Thornton, Billy Bob
Most widely held works about Billy Bob Thornton
Most widely held works by Billy Bob Thornton
Princess Mononoke ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
A young warrior searching for a cure for a deadly curse becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods.
Friday night lights ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
Takes place in Odessa, a socially and racially divided and economically troubled oil town in the western part of Texas, where high school football is the thing that brings all the people together. Follows Coach Gary Gaines and the Permian High School Panthers through the 1988 season as they work hard to extend Permian's winning record. Shows the players struggling with typical adolescent issues and the lack of future opportunities in their town as well at the overwhelming pressure of the town's expectations.
Intolerable cruelty ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other.
Monster's ball ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond.
Sling blade ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend.
The astronaut farmer ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security.
Eagle eye ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers who are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Now they must carry out a high-tech assassination plot of an unscrupulous artificial intelligence system.
The Alamo ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.
All the pretty horses ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved.
Armageddon ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results.
The man who wasn't there ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider.
The apostle ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and German and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Sonny is a gifted Southern Pentecostal preacher loved by his community in Texas. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small Louisiana town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity as the Apostle E.F. and sets out on a new mission--to find the road to redemption.
Bandits ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 922 libraries worldwide
After busting out of jail and on the run, 2 bank robbers devise the perfect crime with imperfect partners. Not wanting to hurt anyone during their robberies, they go to the homes of bank personnel and end up staying the night with the families so that they can all go to the bank in the morning, hence becoming the "sleepover bandits."
Bad news Bears ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Morris Buttermaker is an alcoholic pest removal worker and for a very short period of time a former professional baseball player, is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team. All of these twelve-year-olds have been thrown out of the league. After losing every game they have played in so far, the kids force the coach to straighten up and teach them how to win before the season is over.
Faster ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 838 libraries worldwide
A veteran cop and an egocentric hit man are on the trail of an ex-con who is determined to avenge the death of his brother, killed during a bank robbery years ago.
Armageddon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 837 libraries worldwide
When NASA discovers a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth, a crew of roughneck oil drillers is sent in to plant a nuclear warhead that should destroy it.
Mr. Woodcock ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
John Farley grew up as a chubby kid with no athletic skills and poor self-esteem. During his early teenage years his nemesis was Mr. Woodcock, the school's gym teacher. Woodcock took a sadistic glee in tormenting John and others like him. Years later, John has slimmed down and has come to terms with his self-image. He has become a best-selling author, publishing a self-help book on overcoming the specters of the past. John comes home to visit his widowed mother, Beverly, and discovers she has a surprise for him. She has decided to get married again, and her new fiancé is Mr. Woodcock. Horrified, John is determined to keep his mom from walking down the aisle. Along the way finds himself struggling to settle some old scores.
Bad Santa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Willie is a thief who teams up with his dwarf friend Marcus, for a very special Christmas scam. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, Marcus tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to rob stores blind just before Christmas. But Willie is a bitter and foul-mouthed alcoholic who doesn't care much for kids. A mall's manager is certain something's wrong, so he asks the chief of security to check out Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer.
The gift ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 727 libraries worldwide
"Annie has 'the Gift'. Some fear her, others claim she's a witch. But now, a murder has ben committed and only she can solve it. On a twisted trail of open infidelity and jealous rage, she sees visions that will haunt her and discovers a truth that will tear the town apart"--Promotional materials.
Pushing tin ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Two air traffic controllers have an intense rivalry and penchant for one-upmanship, causing hilarious havoc with their careers, marriages and planes in their airspace.
Action and adventure films Animated films Artificial intelligence Attempted assassination Bowie, James,--d. 1836 California--Los Angeles Comedy films Comedy films Communication and technology Crockett, Davy,--1786-1836 Divorce Divorce settlements Drama Ecology Ex-convicts Extortion Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Football Football coaches Fugitives from justice Gods High technology Historical films Horse industry Houston, Sam,--1793-1863 Japan Lawyers Magic Man-woman relationships Murder Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) Politicians Politics, Practical Presidents--Election Princes Princesses Racism Spirits Teacher-student relationships Texas--Odessa Texas--San Antonio--Alamo Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Thornton, Billy B. 1955-
Thornton, W. R.
Thornton, W. R. (William Robert)
Thornton, William Robert.
Thornton, William Robert 1955-
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