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Devane, William 1939-

Works: 202 works in 433 publications in 5 languages and 14,693 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies  Crime films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by William Devane
Family plot by Alexander Lockwood ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cabbie and a psychic work together to search for a missing heir in this diabolically funny, tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller. They become involved with a larcenous jewel merchant and his "Woman in Black" in a non-stop round of mystery, murder and mayhem
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,028 WorldCat member 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 by John Schlesinger ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member 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
Jesse Stone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member 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
Jesse Stone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member 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
The Missiles of October by Martin Sheen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Looks at the tension and decision making process President Kennedy and his staff endured trying to make a firm point about Cuba while keeping the US out of nuclear war with the Soviet Union
Stargate ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member 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
A Christmas visitor ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member 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
Testament by Lyne Littman ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nuclear strike has occurred. No one knows who did it. No one knows why. A mother must hold her family together and helplessly watch as her loved ones become victims of radiation
Race to space ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 361 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
The river why ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sick of living in a home shrouded with secrets, lies, and a smothering sense of competition, Gus runs away from home and the shadow of his famous fly-fishing father. Determined to live life like he wants it, Gus makes his new home in a secluded cabin on the banks of a river where he plans to fish all day. Instead, he is propelled into a quest for self-discovery
Yanks by John Schlesinger ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From early 1942 until D-Day, several million Americans landed in Britain on their way to fight at the European front. To the war-weary British, many of these troops were "overpaid, oversexed and over here." But despite the resentment, many memorable friendships developed between the lonely American soldiers and the English women in the villages
The least among you by Mark Young ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member 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
The Bad News Bears in breaking training ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second in the series, the story continues as the Bears 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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
Space cowboys by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They had trained body and mind for America's leap into space. But when the moment came, they were replaced. Now, 40 years later, another moment has come and this time it's all theirs. These old-school test pilots whose grasp of outdated technology makes them the only ones able to repair a primitive, deorbiting Russian satellite that imperils Earth
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Alternative Names
De Vane, William 1939-
Devane, Bill 1939-
Devane, William, 1940-
Devane, William J. 1939-
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