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Tollin, Michael

Overview
Works: 70 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 11,310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film and video adaptations  Anecdotes  History  Biography  Case studies  Comedy films  Sports films  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Tollin
Publications by Michael Tollin
Most widely held works by Michael Tollin
Radio by Michael Tollin( visu )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,328 libraries worldwide
The story of the relationship between a prominent high school football coach in a small South Carolina town and the illiterate, mentally-challenged man nicknamed Radio whom he mentors. Although their friendship raises some eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk
Coach Carter by Thomas Carter( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,996 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances
Wild Hogs by Walt Becker( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,686 libraries worldwide
Four middle-aged men decide to take a motorcycle road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives which are leading them nowhere. These "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink, not knowing that the bar belongs to the Del Fuegos, a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, Woody, one the the Hogs decides to steal the bike back. Woody cuts the fuel pipes of the bikes and provokes an accident that explodes the bar, but he does not tell the truth to his friends. When they stop in the small town of Madrid without gas, Dudley falls in love with the waitress and owner of the local bar Maggie. The Del Fuegos pursue the Hogs and trap them in the town
Big fat liar by Dan Schneider( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
Un despreciable productor de cine le roba un trabajo de clase al joven de 14 años, Jason Shepherd, para convertirlo en una taquillera película. Nadie cree a Jason cuando cuenta que la idea original es suya, así que no le queda más remedio que viajar a Los Ángeles en compañía de su mejor amiga para dar a conocer la verdad. Ha llegado la hora de saldar cuentas. ¡Es la guerra!
Hardball by Brian Robbins( visu )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 939 libraries worldwide
A down-on-his-luck gambler finds himself in debt to a dangerous loan shark. Desperate for cash, he reluctantly takes on the job of coaching a youth baseball team. The team turns out to be a ragtag group of tough-talking kids from Chicago's inner city. Now, as he must wrestle with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future
Varsity blues ( visu )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 807 libraries worldwide
A backup quarterback for the high school football team must confront the pressures and temptations of being a sports star, including conflicts with his coach and his girlfriend, when the starting quarterback is injured
The perfect score ( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Determined not to let the S.A.T. exam unfairly define their lives, six wildly different teens devise a way to get the perfect score. Kyle wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school that his girlfriend attends. Good girl Anna is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond is a basketball player who believes the exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca and lonely Roy
Summer catch ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Lawnboy Brian Dunne joins an elite summer baseball league in Cape Cod and falls for a vacationing Vassar grad. Her family, however, does not think him suitable
Good burger ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
When Mondo Burgers' high-tech hamburger haven open across the street from the tiny Good Burger diner, it looks like the diner is done for, that is until Ed formulates a secret sauce that brings hundreds of new customers to their door. However, the manager of Mondo Burger is determined to get his hands on the sauce and put Good Burger out of business. Meanwhile, Ed and Dexter must rescue Otis, the world's oldest fast food employee, from the Demented Hills Asylum, and Ed might just find love with Monique if he could take his mind off the burgers long enough to pay attention to her
Buy me that! a kids' survival guide to T.V. advertising ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Presents children with tips to keep in mind when watching T.V. commercials that advertise games and toys. Uses short interviews of children giving their opinions of commercials, and features a commercial maker revealing tricks for making food look appealing in T.V. advertisements
30 for 30 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Without Bias: "When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use ... Director interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night."--Container
Hank Aaron chasing the dream ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The story behind Hank Aaron's record-breaking home run and the obstacles he had to overcome. Has footage of his baseball career and interviews with baseball stars, public leaders, and other people directly influenced and inspired by his accomplishments
Small potatoes who killed the USFL? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
In 1986, the upstart United States Football League had the audacity to challenge the almighty NFL, signing three straight Heisman Trophy winners and future NFL stars Steve Young, Reggie White, and Doug Flutie. In its inaugural season, the 12-team league played before crowds that averaged 25,000 and garnered respectable TV ratings, winning over new fans with its aura of fun and flamboyance
30 for 30 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Fifteen documentary films on a variety of sports-related topics
30 for 30 ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Without Bias: "When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use... Director interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night."--Container
Hitting ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Joining Johnny Bench are Lou Piniella to demonstrate the proper batting stance and swing; Jim Rice to show the importance of bat selection and how to overcome your fear of the ball; and Ted Williams to teach the science of hitting. They are joined by the Famous Chicken and Kool-Aid Man
Hardwood dreams ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This documentary chronicles one season (fall 1992 through May 1993) in the life of five Morningside H.S. (Inglewood, CA) "Monarchs" basketball players. The basketball team are the defending California state champs, but their school is situated in a crime-ridden L.A. neighborhood
Pitching ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Joining Johnny are Dan Quisenberry to demonstrate how to remain cool under pressure; Tom Seaver to teach the mechanics of pitching; and Tug McGraw to show the importance of warming up and how to throw strikes. They are joined by the Famous Chicken and the Kool-Aid Man
Dodgers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"What a change of scenery!" The 1959 World Series featured the NL Los Angeles Dodgers beating the AL Chicago White Sox, four games to two, in the first World Series games ever played on the West Coast. The 1963 Series matched two-time defending champions, the New York Yankees against the Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. In 1965, the Dodgers took on the Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933. It became the third Dodger title since their move to Los Angeles in 1958. In 1981, the Dodgers were in their third Series in five years. They won in six games for their first title since 1965, and their first victory over the Yankees since 1963. The 1988 Series matched the Dodgers against Oakland A's, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored A's to win in five games, the opposite result of their 1974 meeting. The highlight came when injured Dodgers MVP Kirk Gibson, who could barely walk due to injuries suffered during the NLCS, hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run off closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1
Dreamer inspired by a true story by John Gatins( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A Kentucky horse trainer and his 11-year-old daughter rescue a horse with a broken leg. Together they help nurse the animal back to health and take it to race in the Breeders' Cup
 
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Alternative Names
Tollin, Mike
Tollin, Mike 1955-
Languages
English (94)
Spanish (12)
French (2)
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