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Paxton, Bill

Works: 182 works in 852 publications in 7 languages and 38,713 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Disaster films  Western films  War films  Television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A timeless love story born of tragedy that created an international phenomenon. This epic masterpiece is destined to sweep audiences anew into the journey of a lifetime
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story. 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
Twister by Jan de Bont ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,575 WorldCat member 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
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member 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
Tombstone by Andrew Vajna ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral
The greatest game ever played by Mark Frost ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member 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
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member 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
Haywire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead -- by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary"--Container
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member 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
2 guns ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When an attempt to take down a drug cartel blows up in their faces, two undercover operatives are forced to go on the run together, though neither knows that the other is a federal agent"--Container
A simple plan by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brothers and a friend find a corpse and a bag of money in a Minnesota woods. They decide to keep the money a secret from the police but this eventually results in deceit, mistrust and then murder
Parkland ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
True lies by James Cameron ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Tasker, agente speciale dell'Omega Sector della CIA, specializzato nel controspionaggio nucleare, indaga in Svizzera in una lussuosa villa, su una nuova organizzazione terroristica medio orientale, finanziata dallo sceicco Khaled, il cui computer viene collegato al furgone dove sono appostati i colleghi Gib e Faisil. Mentre quest'ultimo copia i dati, Harry si cimenta in un tango con la bella Juno Skinner, che vende antiquariato persiano, ma deve congedarsi bruscamente perché scoperto, e si allontana facendo saltare la villa e uccidendo gli inseguitori. La moglie Helen, che lo crede impiegato in una ditta di computer, lo aspetta invano con la figlia Dana per il compleanno: il festeggiato, inseguito dai terroristi, ne sgomina alcuni nella toilette di un grande magazzino, e poi insegue a cavallo Aziz, il loro capo, che fugge in moto su per un grattacielo, e si salva gettandosi dal tetto nella piscina sottostante. Il cavallo, sottratto ad un poliziotto, si rifiuta di saltare ma salva la vita ad Harry, sospeso nel vuoto. Questi invita la moglie a pranzo per farsi perdonare ma scopre che costei si consola con Simon, un venditore d'auto che per conquistare le donne frustrate finge di essere un agente. Con la sua squadra Harry irrompe nella roulotte dove l'uomo ha tentato invano di sedurre Helen, e terrorizza in un interrogatorio costei fingendo di ingaggiarla in una missione dove, per collocare una microspia, deve sedurre un misterioso voyeur, che è lo stesso Harry, che usa una registrazione per suggerire alla moglie movenze erotiche. Mentre Harry svela il trucco e viene malmenato dall'infuriata consorte, i terroristi li sequestrano, e li portano in un'isoletta della Florida, da cui però riescono, dopo una furibonda lotta e peripezie varie, a liberarsi, mentre l'isoletta, come minacciato da Aziz, che possiede un'ogiva nucleare russa ottenuta con la collaborazione di Juno, salta in aria. Il terrorista ha però rapito la figlia di Harry, Dana, e minaccia di far saltare
Frailty ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member 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
The Terminator by James Cameron ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member 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 protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Big love ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member 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
Big love ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member 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 by Jonathan Frakes ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 744 WorldCat member 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
Big love ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member 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
Big love ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For years, Bill Henrickson wished for a world free from the corrupt 'Prophet' of Juniper Creek, Roman Grant. Now that Roman appears to be out of the picture, Bill and his family can breathe easily, or can they? Season 4 continues the Henricksons' story, as Bill launches another business venture: a Mormon-friendly casino. At the same time, Bill eschews a chance to seize the Prophet mantle at Juniper Creek in favor of an even more high-profile calling: running for State Senate in Utah
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Alternative Names
Lautrec, Pete
Lautrec, Pete 1955-
Le Trek, Peter 1955-
LeTrek, Peter
LeTrek, Peter 1955-
Paxton, Bill.
Paxton, William
Paxton, William 1955-
English (375)
French (26)
Spanish (20)
German (12)
Multiple languages (5)
Italian (4)
Polish (1)