Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his roles as Donald "Boone" Schoenstein in Animal House (1978), oil company executive "Mac" MacIntyre in Local Hero (1983), pickle store owner Sam Posner in Crossing Delancey (1988), Lt. Mitch Kellaway in The Mask (1994), and glove manufacturer Lou Levov in American Pastoral (2016). He directed the short film By Courier (2000), for which he was nominated along with producer Ericka Frederick for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.On television, Riegert had a recurring role as crooked Newark Assemblyman and later State Senator Ronald Zellman in seasons three and four of the HBO series The Sopranos (2001–2002), appeared as George Moore in the first season of the FX series Damages (2007), and portrayed Seth Green's father in the comedy series Dads (2013–2014). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the HBO film Barbarians at the Gate in 1993.
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Show Me a Hero
When federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office during the worst crisis in the city's history.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn't think existed anymore.
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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness
The basis of the Broadway musical was written by a great writer. The story of the genius who created an entirely new literature is told in Sholem Aleichem. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked...
An American ethno-musicologist lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.
We Bought a Zoo
Benjamin lost his wife and purchased a large house that has a zoo in order to start his life over, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work ...
White Irish Drinkers
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty ...
The Chosen One
Paul is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his Buddhist-monk brother constantly reminds him of his flaws. Paul's life is about to change in a big way even t...
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The Good Wife
After her husband's sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce.
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A five person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citi...
Animal House: The Inside Story
There is a film about the making of Animal House.
Four ambitious and sexy women, who've been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. The...
The courtroom drama is based on the transcripts of the military tribunals. In the vein of "12 Angry Men", the film revolves around the trial of a suspected enemy combatant and the military judges who ...
Starz Inside: In the Gutter
From the moment Shakespeare wrote his first fart joke, audiences have loved gross-out humor. In this 'Starz Inside' documentary, take a trip through the history of taboo-busting comedy that began with...
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Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...
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...
King of the Corner
The man is drifting through life without a compass. His father is getting old fast, his daughter is rebelling and his wife is losing her patience. A twist of fate and some bizarre wisdom from a "freel...
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
The story of a playwright who lives in Los Angeles. He is in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. During one of his middle-of-the-night strolls, he encounters his doppelgnger...
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The Beast is an American drama series that aired on ABC. Created by Kario Salem, the series premiered on June 21, 2001 and was canceled after five episodes.
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was a tap-dancing star of stage and screen. Robinson was considered the best tap dancer of his generation in 1916. At the peak of his career, he was the highest paid Black en...
Adapted from a 1979 stage play written by Chicago's Organic Theater Company, BLEACHER BUMS details the exploits of a group of baseball fans as they sit in the bleachers of Lakeview Park watching a gam...
A father and son are working.
The short film was nominated for an Oscar.
An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs. The war on drugs becomes personal for the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy when he discovers his daughter is abusin...
In the Weeds
Martha is a waitress in New York. She is learning how to work in a restaurant. Adam is dealing with his ex-girlfriend. He is certain that he will get his big break soon. An explosion seems inevitable ...
Passion of Mind
When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan. The women are alike. William begins to court Marie....
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The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he ...
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
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Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story
Drugs, alcohol and controversy mark the author's life.
The offbeat cast and crew of a sports news show deal with professional, personal, and ethical challenges while functioning in a pressure-cooker work environment.
LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken,...
Jerry and Tom
Tom and Jerry work at a car dealership. Tom and Jerry are new to the business. Tom has to kill Karl.
The Baby Dance
Six months pregnant and living in a beat-up tiny mobile home with her family in a grungy trailer park, Wanda Le Fauve thinks she has found the solution to her problems when she reads a newspaper and a...
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion
This documentary, created for the Animal House (1978) collector's edition DVD, is composed of a collection of new interviews with the cast and crew behind the making of the film. There's even some arc...
Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friend's who owe him money.
Bob Signorelli is a private eye in New York. A night of steamy passion snowballs into a marathon of madness and murder when they are linked to a murder.
North Shore Fish
Tony Danza is the foreman at North Shore Fish. He and Flo were high school sweethearts and are currently carrying on an affair.
The life of a genius.
Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky is a 1996 American romantic comedy film about a young man obsessed with traffic and falling in love with an avant-garde dancer.
Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach
From street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, he went from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. One of the five children of a New York City postal worker was named Burton Stephen L...
A mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home is promoted to hitman. Steve is a seasoned killer. He must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together after falling in love w...
An Element of Truth
A beautiful woman uses her charms to dupe her new sweetheart and his buddies.
Stanley Ipkiss' life changed when he found a mask with the spirit of the Norse god Loki. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy charm and confidence which allows him to catch th...
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Middle Ages aired from September 3 to October 1, 1992.
The grieving eccentric Scanian clan are drawn together in a test of family endurance that soon has them at each other's throats.
Hugh Whitemore adapted Bruce Chatwin's novel for this tale of a New York antique dealer who travels to Prague to buy the porcelain collection of the late Baron Utz, only to become embroiled in the wre...
He made a promise to his father that he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. He is going to keep his promise despite not having any experience making money in a legal fashi...
The Object of Beauty
Jake and Tina are an American couple living in an expensive hotel in London. He suggests they sell Tina's Henry Moore sculpture to cover the debt when they are asked to pay a large dinner bill. They h...
A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end o...
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A Shock to the System
Graham Marshall paid his dues. He has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. Graham accidentally killed a homeless man by push...
Beyond the Ocean
A big-time businessman throws in the towel on his company just as its stock is about to be publicly offered. He tried to avoid the phone calls from Manhattan and recorded his thoughts about the mid-li...
Law & Order
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
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W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult
The war in the South Pacific, a country doctor in Colorado, and victims of industrial pollution in a Japanese village were all photographed by the legendary W. Eugene Smith. Peter Riegert portrays Smi...
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
The cast of this mockumentary is interesting. James CoCo is the head of the studio and Tony Randall is the host. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to porn, including an ultra violen...
She lives in New York where she works at a bookshop and where she meets her intellectual friends. A good old fashioned Jewish matchmaker was hired to help her with her love life after her grandmother ...
Bonnie Bedilia plays a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she had a car accident. She describes the murder but doesn't remember who was involved or where.
A Man in Love
An American film-star and a British actress are in Rome. When he refuses to speak to her father, she is angry, but later they have a passionate relationship.
News at Eleven
When Eric Ross pressures Frank Kenley to sensationalize the news, Kenley isn't pleased, and the conflict comes to a head when a local high school sex scandal hits the news. Kenley tried to find a bala...
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The Twilight Zone
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
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The City Girl
A female photographer is looking into a cult in the local club scene. She helps one of the cult's victims escape by living out some of her sexual fantasies.
Ellis Island was shown on the CBS television network in 1984. The 1983 novel was adapted for the screenplay by Fred Mustard Stewart. The story of immigrants from the late 1800s to the early 1910s is t...
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up a village that they want to build a refinery in. Things don't go as planned.
The Making of a "Local Hero" (With a Little Help from His Friends)
There is a documentary about the making of local hero.
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A young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being taken over by wealthy Native Americans.
Chilly Scenes of Winter
A bored civil servant is Charles. He spends most of his time reflecting on his relationship with Laura, a coworker who left Charles to return to her husband.
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The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They are forced to make their own fun with little help. The doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers are fond of...
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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...