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Atherton, William

Works: 101 works in 416 publications in 8 languages and 14,245 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Police films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Author, Proofreader, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Atherton
The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

85 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everyone else wants her dead
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
James A. Michener's Centennial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources
The day of the locust by John Schlesinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer
The complete western stories of Elmore Leonard by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction features pieces written over the course of five decades and includes the author's first short story, "The Trail of the Apache."
Race to space by Feature Films for Families( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space. When young Billy, whose dad works for NASA, is asked by Dr. McGuiness to help train the chimps for the NASA space mission, he develops a close bond with Mac, one of the chimps. Billy soon realizes that something is going wrong on the mission and works in the hope of bringing Mac safely home
Frank and Jesse( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Brothers, Frank and Jesse, feel they have no choice but to seek their own justice after witnessing the murder of their younger brother
Sunshine by István Szabó( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the governor of Tokyo is murdered, it falls on ex-CIA agent Travis Hunter to track down the responsible terrorists. However, the plot to kill the Governor is only the beginning of a web of corruption and violence. Hunter discovers a plan by a rising Yakuza leader to build an enormous drug-dealing network with the Chinese Mafia. With time running out and the Yakuza determined to see their plan through, Hunter must thwart the operation - and get out alive
The Hindenburg by Robert Wise( Visual )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disaster of the Hindenburg is recorded in this fictionalized story dealing with the people on the flight as well as possible reason and causes for the disaster
Die hard collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die hard with a vengeance: New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian, McClane careens wildly from one end of town to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game
Bio-dome( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bud and Doyle, two goofball slackers, get more than they bargained for when they are unwittingly sealed for a year inside the "Bio-Dome," an environmentally controlled scientific community
The crow salvation by Bharat Nalluri( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrongly executed for the death of his girlfriend, Alex Corvis (Mabius) returns from the dead and sets out to find the real killer. Aided by his girlfriend's sister (Dunst) and under the guidance of the mysterious crow, he unmasks a tangled web of corruption and deceit. Alex seeks not only retribution for his injustice, but redemption for the darkness in his soul
Narrative of the suffering & defeat of the north-western army under General Winchester : massacre of the prisoners: sixteen months imprisonment of the writer and others with the Indians and British by William Atherton( Book )

17 editions published between 1842 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Richard Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young woman trying to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of her family and search for her own identity. By day she is a compassionate teacher of deaf children; by night she seeks uninvolved sexual encounters; she is challenged to integrate the various aspects of her life
Mad city by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural museum history hostage. Max Brackett, a journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about
The films of John McTiernan by John McTiernan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McTiernan talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
Jinn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shawn enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine in Ann Arbor, MI. Their happiness is interrupted one day by a cryptic message warning of a curse that has been haunting his family for generations. Shawn is skeptical until strange and then menacing things start to happen. Unable to explain the events and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel and Father Westhoff, a mysterious duo claiming to have answers
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Jean Poplin kidnapped a Texas State Trooper and led the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save her son from adoption
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GhostbustersThe day of the locustThe complete western stories of Elmore LeonardFrank and JesseSunshineBio-domeThe films of John McTiernan