Devane, William 1939-
Most widely held works by William Devane
McCabe & Mrs. Miller ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and German and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
Marathon man ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
"Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive"--Container.
Family plot ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 741 libraries worldwide
A phony psychic and a private eye search for a lost heir, getting mixed up in a diamond theft at the same time. This version has been digitally remastered.
Jesse Stone. Death in Paradise ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise's police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob.
Jesse Stone. Sea change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Jesse Stone is a down-and-out former L.A. police detective whose biggest battle is now against the bottle, as the demons of his past rise to haunt him while he drives himself to distraction by pursuing a decade-old murder case. Finding refuge in the small town of Paradise, Chief Stone reopens an unsolved murder case, digging up clues in an old grave and pursuing the ghosts of a forgotten crime. But it's not just the victim's and killer's pasts that rise up to the surface-- it's his own, becoming the chilling focus of a riveting investigation that uncovers one shocking revelation after another.
Jesse Stone. Thin ice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Jesse Stone is shot while moonlighting on a Boston stakeout, leaving his friend fighting for his life and Stone out for justice. His rogue investigation to find the shooter leads him into Boston's shady underworld. This leads him right into the bed of a Boston PD investigator, who wants his head on a platter if he continues to pursue the case. Meanwhile, Stone is approached by a broken-hearted mother who is convnced her kidnapped son is still alive.
Jesse Stone. No remorse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Jesse starts moonlighting for one of his friends after he is suspended. He investigates a series of murders in Boston that he believes are all connected to a notorious mob boss.
The missiles of October ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
A dramatic reenactment of the Cuban missile crisis of October 16, 1962. Follows the tensions and decisions faced by President John F. Kennedy during the twelve day period when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction.
Stargate. Continuum ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
An elite military unit (SG-1) must flee back to Earth when two members of their team inexplicably disappear into thin air. But they return to a world in which the Stargate--an ancient device which allows them to travel to hundreds of planets--was never discovered, and their own history has been erased. Now they must convince a dubious government and military that the timeline was altered by a powerful alien enemy (Ba'al) in order to conquer Earth, and time is not on their side.
Monte Walsh the last cowboy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Monte Walsh and his friends are cowboys and bronco busters, plying their trade in the Wyoming Territory of 1892. The advancement of civilization has all but rendered Monte obsolete, but Monte doesn't want to change his ways. But with the corporate buy-ups of Wyoming land, Monte and his friends may be forced to move on.
Testament ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
A nuclear strike has occurred. No one knows who did it. No one knows why. But the unthinkable has happened and nothing can ever be the same. Carol must hold her family together and, helplessly, she must watch her loved ones become victims of the deadly invisible radiation.
Jesse Stone. Innocents lost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
A Christmas visitor ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A family that hasn't celebrated Christmas since their son was killed in the Gulf War is visited by a soldier who bears a striking resemblance to their son.
Race to space ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 308 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.
The least among you ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation at an all-white seminary. Although encouraged to break racial boundaries by its president Alan Beckett (William Devane), the school wants black followers, not leaders. Even former missionary Kate Allison (Lauren Holly) initially rejects Richard. With a prison sentence looming, Richard meets Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett, Jr.)- "the gardener in the basement." As Samuel guides him through his many trials, Richard must choose between his dreams and his destiny.
Yanks ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
This beautifully filmed drama follows three American soldiers stationed in England during WWII and the relationships that they form with three local women: Jean, Helen, and Mollie. The relationships that blossom would affect their lives forever.
The Bad News Bears in breaking training ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Second in the series, the story continues as the Bears they must devise a way to get to Texas to defeat the Houston Toros in a game at the Astrodome, so that they can go on and play the Japanese championship team.
Payback straight up: the director's cut ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
A tough thief tracks down his former partner who tried to kill him before taking off with his share of the heist and his wife.
Alfred Hitchcock's Family plot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
In his final picture, Hitchcock weaves together suspense and humor in this tongue-in-cheek thriller about a wealthy woman who innocently hires a phony psychic to find her missing heir, a nephew given up for adoption. The psychic and her fellow con artist cross paths with another criminal couple who are involved in kidnapping for ransom. The unforgettable all-star cast contributes to an enthralling merry-go-round of mayhem, mystery and murder.
The badge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 139 libraries worldwide
A small-time sheriff teams up with a New Orleans stripper to solve a hushed murder. The closer the two unlikely partners get to solving the mystery, the more serious the threat to their own lives.
Action and adventure films Attempted murder Bars (Drinking establishments) California--Los Angeles Christmas films Cowboys Crime films Criminal investigation Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery television programs Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Fugitives from justice Good and evil Graduate students Human-alien encounters Interplanetary voyages Kidnapping victims Made-for-TV movies Mafia Man-woman relationships Marathon running Massachusetts Massachusetts--Boston Missing persons Mobs Murder Parker, Robert B.,--1932-2010 Police chiefs Prostitution Psychics Real estate development Science fiction films Sons--Death Space and time Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character) Television adaptations Time travel Undercover operations United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films Wyoming
De Vane, William 1939-
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