WorldCat Identities

Bill, Tony 1940-

Works: 159 works in 425 publications in 6 languages and 10,714 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  History  Children's films  Caper films  Children's television programs  Historical films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Performer, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tony Bill
Most widely held works by Tony Bill
Flyboys by Tony Bill( Visual )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots
The sting by George Roy Hill( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con" -- to swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and French and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
One Christmas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy leaves his home in the country with his aunt to spend the holidays with his estranged father in the big city. In his search for Santa in New Orleans, he finds more than he could ever hope for
Untamed heart( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tender romance about two lonely lost souls who are destined to find each other
Pictures of Hollis Woods( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young orphaned Oliver escapes to London and is befriended by pickpockets
My bodyguard by Tony Bill( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic adventures of a new student at a high school controlled by a teenage gang
The Princess and the pea by Hans Christian Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prince's domineering mother insists on an unusual test to find a true princess
A home of our own by Tony Bill( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Lacey quits her job and leaves Los Angeles with her six children in search of her dream, a home of their own
Casting by( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film, focusing on casting director Marion Dougherty, is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood, combining interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills and documents
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre by Matthew Broderick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinderella: Cinderella is a slave to her wicked stepmother and her selfish stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother arrives and turns her into a radiant princess ; The little mermaid: When a young mermaid falls in love with a human being, she makes a deal with the Sea Witch and sacrifices everything to be with him ; The dancing princesses: After the king discovers that his daughters' dancing shoes are worn out every night, he offers to let anyone who can solve the mystery choose any of the princesses to have as his bride ; The princess and the pea: A bored prince decides that the best way to cheer himself up is to get married, so he goes through his mother's list of eligible princesses
Five corners by Tony Bill( Visual )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychotic rapist is released from prison and pursues the young woman who helped convict him
Less than zero by Marek Kanievska( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian is a boy with looks, charm, intelligence and a father who sets him up in the record business; he also has a drug habit. His best friend Clay wants to help and is willing to do almost anything for his friend, but Julian is going downhill so fast that he might take his girlfriend and Clay with him
Marriage on the rocks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan and Valerie plan a romantic second honeymoon to put the spark back in their relationship. While in Mexico, they find themselves accidentally divorced. Then, Valerie gets married to her husband's bachelor best friend in order to make him jealous
Harlan County war( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in acave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike."--Internet Movie Database
Going in style( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about three kindly old men who decide to light up the twilight of their lives by pulling a daylight bank holdup
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detachment of American soldiers is stationed at a castle in the Ardennes on the eve of the Battle of the Bulge. They become involved in various ways with the local inhabitants before being forced to defend the castle from a German attack
Movie Speak : how to talk like you belong on a film set by Tony Bill( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles "Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral tradition gathered and passed down for more than a hundred years, the language of moviemaking, like other secret lexicons, is the only accepted way of communicating on a set-and is all but unknown to the outside world. Technical, odd, colorful, mysterious, the working language of movies sheds light not only on the hugely complex process of making a film, but on the invisible hierarchies of a set, the unspoken etiquette between cast and crew, and the evolution of a process that's endlessly fascinating. Movie Speak is a book about language, but through language also a book about what it's really like to be a director or a producer or an actor or a crew member. An Oscar winning producer (The Sting), actor (who worked with Spielberg, Coppola, and Sydney Pollock), and director (Five Corners, Flyboys, My Bodyguard, and more), Tony Bill has been on sets for more than 30 years and brings a writer's love of language to this collection of hundreds of film terms. A futz. A cowboy. A Brodkin and a double Brodkin (a.k.a. screamer). Streaks 'n tips, a Lewinsky, Green Acres, rhubarb, a peanut, a Gary Coleman, snot tape, twin buttes, man maker (and why you can yell for one if needed for a grip, but must whisper if it's for Tom Cruise)-these are the tricks of the trade
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.11 for Flyboys / ... to 0.60 for New theate ...)

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Alternative Names
Bill, Gerard Anthony.

Bill, Gerard Anthony 1940-

Tony Bill Amerikaans acteur

Tony Bill attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Tony Bill cinéaste américain

Tony Bill director de cine estadounidense

Tony Bill US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler

Тони Билл

טוני ביל

טוני ביל שחקן אמריקאי

تونی بیل تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی



ShampooOne ChristmasUntamed heartFaerie tale theatreHarlan County warCastle keepMovie Speak : how to talk like you belong on a film set