Tony Bill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gerard Anthony "Tony" Bill (born 23 August 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He produced the 1973 movie The Sting, for which he shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips. The Sting became one of the highest grossing films in history. He majored in English and art at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, from which he graduated in 1962. Bill began his career as an actor in the 60s, first appearing on screen as Frank Sinatra's ingenuous younger brother in Come Blow Your Horn (1963). Bill specialized in likeable but none-too-bright juveniles and young leads. His acting credits include None But the Brave (1965), You're A Big Boy Now (1966), Never a Dull Moment (1968), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Shampoo (1975), The Little Dragons (1980), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), and Less Than Zero (1987). Bill continued to act in TV-movies, miniseries, and guest spots though with decreasing frequency as he segued into directing. He appeared in the 1966 episode "Chaff In The Wind" of the long running western The Virginian. He then appeared in 1967 episode "The Predators" of NBC's western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. In 1980, Bill directed his first film, My Bodyguard. From there he went on to direct Six Weeks (1982), Five Corners (1987), Crazy People (1990) A Home of Our Own (1993), and Flyboys (2006) which Bill claims was one of the first features shot ...

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Crazy People (1990)

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

Less than Zero (1987)

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

Must Love Dogs (2005)

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

My Bodyguard (1980)

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Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

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The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Paul Reubens  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Mark Holton  •  Diane Salinger

Shampoo (1975)

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds down with the wife, daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Lee Grant

Oliver Twist (1997)

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Elijah Wood  •  David O'Hara  •  Alex Trench

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Elijah Wood  •  David O'Hara  •  Alex Trench

You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Elizabeth Hartman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Rip Torn  •  Michael Dunn

Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Elizabeth Hartman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Rip Torn  •  Michael Dunn

Five Corners (1987)

A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Tim Robbins  •  Todd Graff  •  John Turturro

A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Tim Robbins  •  Todd Graff  •  John Turturro

Untamed Heart (1993)

Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with him -- but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Rosie Perez  •  Kyle Secor

Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with him -- but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Rosie Perez  •  Kyle Secor

Soldier in the Rain (1963)

Maxwell Slaughter is a kind, heavyset guy who has reached the rank of master sergeant in the army. Admired by handsome young Sgt. Eustis Clay, Slaughter forms a close bond with his peer. Clay hopes to convince Slaughter to join him in a business venture outside of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Tony Bill

Maxwell Slaughter is a kind, heavyset guy who has reached the rank of master sergeant in the army. Admired by handsome young Sgt. Eustis Clay, Slaughter forms a close bond with his peer. Clay hopes to convince Slaughter to join him in a business venture outside of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Tony Bill

One Christmas (1994)

Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Henry Winkler  •  T.J. Lowther  •  Tonea Stewart

Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Henry Winkler  •  T.J. Lowther  •  Tonea Stewart

Flap (1970)

Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Claude Akins  •  Tony Bill  •  Shelley Winters

Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Claude Akins  •  Tony Bill  •  Shelley Winters

The Little Dragons (1979)

Karate experts attempt to rescue a girl who was kidnapped by a mother and her two psycho sons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Charles Lane  •  Ann Sothern  •  Chris Petersen  •  Sally Boyden

Karate experts attempt to rescue a girl who was kidnapped by a mother and her two psycho sons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Charles Lane  •  Ann Sothern  •  Chris Petersen  •  Sally Boyden

Marriage on the Rocks (1965)

Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake, whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Donohue
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Cesar Romero

Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake, whereupon his wife Valerie marries his best friend Ernie Brewer by mistake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Donohue
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Cesar Romero

The Killing Mind (1991)

Isobel Neiman, a former FBI agent turned cop, is assigned to catch a ballerina's murderer, but runs into resistance by fellow cops who don't think a woman detective can handle the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ray Rhodes
CAST:  Stephanie Zimbalist  •  Tony Bill  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  K. Todd Freeman

Isobel Neiman, a former FBI agent turned cop, is assigned to catch a ballerina's murderer, but runs into resistance by fellow cops who don't think a woman detective can handle the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ray Rhodes
CAST:  Stephanie Zimbalist  •  Tony Bill  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  K. Todd Freeman

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort. After experiencing a brush with death, they find themselves wondering about their existences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Lloyd Bridges  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Edward Asner  •  Anne Francis

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort. After experiencing a brush with death, they find themselves wondering about their existences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Lloyd Bridges  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Edward Asner  •  Anne Francis

Salinger (2013)

An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his life and work, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Salerno
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Michael Mcdermott  •  Edward Norton  •  A. E. Hotchner

An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his life and work, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Salerno
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Michael Mcdermott  •  Edward Norton  •  A. E. Hotchner

The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Kay Lenz  •  Shelley Winters  •  Tony Bill  •  Kathryn Grant

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Kay Lenz  •  Shelley Winters  •  Tony Bill  •  Kathryn Grant

Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Kathleen Beller  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tony Bill  •  Dennis Quaid

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Kathleen Beller  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tony Bill  •  Dennis Quaid
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