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Friedkin, William

Works: 338 works in 1,066 publications in 8 languages and 18,380 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Interviews  Motion pictures  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author, Producer, Performer, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, Interviewer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Friedkin
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The French connection by William Friedkin( Visual )
119 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer - small-time hood Salvatore Boca - is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get - to the mysterious 'French connection' and a final showdown between the dealers and the police
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )
95 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( Visual )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero until a peacekeeping mission in Yemen runs into trouble. He is court martialled for breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians. Childers must fight to clear his name
Killer Joe by William Friedkin( Visual )
28 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Killer' Joe Cooper is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hitman with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie as a retainer until he can be paid
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Düsseldorf child murders of 1929
The hunted by William Friedkin( Visual )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aaron Hallam is one of the U.S. military's most skilled hand-to-hand combat operatives. Plagued by traumatic flashbacks of death and destruction, he regresses into a fetal, survivalist state in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. There, he deliberately and elaborately hunts and kills poachers who happen to cross his path
Bug by William Friedkin( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely waitress trying to avoid her abusive husband and a delusional Gulf War veteran share a rundown motel room and become convinced that they are part of a government conspiracy and their bodies have been infested with bugs
To live and die in L.A ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Secret Service agent bends and breaks the law to nab an artist/counterfeiter in Los Angeles
The boys in the band ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some friends to help commemorate the event. As the evening progresses, the alcohol flows, the knives come out, and Michael's demand that the group participate in a devious telephone game unleashes dormant and unspoken emotions
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
12 angry men by Reginald Rose( Visual )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man's fate lies in the hands of 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. Fortunately, this is an open-and-shut case--or is it?
Sorcerer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
Blue chips by William Friedkin( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the brink of a losing season, a collegiate basketball coach makes a trade for talent using under-the-table money. Now he has the best team that money can buy at the risk of betraying his conscience and the trust of his ex-wife
The Leopard Man ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ghost ship (69 min.): A young ship's officer begins to suspect that his captain may also be a murderer
Making the boys ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the drama, struggle, and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. The boys in the band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers"--Container
William Peter Blatty's The exorcist ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured
Cruising by William Friedkin( Visual )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S & M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society
The films of William Friedkin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, William Friedkin talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work. Includes filmography and weblink
The night they raided Minsky's by William Friedkin( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1925 a beautiful young Amish woman leaves her strict family household and comes to New York City with the hope of becoming a dancer. There she becomes involved wtih a burlesque comic and by accident invents the strip tease
Jade by William Friedkin( Visual )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A D.A. is up to his neck in a case that may lead where he doesn't want to go. The psychologist wife of his longtime pal is bold, uninhibited and capable of anything--maybe even murder
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Alternative Names
Friedkin, Billy.
Friedkin, Billy 1935-
Hurricane Billy.
Hurricane Billy 1935-
English (408)
German (21)
French (21)
Multiple languages (10)
Italian (8)
Spanish (7)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)