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Tollin, Michael

Works: 95 works in 225 publications in 6 languages and 13,614 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Children's films  Biographical films  Road films  Fiction  Sports films  Action and adventure films  Anecdotes  History 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author, Performer, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Michael Tollin
Publications by Michael Tollin
Most widely held works by Michael Tollin
Radio by William L Tung( visu )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,319 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 )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,103 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 )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,782 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 of 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
Dreamer : inspired by a true story by John Gatins( visu )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
Ben Crane is a Kentucky horse trainer who watches in horror as a championship filly breaks a leg during a practice run. Ordinarily the horse would have to be put down, but Ben's daughter, Cale, persuades Ben to buy the horse, which causes him to lose his job. Rehabilitating the horse is almost too much for Crane's nearly bankrupt farm, but it proves to be the perfect salve in mending a broken family
Big fat liar by Universal Home Entertainment( visu )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
A high school student has to prove that a sleazy Hollywood producer stole his English class paper and turned it into a smash hit movie. With the help of his best friend, he travels to Los Angeles to squeeze the truth out of this big fat liar through a series of hilarious pranks and outrageous stunts
Hardball by Brian Robbins( visu )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 935 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 wrestles with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future
Varsity blues ( visu )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 909 libraries worldwide
When the first string quarterback injures himself, the second string player reluctantly steps in and is forced to deal with the expectations of his win-at-all-costs coach, his disapproving girlfriend, a gorgeous cheerleader, and an entire football-crazed community
The perfect score ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
It's a film about 6 teenagers from diverse backgrounds - among them the school's star basketball player - who conspire to break into a SAT testing center to steal the answers in hope of acing their exam. They quickly realize that the answer to their problems and the key to their happiness do not lie in achieving a perfect score
Summer catch ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 510 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
Fastball ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter, with Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever. --Container
Good burger ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 269 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
30 for 30 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Guru of go: "In the 1989-90 season, rising college basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed during a game and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. Determined to play, he returned three games later, but in less than three months, he tragically died on the court."--Container
Buy me that! : a kids' survival guide to T.V. advertising ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 115 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 )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Fifteen documentary films on a variety of sports-related topics
Hank Aaron : chasing the dream ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 77 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 63 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
The real Rocky ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Uncover the story of the 'Real Rocky', Chuck Wepner, the man who went almost the full fifteen rounds with Ali in 1975 to inspire the Oscar-winning movie. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Champion, Wepner took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write 'Rocky', which won three Academy Awards. Wepner was left out of the 'Rocky' glory, and his career took a strange turn as he worked to stay in the spotlight
Kings ransom ; The band that wouldn't die ; Small potatoes : who killed the USFL? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The band that wouldn't die: "In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts' belongings and snuck off in the darkness of early morning, leaving a city of deeply devoted fans in shock and disbelief. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain man, The Natural) ... tells the story of the city's loss through the eyes of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band."--Container
30 for 30 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 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
Let Me Be Brave : a special climb of Mount Kilimanjaro ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
On February 15, 1990, a group of 12 athletes with developmental disabilities, ages 19 to 30, along with coaches, CBS Sportscaster James Brown, and a film production team, began an expedition to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak
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Alternative Names
Majkl Tolin
Michael Tollin Amerikaans filmregisseur
Michael Tollin réalisateur américain
Michael Tollin regista statunitense
Tollin Mike
Tollin, Mike 1955-
Μάικλ Τόλιν
Майкл Толлин
Майкъл Толин
Мајкл Толин
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