Most widely held works about Bill Paxton
Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 2,575 libraries worldwide
Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,528 libraries worldwide
"Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home"--Container.
U-571 ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazis' top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device.
Twister ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
Scientists pursue the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
The greatest game ever played ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
Based on the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship-- at which two equally sympathetic young men, both of whom grew up economically and socially disadvantaged, go club to club in one of the most exciting and dramatic athletic events of the 20th century.
Tombstone ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday team up to bring law to the lawless in a showdown with ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral.
Vertical limit ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
When mountain climbers are trapped by an avalanche on 28,250 foot-high mountain K2 in Pakistan, a rescue team races against time to save them.
Twister ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
True lies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Harry Tasker is a top spy for the ultra-secret Omega Sector, but his wife thinks he's just a boring computer salesman. Then his two lives collide when he and his wife find themselves kidnapped by international terrorists.
The Terminator ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
In 2029, giant super-computers dominate the planet and to destroy man's future by changing the past, they send an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to kill a woman whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope. Can Sarah Connor protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Features rarely seen NASA footage, newly released photographs, CGI and actual live-action renditions of the lunar landscape.
Big love. The complete first season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
A polygamist and independent businessman lives in Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives.
Ghosts of the abyss ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Travel with a team of scientists, and Bill Paxton, 12,500 feet to the wreckage of the Titanic. Follow two mini robotic cameras as they explore the nooks and crannies of the ship, and experience the breathtaking images of the long ago glamorous ship. Astonishing footage, flawless digital animation, and ghostly re-creations of the ship's final hours are seamlessly combined to orient the viewer at an intersection of tragic past and awe-inspiring present, emphasizing more than ever the sheer scale of Titanic's gargantuan construction.
Big love. The complete second season ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container.
Thunderbirds ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Tracy Island not only houses Jeff Tracy and his five sons, but also serves as headquarters for the top-secret International Rescue organization. A criminal mastermind known only as "The Hood" manages to get past the island's security measures and trys to take over International Rescue. His goal is to steal the five most advanced rescue vehicles and use them for his own agenda. With Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, there's only one person with any hope of stopping the takeover - the youngest son, Alan, who vows to save his family and keep the Thunderbirds alive.
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 598 libraries worldwide
It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring the men home.
Mighty Joe Young ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
A fifteen-foot-tall Central African gorilla is brought to America to save him from poachers. But his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past.
Big love. The complete third season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Bill Henrickson is the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable.
Frailty ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
The Meiks brothers, Fenton and Adam, have an idyllic relationship with their father. Their world is turned upside-down when their father suddenly announces that he has been visited by an angel who entrusted him with the holy mission of destroying "demons". Now, years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death.
Titanic ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The story of a passionate romance aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic, framed by an account of a present-day salvager's efforts to investigate the ruins of the ship.
Accidents Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Apollo 13 (Spacecraft) Arizona--Tombstone Biographical films Disaster films Documentary films Drama Earp, Wyatt,--1848-1929 Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Frost, Mark,--1953- Germany Golfers History Holliday, John Henry,--1851-1887 Horror films Lovell, Jim Man-woman relationships North Atlantic Ocean Outlaws Polygamy Romance films Shipwrecks Social classes Space flight to the moon Space rescue operations Space vehicle accidents Sports films Spouses Submarines (Ships) Television melodramas Television programs Titanic (Steamship) Tornadoes U.S. Open (Golf tournament) United States Utah--Salt Lake City Vardon, Harry,--1870-1937 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Western films World War (1939-1945)
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