WorldCat Identities

Dear, William 1944-

Works: 73 works in 274 publications in 4 languages and 8,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Sports films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Scenarist, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Dear
Most widely held works by William Dear
Angels in the outfield by Walt Disney( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Angels are a struggling baseball team praying to win a pennant. Their luck changes as their biggest fan, 11-year-old Roger, begins giving the coach tips from a real live angel. The team not only climbs back into the pennant race, but learns to believe in themselves
The perfect game by Dan Guntzelman( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 943 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 by Thomas Guiry( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major League Baseball star Tommy Santorelli has great statistics and a bad attitude, until he gets knocked out and regains consciousness as a twelve-year-old boy, giving him the opportunity to rediscover his love for the game by teaming up with his friends to save his childhood ball field from a developer
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 665 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!
Wild America by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968 three brothers take a 16mm camera and film America's vanishing wildlife
A mile in his shoes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 555 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
Mr. Troop Mom( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 498 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.'
Balloon farm( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enigmatic newcomer to a drought-ravaged farming community grows a crop of colorful balloons in his field. At first the townspeople believe the balloons are a sign of hope until a grouchy old man leads them to believe that they were swindled
Free style by Kolton Lee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 339 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
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An average American family meets Bigfoot
Santa who? by Kerst( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 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
Midnight stallion by Kris Kristofferson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 239 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 by David Paymer( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 226 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

Consist of a "video album" containing a series of songs, music videos, comedy skits, and random strangeness that influenced the emerging MTV and early music videos when it was originally released. Includes Nesmith tunes such as Cruisin', Tonight, and Rio, as well as vignettes about the pirate alphabet, clandestine typing services, Elvis drugs, vegetarian big-game hunters, the courteous and helpful folks at NNS (Neighborhood Nuclear Superiority), stoner game shows, abject poverty, dangerous lounge singers, and more
Angels in the outfield ; Angels in the infield( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 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
Timerider by William Dear( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyle Swann, un campeón de motociclismo viaja a través del desierto mejicano, cuando se cruza en el radio de acción de una máquina del tiempo, la cual lo envía un siglo al pasado, al lejano farwest, donde se ve rodeado de ladrones, violadores y asesinos
The sandlot : the sandlot 2 ; The sandlot heading home( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sandlot: It's the early 1960's and 5th grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork because he can't even throw a baseball. But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner who live behind the left field fence
Simon says by William Dear( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 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
If looks could kill by Video Arts (Firm)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 36 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
Disney game changers 4-movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect game (2000, 97 min., full screen): Eleven-year-old Kanin has one dream--to be the best baseball player. Kanin is picked for a team only to discover the coach thinks he is one of the worst players and is using him as part of a bet. With new coaches, the "Little League losers" soon feel like the champions they are
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Angels in the outfield
Wild AmericaSchool of life
Alternative Names
Dear, Bill.

Dear, Bill 1944-

William Dear Canadees filmregisseur

William Dear film director

William Dear kanadischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

William Dear regista statunitense

Дир, Уильям

ויליאם דיר

디어, 윌리엄 1944-



English (175)

Spanish (8)

French (4)

Italian (1)