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Tollin, Michael

Works: 81 works in 192 publications in 5 languages and 12,779 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Biographical films  Children's films  Anecdotes  History  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Production personnel, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Michael Tollin
Publications by Michael Tollin
Most widely held works by Michael Tollin
Radio by Michael Tollin( visu )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,314 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 )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
Former Richmond High School basketball star Ken Carter returns to his alma mater as their coach and immediately sets down high standards of accountibility that are soon challenged by the players, the school, and the community
Wild Hogs by Walt Becker( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,727 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 Dreamer (Motion picture : 2005)( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,288 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 ( visu )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,092 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 )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 926 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 )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 858 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 734 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 )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 507 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 236 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 149 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 124 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
Hank Aaron chasing the dream ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 86 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
30 for 30 ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 70 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
30 for 30 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Fifteen documentary films on a variety of sports-related topics
Small potatoes who killed the USFL? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 60 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
Hitting ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 42 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
Dodgers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 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
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 38 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
Hardwood dreams ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 38 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
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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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