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Friedkin, William

Works: 113 works in 644 publications in 8 languages and 17,382 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Interviews  Motion pictures  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film and video adaptations  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Producer, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The French connection by William Friedkin ( Visual )
115 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two New York City narcotics detectives learn of a scheme to smuggle a large quantity of heroin inside an automobile being shipped from France
The exorcist by William Friedkin ( Visual )
83 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,396 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 )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges, a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives.--Container
M by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1,014 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
Killer Joe by William Friedkin ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 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
The hunted by William Friedkin ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 987 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 feral, survivalist state in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. There, he deliberately and elaborately hunts and kills poachers who happen to cross his path. When the FBI investigates the murders, they call in the man who taught Hallam everything he knows: retiree L.T. Bonham. As the instructor pursues his unhinged former pupil, Bonham begins to learn about key events in Hallam's life that pushed him over the edge
Bug by William Friedkin ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnes has finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, who has recently been released from state prison. Agnes is a lonely waitress with a tragic past who moves into a sleazy, run-down Oklahoma motel room with her lesbian co-worker R.C. She, in turn, introduces Agnes to Gulf War veteran, Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things don't always seem as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive
The boys in the band ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 561 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
To live and die in L.A ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Secret Service agent bends and breaks the law to nab an artist/counterfeiter in Los Angeles
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 )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 341 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?
Blue chips by William Friedkin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 314 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 )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 295 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
Sorcerer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
Making the boys ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured. Added footage includes a "nervous disorder" diagnosis, expansion of Father Merrin's arrival before the ritual, priestly doubts during the ritual, an epilogue with Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer, and a shattering staircase descent by Regan
Cruising by William Friedkin ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 247 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 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 159 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
The films of William Friedkin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 155 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
Jade by William Friedkin ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 131 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.
Hurricane Billy.
English (369)
German (18)
French (18)
Italian (8)
Multiple languages (7)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)