily television programme is broadcasted on the UK's most popular television channel. The programme is hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday to Thursday and Chris Evans on ...
Cobrador: In God We Trust
1) globalization of violence, violence of globalization? 2) serial killers, social killers? 3) a mine in brazil some murders in new york others in miami how are they connected? 4) "who's putting dynam...
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A science conference is held in Australia. Austin Shepard disappears. Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson, and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an at...
An international science conference is held in Australia. Austin Shepard disappears. Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson, and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending c...
Harley-Davidson: The Spirit of America
Hop on a Harley for this tour of the nation's highways and byways with other motorcycle enthusiasts by your side. This documentary examines the cult of Harley-Davidson and its followers, who traverse ...
Nice to Meet You, Please Don't Love Me!
A documentary on Asia Argento, made during the making of "the Heart is Deceitful Above All Things." Cinema has always been a part of her life, so much so that she cannot separate her childhood souveni...
Back When We Were Grownups
A 53-year-old widow thinks she has been turned into the wrong person in this tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck runs a business and cares for her large family. Beck embarked on a journey, st...
John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies
Interviews with John Carpenter and his associates are chronicled.
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
YoungJeremiah lives in a stable environment with loving foster parents until his troubled mother, Sarah, returns to claim him. In his mother's world of drugs, seedy hotels, strip joints, and revolving...
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
The director was the star of the movie when it was called New Hollywood.
The Maldonado Miracle
A story about a dying town in need of hope until a young boy gives them something to believe in.
The Laramie Project
In the aftermath of Matthew Shepard's murder, "The Project" is set in Wyoming. In order to create a stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project tra...
A grizzled North Dakota rancher goes to the big city to see his daughter and ends up bonding with her grandson. Charles is trying to get him help for a serious health issue. With the help of his frien...
A man opens a small-town bookstore in order to escape his connections to a mobster, but is drawn back to his dark past by a mysterious woman.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Mr. The magic gold dust that allows conductor to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island is critically low. He doesn't know how to get more. The diesel engines are attacking Thomas. Getting mo...
South of Heaven, West of Hell
The Tucson territory was desolate in the early 1900s. His family visits on Christmas Eve. He has to confront his past sins. They are from the U.S. The Henry Clan has hit a small town in the desert in ...
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Born to the Wind
Imagine sailing around the world on your own. For eight months, you are surrounded by seas and skies. You have the responsibility of navigation, repair and survival.
Wilson is an English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Wilson went to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece t...
The Passion of Ayn Rand
The author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" is in a relationship. Those close to her were upset.
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...
Me and Will
Two women love motorcycles. When they discover they've both wanted to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in search of...
Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage
The subject of a documentary is Easy Rider.
Shakespeare's classic is set in the Civil War.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise
A taping of the American Film Institute's special honoring the achievements of film director Robert Wise.
Welcome to Hollywood
A film director decides to chart the course of a young actor as he tries to make it in Hollywood.
An elderly Vietnam vet has to save his daughter-in-law from killers.
His troubles are catching up with him quicker now that he's back in town clowning in the rodeo. Yoakam plays Kidder, a "painted hero" who's at his best when he's taunting the meanest bulls in the busi...
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E! True Hollywood Story
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
Don't Look Back
Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. He wants to turn his life around. The gang...
Escape from L.A.
Los Angeles has been turned into an island by a temblor. Los Angeles is thrown out of the country and made a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes by the president. Snake was tapped to s...
Born to Be Wild: The Story of Easy Rider
Interviews with the major contributors of the film are included in the documentary.
A group of people are at a festival. Matthew Harrison, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes, Greg Araki, Atom Egoyan, James Gray, Robert Redford, Haskell Wexler, among many others. Amy is the co-director. 1...
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The story is about a vampire in New York City. In the wake of their father's death, members of a family of vampire are trying to come to terms with each other. They are being hunted. The nephew of Van...
Molly and Gina
The private detective had a secretary named Molly. Gina saw the shooting that killed her boyfriend. They wanted the culprits to be brought to justice.
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Love and a .45
Watty Watts and Billy Mack Black are trying to rob a store. Watty goes on the run with his girlfriend. Until there are more people on their trail, the fugitive couple gets a lot of media attention. Ca...
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle
A documentary celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co., with news footage, film clips, and interviews with various celebrities who are Harley-Davidson owners.
Warren Oates: Across the Border
A retrospective of the work of the late actor Warren Oates, with clips from his films and interviews with cast and crew members who worked with him.
Mack is a private investigator. Someone is trying to get them. Can the pieces of the puzzle be put together?
Bodies, Rest & Motion
In a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of something. Something else. Carol encouraged Beth to accept Sid's affections.
After he accidentally killed his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. Joe is drawn ...
The Rose Garden
A man is arrested in Germany for attacking another man. The attacker is silent. He has appointed a female lawyer. The man who attacked the German officer had numbers tattooed on his arm.
In the 19th century, a drifter named Hawken saved a young Shawnee woman named "spirit" from a group of Shawnee Indians in Tennessee. After taking up residence with an old fur trapper and an old friend...
The son of a man. Peter Fonda looked at the history of decency standards in movies.
A Reason to Live
When his wife says she wants to divorce him, he starts thinking about taking his own life. Alex tries to prevent his father from doing so by trying to give him a reason to live.
In the wake of a courtroom shoot-out, prostitutes and minor offenders end up on the run together.
A movie about little Marianne's life in a little German village 1943-1950. The peace comes in the shape of an American soldier who brings chewing gum to all the children, a soldier they call Mr. Fried...
Dance of the Dwarfs
An anthropologist and an alcoholic helicopter pilot discover a race of reptile men in the jungles of South America.
It's All Right, My Friend
E.T's novel is a parody of films like Superman. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a movie.
A huge serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation.
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Wanna bet, that..?
It was a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It is the most popular Saturday show in Europe. The British show You Bet! was based on the format of the American show. There are s...
The Cannonball Run
Brock Yates organized the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash to protest the 55 mph speed limit in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for a man. Cannonball Baker rode his motorcycl...
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Beaudray Demerille was a vagabond who lived in the American Southwest of the 1950s. Wanda Nevada, a fiery 13-year-old, brings him unwanted spoils from his latest victory. Beaudray tries to ditch Wanda...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.
When a rash of targeted hijackings threatens to derail the independent trucking business, rig driver "Iron" Duke and his visiting friend Rane put the brakes on the bad guys by taking the law into thei...
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An evil corporation is trying to force farmers and ranchers in Arkansas to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The Hunter family is fiercely proud and stubborn. Several casualties resu...
The head of company security fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly becomes unpopular with the daughter of the mine administrato...
Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park. Reporters are invited to review the park for publicity purposes. Browning was given a cl...
Race With the Devil
Two couples are in an R.V. After witnessing a murder during a satanic ritual, people from Texas to Colorado are afraid.
92 in the Shade
A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and tries to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Vietnam vets have become conditioned to violence and have developed psychotic tendencies. They abduct people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. A revenge is being planne...
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Two lovers are being chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.
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Not So Easy
There is a film about motorcycle safety.
A group of young researchers are trying to save their project. An eco-crisis disaster has affected the area around their lab. There is an abandoned freight train that may be full of corpses. One of th...
Evan is a deserter from the Vietnam war and is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets a beautiful model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris wor...
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The Hired Hand
After drifting with his friend, Arch, Harry Collings returned to his farm. His wife reluctantly allows him to stay, even though she had given up on him. Harry has to make a difficult decision about hi...
The Last Movie
A film shoot goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with a local prostitute. The loc...
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Spirits of the Dead
The short story "Toby Dammit" is adapted by three directors and features a disheveled and drunk English movie star who is accepted by the Italian press and his producers. A Mediveal countess who has a...
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett.
The New Cinema
Between the French La Nouvelle Vague and the Italian Neorealismo, Europe had been undergoing a continuous cinema transformation since the 1950s, while the American studio system groaned under its own ...
The Wild Angels
A motorcycle gang arrives in a small town in search of a motorcycle that has been stolen by a rival gang, but is pursued by the police, and one of its members is injured, an event that will cause an o...
The story of a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her and restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemi...
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Tammy and the Doctor
Tammy becomes a nurse's aide, works in a hospital, cares for an old rich woman, and causes romantic commotion in the life of a doctor. The man is named Mark.
Channing is an American drama series that aired on American Broadcasting Company from September 18, 1963 to April 8, 1964. The series depicted life at fictitious Channing College, with Jason Evers in ...
Arrest and Trial
Arrest and Trial is a 90-minute American crime/legal drama series that ran during the 1963-1964 season on ABC, airing Sundays from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern.
The story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany at the end of World War II.
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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.
The Merv Griffin Show
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The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as ne...
The New Breed
The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes.
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Naked City was a police drama series that aired on the ABC network. In 1997, the episode "Sweet Prince of Delancey Street" was ranked as one of the 100 greatest episodes of all time by TV Guide.
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The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.
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Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
Oren, a skateboarder in a future world, discovers that he is a descendant of the Greek god Zephyrus and is thrust into battle with a society that wants to turn the outside world into hell on earth.