WorldCat Identities

Dear, William 1944-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 5,623 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Sports films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Scenarist, Collaborator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Dear
Harry and the Hendersons ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him
The perfect game ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1957, a group of poor boys from Monterey, Mexico, led by a down-and-out former major league player, win the Little League World Series
The sandlot heading home ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MLB superstar Tommy Santorelli racks up great numbers at the plate, but his attitude drags the team down. When he gets knocked unconscious by a pitch, he wakes up as a 12-year-old boy on his childhood playing field and rediscovers his love for the game
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
Mr. Troop Mom ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddie Serrano, a successful defense attorney, realizes that he hasn't been involved in his daughter's life as much as a father should. He tries to prove himself as a responsible parent by attending her Spring Action Classic mountain jamboree as the Killer Bees' 'Troop Mom.'
A mile in his shoes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autistic pitcher joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager over the course of a season
Free style ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cale Bryant is in need of someone to believe in him. Ever since he was young, he has wanted to race motocross professionally. Unfortunately, after a string of bad luck hits his family hard, the would-be champion is forced to put his dreams on hold. All that changes when he meets Alex, a beautiful girl who gives Cale the encouragement and support that he needs to get back on his old bike and get back into the game again. Now, with Alex by his side, Cale takes on the challenge of his life: to beat the odds and cross the finish line a winner
Santa who? ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What would happen if Santa Claus forgot who he was? After a tumble from his sleigh one wintry night, Old Saint Nick bumps his head and develops a case of amnesia. Now, it's up to the innocence of a young child and the know-how of a skeptical news reporter to help him find his identity and save Christmas Day. During their adventures, Santa isn't the only one who recalls the magical spirit of the holidays
School of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heartwarming tale of learning to appreciate every moment we're given. A funny and touching story about life in school, but more importantly, the human spirit
Midnight stallion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When the family discovers a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers. Kris Kristofferson and Jodelle Ferland star in this heartwarming and inspiring tale that celebrates the spirit of family and the amazing courage and determination it takes to defeat all odds
Angels in the outfield Angels in the infield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angels in the outfield. A boy, praying for his father's return, and the California Angels, praying for a pennant, join forces and learn to believe that anything is possible
Simon says ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside. They find the perfect place to camp out, but end up crossing paths with twin brothers Simon and Stanley, who then begin to knock off the campers in some extremely creative (and extremely gruesome) ways"--Container
Timerider ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lyle Swann is a champion off-road racer who accidentally gets zapped into a government time-travel experiment and sent 100 years into the past. But when a gang of brutal bandits steals his motorcycle, Swann must outsmart the local desperados and submit to the desires of a beutiful outlaw woman. Armed with only his limited wits and a map from an Exxon station, can Lyle Swann survive the wild west and get back to one final freaky twist of his future?
"Elephant" parts by Michael Nesmith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A combination of comedy, parody, and music video produced specifically as a "video record" by former member of The Monkees, Mike Nesmith, credited as originator of the concept of music video. Parodies TV ads, game shows, and film noir, among other subjects, and includes five original songs by Nesmith
Politics of love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conservative Republican falls for an Obama campaign volunteer in the time leading to the 2008 U.S. Presidental election
The foursome ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Rick Foster meets up with his buddies for a college reunion, they relive their care-free school days over a wild weekend of partying and a few not-so-friendly rounds of golf
If looks could kill ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Needing a class credit for graduation, Michael goes to Europe with the French Club. Instead, he's mistaken for a superspy, loaded up with espionage gear and given a red sports car. Now all he has to do is save Europe and graduate from high school. He's having the time of someone else's life, in this James Bond spy spoof
Holiday collection 4 movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Santa who?: What would happen if Santa Claus forgot who he was? After a tumble from his sleigh one wintry night, Old Saint Nick bumps his head and develops a case of amnesia. Now, it's up to the innocence of a young child and the know-how of a skeptical news reporter to help him find his identity and save Christmas Day. Santa Claus conquers the Martians: Martians kidnap Santa Claus and demand that he make toys for the unhappy Martian children. The Miracle on 34th Street: When the man who is hired to be Santa Claus at Macy's declares his name really is Kris Kringle, he is declared insane and put on trial. Santa Claus: Children, Santa, and Merlin the magician join forces to defeat Pitch, the Devil's minion, and save Christmas
Casper The little rascals ; Harry and the Hendersons ; Nanny McPhee : four feature films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little rascals: When Alfalfa falls for Darla, the very existence of the Little Rascals' "boys only" club is threatened
Angels in the outfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young boy praying for a father and a struggling baseball team praying for a pennant learn to believe in themselves with some heavenly intervention
 
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Alternative Names
Dear, Bill.
Dear, Bill 1944-
Languages
English (67)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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