WorldCat Identities

Atherton, William

Works: 129 works in 434 publications in 7 languages and 14,561 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Police films  Fiction  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Proofreader, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Atherton
The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test
Die hard 2 : die harder by Renny Harlin( Visual )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McClane is off-duty on Christmas Eve in the nation's capital when a team of terrorists, in town to rescue a drug lord from justice, has taken over a major international airport, holding thousands of travelers hostage. Amidst a blinding blizzard, McClane must race against time to defeat the terrorists and their murderous leader while also contending with an inept airport police chief, the stubborn head of the Army's anti-terrorist squad, and the knowledge that his wife is trapped in a plane desperately low on fuel, circling overhead
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everyone else wants her dead
Ghostbusters : answer the call by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler regroup to nuke the spooks in this high-spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York CIty five years ago, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them
James A. Michener's Centennial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources
The day of the locust by John Schlesinger( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer
The complete western stories of Elmore Leonard by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction features pieces written over the course of five decades and includes the author's first short story, "The Trail of the Apache."
Race to space by Feature Films for Families( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space. When young Billy, whose dad works for NASA, is asked by Dr. McGuiness to help train the chimps for the NASA space mission, he develops a close bond with Mac, one of the chimps. Billy soon realizes that something is going wrong on the mission and works in the hope of bringing Mac safely home
Frank and Jesse( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Brothers, Frank and Jesse, feel they have no choice but to seek their own justice after witnessing the murder of their younger brother
Into the sun( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the governor of Tokyo is murdered, it falls on ex-CIA agent Travis Hunter to track down the responsible terrorists. However, the plot to kill the Governor is only the beginning of a web of corruption and violence. Hunter discovers a plan by a rising Yakuza leader to build an enormous drug-dealing network with the Chinese Mafia. With time running out and the Yakuza determined to see their plan through, Hunter must thwart the operation - and get out alive
Hindenburg : the last flight by Robert Wise( Visual )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disaster of the Hindenburg is recorded in this fictionalized story dealing with the people on the flight as well as possible reason and causes for the disaster
Bio-dome( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bud and Doyle, two goofball slackers, get more than they bargained for when they are unwittingly sealed for a year inside the "Bio-Dome," an environmentally controlled scientific community
Die hard collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die hard with a vengeance: New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian, McClane careens wildly from one end of town to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game
The crow salvation by Bharat Nalluri( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrongly executed for the death of his girlfriend, Alex Corvis (Mabius) returns from the dead and sets out to find the real killer. Aided by his girlfriend's sister (Dunst) and under the guidance of the mysterious crow, he unmasks a tangled web of corruption and deceit. Alex seeks not only retribution for his injustice, but redemption for the darkness in his soul
Narrative of the suffering & defeat of the north-western army under General Winchester : massacre of the prisoners: sixteen months imprisonment of the writer and others with the Indians and British by William Atherton( Book )

15 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Richard Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young woman trying to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of her family and search for her own identity. By day she is a compassionate teacher of deaf children; by night she seeks uninvolved sexual encounters; she is challenged to integrate the various aspects of her life
Mad city by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural museum history hostage. Max Brackett, a journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about
The films of John McTiernan by John McTiernan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McTiernan talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
Jinn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shawn enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine in Ann Arbor, MI. Their happiness is interrupted one day by a cryptic message warning of a curse that has been haunting his family for generations. Shawn is skeptical until strange and then menacing things start to happen. Unable to explain the events and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel and Father Westhoff, a mysterious duo claiming to have answers
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Alternative Names
Atherton, William Knight 1947-

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Ghostbusters : answer the callThe day of the locustThe complete western stories of Elmore LeonardFrank and JesseInto the sunBio-domeThe films of John McTiernan