WorldCat Identities

Friedkin, William

Works: 279 works in 780 publications in 9 languages and 16,162 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Legal films  Film noir  Police films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Car-chase films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author, Producer, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, Performer, Illustrator, Editor, Interviewer, fmd, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Friedkin
The French connection by William Friedkin( Visual )

138 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,007 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 )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her, and two priests, one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith, joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. Original theatrical version
Killer Joe by William Friedkin( Visual )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 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 )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compulsive child-murderer who evades capture by police is eventually tracked down and then placed on trial by the criminal underworld
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Du Vietnam au Liban, le colonel Terry Childers a combattu sur tous les fronts. Vénéré par ses hommes, il est presque devenu une légende. Aussi, quand l'ambassade américaine au Yemen est cernée par des émeutiers, le secrétariat d'Etat le charge de son évacuation. Sur place, la situation prend le colonel Childers de court
Bug by William Friedkin( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 793 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 )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and German and held by 585 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 by William Friedkin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fearless Secret Service agent working the underside of Los Angeles will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
The hunted by Benicio del Toro( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 458 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
Sorcerer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 376 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 330 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 by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 306 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
Cruising by William Friedkin( Visual )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 305 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
William Peter Blatty's The exorcist( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and French and held by 282 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?
Making the boys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 275 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
The night they raided Minsky's by William Friedkin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 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 exorcist the complete anthology( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete anthology of all six Exorcist films, including the original, a longer version of the original, 2 sequels and 2 prequels
The People versus Paul Crump( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Crump, who robbed the Chicago stockyards on March 20, 1953, with four other black men, shot one guard to death. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. William Friedkin met Crump in the Cook County Jail. Friedkin was impressed by the "model prisoner", Crump. Friedkin produced this documentary as an impassionate plea for Crump's return to society
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Alternative Names
Friedkin, Billy.

Friedkin, Billy 1935-

Hurricane Billy.

Hurricane Billy 1935-

William Friedkin Amerikaans filmregisseur

William Friedkin cineasta estadounidense

William Friedkin réalisateur, scénariste et producteur américain

William Friedkin regista statunitense

William Friedkin reżyser amerykański

William Friedkin US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

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