WorldCat Identities

Dear, William 1944-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 178 publications in 4 languages and 7,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Sports films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Dear
Harry and the Hendersons ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,194 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 830 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
Wild America by William Dear ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1968 three brothers take a 16mm camera and film America's vanishing wildlife
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 656 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!
The sandlot heading home by 20th Century-Fox Chorus ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 653 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
Mr. Troop Mom ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddie Serrano is a widower trying to be both dad and mom to his thirteen-year-old daughter. Desperate to connect with young Naomi, Eddie volunteers to chaperone her troop at the Spring Action Classic at Hulka's Rock, unaware he'll be the only guy in a world of girls
A mile in his shoes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 486 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
Santa who? ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 340 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
Free style ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 331 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
Balloon farm ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons
Balloon farm ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a friendly newcomer arrives in a drought-stricken town, he surprises everyone by growing an amazing crop of balloons
Midnight stallion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 203 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
School of life ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 203 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
"Elephant" parts by Michael Nesmith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 83 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
Angels in the outfield Angels in the infield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angels in the infield. The daughter of a big league pitcher on a losing streak prays for some help to restore his self-confidence. Her prayers are answered - sort of - with the arrival of the late, almost great, Bob Bugler
Timerider by William Dear ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 48 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?
Simon says by William Dear ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and 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
Politics of love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 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 )
3 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 )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 24 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
 
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Alternative Names
Dear, Bill.
Dear, Bill 1944-
Languages
English (108)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
Italian (1)
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