WorldCat Identities

Tollin, Michael

Works: 99 works in 281 publications in 6 languages and 14,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Sports films  Children's films  Road films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Anecdotes  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author, Actor, fmd, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Tollin
Radio by William L Tung( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the relationship between a prominent high school football coach in a small South Carolina town and the illiterate, mentally-challenged man nicknamed Radio whom he mentors. Although their friendship raises some eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk
Coach Carter by Thomas Carter( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances
Wild Hogs by Walt Becker( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four middle-aged men decide to take a motorcycle road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. These "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink, not knowing that the bar belongs to the Del Fuegos, a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, Woody, one of the Hogs decides to steal the bike back. Woody cuts the fuel pipes of the bikes and provokes an accident that explodes the bar, but he does not tell the truth to his friends. When they stop in the small town of Madrid without gas, Dudley falls in love with the waitress and owner of the local bar Maggie. The Del Fuegos pursue the Hogs and trap them in the town
Dreamer : inspired by a true story by John Gatins( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kentucky horse trainer and his 11-year-old rescue a horse with a broken leg. Together they help nurse the animal back to health and take it to race in the Breeders' Cup
Big fat liar by Universal Home Entertainment( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school student has to prove that a sleazy Hollywood producer stole his English class paper and turned it into a smash hit movie. With the help of his best friend, he travels to Los Angeles to squeeze the truth out of this big fat liar through a series of hilarious pranks and outrageous stunts
Hardball by Brian Robbins( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-on-his-luck gambler finds himself in debt to a dangerous loan shark. Desperate for cash, he reluctantly takes on the job of coaching a youth baseball team. The team turns out to be a ragtag group of tough-talking kids from Chicago's inner city. Now, as he must wrestles with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future
Varsity blues( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backup quarterback for a Texas high school football team must confront the pressures and temptations of being a sports star, including conflicts with his coach and his girlfriend, when the starting quarterback is injured
The perfect score( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined not to let the S.A.T. exam unfairly define their lives, six wildly different teens devise a way to get the perfect score. Kyle wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school that his girlfriend attends. Good girl Anna is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond is a basketball player who believes the exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca and lonely Roy
Summer catch by Freddie Prinze( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawnboy Brian Dunne joins an elite summer baseball league in Cape Cod and falls for a vacationing Vassar grad. Her family, however, does not think him suitable
Fastball by Nolan Ryan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter, with Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever. --Container
Chuck by Elisabeth Moss( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. Before all that, Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match
Good burger by Kel Mitchell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mondo Burgers' high-tech hamburger haven open across the street from the tiny Good Burger diner, it looks like the diner is done for, that is until Ed formulates a secret sauce that brings hundreds of new customers to their door. However, the manager of Mondo Burger is determined to get his hands on the sauce and put Good Burger out of business. Meanwhile, Ed and Dexter must rescue Otis, the world's oldest fast food employee, from the Demented Hills Asylum, and Ed might just find love with Monique if he could take his mind off the burgers long enough to pay attention to her
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guru of go: "In the 1989-90 season, rising college basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed during a game and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. Determined to play, he returned three games later, but in less than three months, he tragically died on the court."--Container
Buy me that! : a kids' survival guide to T.V. advertising( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents children with tips to keep in mind when watching T.V. commercials that advertise games and toys. Uses short interviews of children giving their opinions of commercials, and features a commercial maker revealing tricks for making food look appealing in T.V. advertisements
Let Me Be Brave : a special climb of Mount Kilimanjaro( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 15, 1990, a group of 12 athletes with developmental disabilities, ages 19 to 30, along with coaches, CBS Sportscaster James Brown, and a film production team, began an expedition to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak
30 for 30( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen documentary films on a variety of sports-related topics
Small potatoes : who killed the USFL?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1986, the upstart United States Football League had the audacity to challenge the almighty NFL, signing three straight Heisman Trophy winners and future NFL stars Steve Young, Reggie White, and Doug Flutie. In its inaugural season, the 12-team league played before crowds that averaged 25,000 and garnered respectable TV ratings, winning over new fans with its aura of fun and flamboyance
Hank Aaron : chasing the dream( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind Hank Aaron's record-breaking home run and the obstacles he had to overcome. Has footage of his baseball career and interviews with baseball stars, public leaders, and other people directly influenced and inspired by his accomplishments
The real Rocky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncover the story of the 'Real Rocky', Chuck Wepner, the man who went almost the full fifteen rounds with Ali in 1975 to inspire the Oscar-winning movie. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Champion, Wepner took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write 'Rocky', which won three Academy Awards. Wepner was left out of the 'Rocky' glory, and his career took a strange turn as he worked to stay in the spotlight
30 for 30( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 years, 30 stories, 30 filmmakers: 30 years of sports covered in 30 stories by 30 different film directors
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Dreamer : inspired by a true story
Alternative Names
Majkl Tolin

Michael Tollin Amerikaans filmregisseur

Michael Tollin director de cine estadounidense

Michael Tollin réalisateur américain

Michael Tollin regista statunitense

Tollin Mike

Tollin, Mike 1955-

Μάικλ Τόλιν

Майкл Толлин

Майкъл Толин

Мајкл Толин

מייקל טולין במאי קולנוע אמריקאי




Dreamer : inspired by a true storyVarsity bluesThe perfect scoreGood burgerHank Aaron : chasing the dream