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Forsythe, William 1955-

Overview
Works: 169 works in 416 publications in 5 languages and 12,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Motion pictures  Horror films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by William Forsythe
Raising Arizona by Joel Coen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter
City by the sea by Michael Caton-Jones ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca's job. This time is different, the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son
Dick Tracy by Warren Beatty ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Dick Tracy battles Big Boy Caprice, whose lady, Breathless Mahoney wants Tracy for herself. He steps into a crime war, while Tess Trueheart waits for him
Freedomland by Joe Roth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a housing project cop who's respected for keeping the peace and being fair with the residents, Lorenzo Council stumbles onto the case of an apparent carjacking and child abduction one night that throws the projects into turmoil. But there's something strange in the details Brenda Martin slowly brings to light regarding her abductor and her missing child. The criminal investigation into the alleged kidnapping ignites long-simmering racial tension between two neighboring New Jersey towns
88 minutes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Jack Gramm is a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live. Now he has to put together the clues and try and solve the biggest crime of his career. He narrows down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, all before his time runs out
Halloween by John Carpenter ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, Michael Myers, a ten year old boy, brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he has been placed in and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael
American me by Edward James Olmos ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, this is the story of a vicious Latino prison gang leader, doomed by his past to a life of harsh, unforgiving violence after his release from jail
Blue streak by Les Mayfield ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Master jewel thief Miles Logan has a big problem. A $20 million problem. Recently released from prison for the botched heist of a huge diamond, he's anxious to retrieve the hot rock which he hid at a construction site two years earlier. Unfortunately, his hiding place is now at the center of a recently completed high-security police precinct. Posing as a detective, and partnered with straight-laced rookie Carlson, Miles utilizes his criminal expertise and inadvertenttly rises up the ranks, winning the respect of his fellow "boys in blue"--Container
Deuce Bigalow male gigolo by Mike Mitchell ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professional fish tank cleaner, Deuce finds himself in desperate need of cash to quickly repair the damage he's done to a client's luxurious Malibu apartment! Deuce decides the only way out of this jam is to switch to the world's oldest profession
Virtuosity by Brett Leonard ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The movie features the struggle between a L.A. police officer and a dangerous, sadistic intelligent notorious killer, a virtual reality creation that has escaped cyberspace
The waterdance ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A talented young writer is permanently paralyzed in a hiking accident and must graduate from a physical rehabilitation center in order to return to the "real" world
The gun in Betty Lou's handbag ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No one ever pays any attention to shy librarian Betty Lou Perkins, until someone finds a gun in her handbag and she confesses to a crime she didn't commit, turning her world upside down
The rock by Michael Bay ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An FBI chemical weapons expert joins forces with a former British spy to rescue the hostages held on Alcatraz island by a group of Marines who have missiles loaded with poison gas
Gotti the rise and fall of a real life Mafia Don ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of John Gotti, who became head of the Gambino crime family as a result of the murder of Paul Castellano
Things to do in Denver when you're dead by Andy Garcia ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful mob boss gives ex-gangster Jimmy the Saint one last job
Once upon a time in America by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four gangsters between 1922 and 1968
Firestorm ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prison break pits fearless smokejumper Jesse Graves against two devastating, seemingly unstoppable forces of nature: a raging inferno and cunning, psyhoctic killer
Dead bang by John Frankenheimer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Jerry Beck's life is on the skids: his wife has left him, his apartment is a dump, and he's been drinking too much. The one thing that he has going for him is his work as a good cop, but even that quality is questioned by authorities who don't like his hard-driving ways; then his instinct for trouble puts him on the trail of a gang of murderous white supremacists
First time felon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young gangster, a first time felon, is offered a chance to serve his time in a rigorous Marine-style boot camp
Dear Mr. Gacy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980, John Wayne Gacy was convicted of the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men, many of whom he buried beneath his suburban Chicago home, and sentenced to death row. 13 years later, ambitious criminology student Jason Moss began a bizarre correspondence with the serial killer by posing as a vulnerable gay teen. What followed was a nightmare journey into a world of violence, madness and sexual depravity that brought home the true horror of Gacy's crimes
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (131)
French (6)
Spanish (3)
Turkish (1)
German (1)
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