WorldCat Identities

Duke, Bill 1943-

Works: 103 works in 379 publications in 6 languages and 13,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Science fiction films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Biography  Historical films  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Producer, Interviewee, Author, Narrator, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Duke
Prince among slaves by PBS( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,296 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
Predators by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waging an all-out war against an unseen enemy, a force more powerful and deadly than any on Earth. That is because this predator is not of this Earth
Sister act by Man Xue( Visual )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoopi Goldberg returns as the lounge singer who goes undercover as a nun to help an ailing inner-city school
Not easily broken by Bill Duke( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 876 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
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A $10,000 insurance benefit creates conflicting dreams within a Chicago ghetto family. Son, Walter Lee wants to start his own business while his mom wishes to spend her days in a little house of her own. Their love a bond, their warmhearted humor a breath of fresh air, their tenative hold on dignity - their lifeline. A family caught between the reality of their surroundings and a chance at a piece of the American dream
Exit wounds by Andrzej Bartkowiak( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 582 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 Jim Sheridan( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 567 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
Dark girls( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 500 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
America's dream by ( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 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
Menace II society by Allen Hughes( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 472 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
Henry's crime( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 459 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
Deep cover by Bill Duke( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s New York, two gangs struggle for the control of illegal gaming
Partners of the heart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 352 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
American gigolo by Paul Schrader( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young gigolo's life turns deadly when one of his clients is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect
Commando by Mark L Lester( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 311 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
The seven spiritual laws of success by Deepak Chopra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deepak Chopra presents seven principals for attaining success and overcoming life's obstacles
Bill Duke's Dark Girls by Bill Duke( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark-skinned women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and over seventy-five other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them."
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Not easily broken
Alternative Names
Bill Duke acteur américain

Bill Duke americký herec a režisér

Bill Duke Amerikaans filmregisseur

Bill Duke attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Bill Duke US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Duke, William Henry Jr

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