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Paxton, Bill

Works: 218 works in 884 publications in 8 languages and 39,578 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  War films  Action and adventure films  Disaster films  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Interviewee, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Bill Paxton
Titanic by James Cameron ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner "Titanic."
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home
Twister by Jan de Bont ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists pursue the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years
U-571 by Jonathan Mostow ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazis' top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device
Hatfields & McCoys ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the border between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s
Tombstone by George P Cosmatos ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral
The greatest game ever played by Mark Frost ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open, where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated reigning champion Harry Vardon
Mighty Joe Young by Ron Underwood ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fifteen-foot-tall Central African gorilla is brought to America to save him from poachers. But his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past
Haywire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead -- by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary"--Container
Vertical limit by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When mountain climbers are trapped by an avalanche on 28,250 foot-high mountain K2 in Pakistan, a rescue team races against time to save them
A simple plan by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brothers and a friend find a corpse and a bag of money in a Minnesota woods. They decide to keep the money a secret from the police but this eventually results in deceit, mistrust and then murder
True lies by James Cameron ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Tasker, agente speciale dell'Omega Sector della CIA, specializzato nel controspionaggio nucleare, indaga in Svizzera in una lussuosa villa, su una nuova organizzazione terroristica medio orientale, finanziata dallo sceicco Khaled, il cui computer viene collegato al furgone dove sono appostati i colleghi Gib e Faisil. Mentre quest'ultimo copia i dati, Harry si cimenta in un tango con la bella Juno Skinner, che vende antiquariato persiano, ma deve congedarsi bruscamente perché scoperto, e si allontana facendo saltare la villa e uccidendo gli inseguitori. La moglie Helen, che lo crede impiegato in una ditta di computer, lo aspetta invano con la figlia Dana per il compleanno: il festeggiato, inseguito dai terroristi, ne sgomina alcuni nella toilette di un grande magazzino, e poi insegue a cavallo Aziz, il loro capo, che fugge in moto su per un grattacielo, e si salva gettandosi dal tetto nella piscina sottostante. Il cavallo, sottratto ad un poliziotto, si rifiuta di saltare ma salva la vita ad Harry, sospeso nel vuoto. Questi invita la moglie a pranzo per farsi perdonare ma scopre che costei si consola con Simon, un venditore d'auto che per conquistare le donne frustrate finge di essere un agente. Con la sua squadra Harry irrompe nella roulotte dove l'uomo ha tentato invano di sedurre Helen, e terrorizza in un interrogatorio costei fingendo di ingaggiarla in una missione dove, per collocare una microspia, deve sedurre un misterioso voyeur, che è lo stesso Harry, che usa una registrazione per suggerire alla moglie movenze erotiche. Mentre Harry svela il trucco e viene malmenato dall'infuriata consorte, i terroristi li sequestrano, e li portano in un'isoletta della Florida, da cui però riescono, dopo una furibonda lotta e peripezie varie, a liberarsi, mentre l'isoletta, come minacciato da Aziz, che possiede un'ogiva nucleare russa ottenuta con la collaborazione di Juno, salta in aria. Il terrorista ha però rapito la figlia di Harry, Dana, e minaccia di far saltare
Frailty ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Meiks brothers, Fenton and Adam, have an idyllic relationship with their father. Their world is turned upside-down when their father suddenly announces that he has been visited by an angel who entrusted him with the holy mission of destroying "demons". Now, years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death
The Terminator by James Cameron ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An indestructible cyborg-a Terminator-is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the woman whose unborn son will become humanity's only hope in a future war against machines
Big love ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A polygamist and independent businessman lives in Salt Lake CIty with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives
Big love ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
Thunderbirds by Jonathan Frakes ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracy Island not only houses Jeff Tracy and his five sons, but also serves as headquarters for the top-secret International Rescue organization. A criminal mastermind known only as "The Hood" manages to get past the island's security measures and trys to take over International Rescue. His goal is to steal the five most advanced rescue vehicles and use them for his own agenda. With Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, there's only one person with any hope of stopping the takeover - the youngest son, Alan, who vows to save his family and keep the Thunderbirds alive
Big love ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Henrickson is the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Features rarely seen NASA footage, newly released photographs, CGI and actual live-action renditions of the lunar landscape
Ghosts of the abyss ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travel with a team of scientists, and Bill Paxton, 12,500 feet to the wreckage of the Titanic. Follow two mini robotic cameras as they explore the nooks and crannies of the ship, and experience the breathtaking images of the long ago glamorous ship. Astonishing footage, flawless digital animation, and ghostly re-creations of the ship's final hours are seamlessly combined to orient the viewer at an intersection of tragic past and awe-inspiring present, emphasizing more than ever the sheer scale of Titanic's gargantuan construction
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.10 for Thunderbir ... to 0.20 for The Termin ...)
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Alternative Names
Lautrec, Pete
Lautrec, Pete, 1955-
Le Trek, Peter 1955-
LeTrek, Peter
LeTrek, Peter, 1955-
Paxton, Bill.
Paxton, William
Paxton, William 1955-
English (363)
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Spanish (23)
German (15)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (1)
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