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Duke, Bill 1943-

Works: 168 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 15,656 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Biographies  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Director, Producer, Interviewee, Author, Performer, Narrator, Collector, Restager , Other, Film editor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Duke
Prince among slaves( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi
Predator by John McTiernan( Visual )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerrilla fighters in Central America, an American soldier and his companions encounter an invisible and very deadly enemy not from this Earth
Not easily broken by Bill Duke( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and French and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of disagreement concerning what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. Clarice is hurt in a car accident and the obvious truth is that more than just her injuries need immediate attention. Their odds of making it are worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist. Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. Temptation tugs at Dave. Clarice pulls farther away. Now, they must confront whether their vows are easily broken
Mandy by Panos Cosmatos( Visual )

22 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red, a lumberjack living in the depths of the woods, has sequestered himself and his doting girlfriend, Mandy, from the world. Though Mandy is a gentle woman who spends most of her time immersed in a book, she finds herself in a life-threatening situation after being kidnapped by an ill-intentioned cult leader. When stripped from her home by a group of malicious cult members, Red sets out to avenge Mandy's abrupt and inexplicable disappearance
National security by Dennis Dugan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A.P.D. reject and major troublemaker, Earl, ends up getting L.A. police officer, Hank, kicked off the force for brutality. Now, these two guys, who can't stand each other, are stuck working together as lowly security guards. They play cops to bring down a smuggling ring - if they can stay alive and stay one step ahead of the real cops
A raisin in the sun( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in a Chicago ghetto in the mid-1950's, A Raisin in the Sun is the story of the Younger family. The just-widowed mother, her son and his wife, and the sister live together and cope with bigotry and hatred, as well as the strains of everyday living
Sister act 2: back in the habit( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoopi Goldberg returns as the lounge singer who goes undercover as a nun to help an ailing inner-city school
Dark girls( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are."--Container
Exit wounds by Andrzej Bartkowiak( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After going against orders and saving the life of the Vice President of the United States, Detroit detective Orin Boyd is moved to a new preceinct and busted down to traffic cop. Boyd's new preceinct is filled with police corruption. He becomes friends with a street-smart dotcom hustler who may or may not be his ally
Get rich or die tryin' by 50 Cent( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rap superhero is encased in muscular flesh like armor, his face is an impassive mask, he reaches out to destroy his enemies with his unique talent. Marcus is a gangster who breaks from his youthful life of crime to triumph as a rapper. Marcus's girlfriend helps him pull free the wires holding his jaw shut when he's recovered from being shot in the face. He even has a moment when a razor blade is thrown into his cell and is encouraged to kill himself. Instead, the self-reliant gangster uses it to carve his rhymes into the walls
Menace II society by Allen Hughes( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life
Hoodlum( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster refuses to let others into his numbers racket. Set in Harlem during the 1930s
Deep cover by Bill Duke( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cop goes undercover to bring down a major drug supplier with the help of a drug dealing attorney
Henry's crime( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing
America's dream by Kevin Rodney Sullivan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Long black song," a hard-working farmer invests what little he has in a gift for his wife, while back home, she falls for the advances of a traveling salesman. A small-town principal risks his career to defend a young boy's image of a black Christ painted for a state-wide competition in "The boy who painted Christ black." A jazz-joint piano player in "The Reunion" comes to terms with prejudices that have haunted her since childhood, when she is confronted by the source of her pain
Commando by Mark L Lester( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel John Matrix is retired from the army. He lives in the mountains of California with his daughter Jenny. Jenny is kidnapped by Bennett, one of John's former soldiers. Bennett's boss, exiled Latin American dictator Arius, demands that John assassinate the president of Arius's country so Arius can reinstate himself as dictator. John is put on a southbound airplane with a guard, but before the airplane can take off, John snaps the guard's neck, jumps off of the airplane, and sets out to locate Jenny. While John is tracking down Arius and Bennett, John enlists the help of a young woman named Cindy. As John and Cindy close in on the island where Jenny is being held, they are confronted by an army of men who work for Arius and Bennett. John is willing to do anything to rescue Jenny, even if he has to start World War III by himself
Sister act ; Sister act 2, back in the habit( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister act 2: Whoopi Goldberg returns as the lounge singer who goes undercover as a nun to help an ailing inner-city school
Bird on a wire by John Badham( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people forced to surface from the Witness Protection Program are being chased by their old enemies
Bill Duke's Dark Girls( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents outstanding women from all walks of life, sharing intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them. Features celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey. --From publisher description
Partners of the heart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine
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Not easily broken
National securityMenace II societyHoodlumPartners of the heart
Alternative Names
Bill Duke acteur américain

Bill Duke aisteoir agus stiúrthóir Meiriceánach

Bill Duke americký herec a režisér

Bill Duke Amerikaans filmregisseur

Bill Duke ator americano

Bill Duke attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Bill Duke US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Bill Duke yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä ja ohjaaja

Duke, William Henry.

Duke, William Henry Jr

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Билл Дьюк

Білл Дюк

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ביל דיוק

ביל דיוק שחקן אמריקאי

بيل ديوك

بيل ديوك ممثل ومخرج أمريكي

بیل دوک بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

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