WorldCat Identities

Paxton, Bill

Works: 195 works in 941 publications in 8 languages and 42,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  War films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )
48 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,587 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 )
96 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,379 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 )
56 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientist Jo Harding and her crack team of tornado chasers are pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years. TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms has other plans. Jo's team is planning to launch revolutionary electronic sensors into the funnel of the tornado. They hope to obtain data to create an improved weather warning system. In order to get the sensors to work, the team must intercept the twister
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow( Visual )
43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazi's 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
Hatfields & McCoys by Kevin Reynolds( Visual )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the border between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s
Tombstone by Andrew Vajna( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,541 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 )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,434 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 )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,359 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 )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,312 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
Million dollar arm ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised nationwide competition called "Million dollar arm" where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,135 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 1,135 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 )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 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 )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,013 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
Edge of tomorrow by Tom Cruise( Visual )
23 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. With each life, Cage learns more fighting skills, so that when he and warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, they are one step closer to defeating the enemy
Frailty ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 864 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"
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 858 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 Connor protect herself from this unstoppable menace?
Big love ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een geslaagde zakenman in Utah heeft veel moeite om zijn drie vrouwen en hun zeven kinderen tevreden te houden
Big love ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 793 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 781 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
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.10 for Thunderbir ... to 0.19 for Titanic ...)
Alternative Names
Lautrec, Pete
Lautrec, Pete 1955-
Le Trek, Peter 1955-
LeTrek, Peter
LeTrek, Peter 1955-
Paxton, Bill
Paxton, William.
Paxton, William 1955-
English (407)
French (25)
Spanish (20)
German (17)
Multiple languages (10)
Italian (4)
Hungarian (1)
Polish (1)