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My Name Is Bill W.

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Overview

My Name Is Bill W reunited the stars of the highly acclaimed 1986 TV movie The Promise: James Garner and James Woods. This time Woods has the bigger role as the real-life Bill Wilson, who comes marching home from World War One with a "little" liquor problem. He drinks steadily throughout the Prohibition Era, but Wilson's habit doesn't catch up with him until he is ruined by the 1929 stock market crash. This disaster propels Wilson into flat-out alcoholism, costing him his family and his reputation. While drying ...
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Overview

My Name Is Bill W reunited the stars of the highly acclaimed 1986 TV movie The Promise: James Garner and James Woods. This time Woods has the bigger role as the real-life Bill Wilson, who comes marching home from World War One with a "little" liquor problem. He drinks steadily throughout the Prohibition Era, but Wilson's habit doesn't catch up with him until he is ruined by the 1929 stock market crash. This disaster propels Wilson into flat-out alcoholism, costing him his family and his reputation. While drying out in detox, Wilson strikes up a friendship with Bob Smith Garner, an alcoholic doctor. Through Smith's influence, Bill Wilson organizes a small band of chronic drinkers into what will eventually become Alcoholics Anonymous. The formation of AA consumes the emotional final third of My Name Is Bill W, which like its Garner/Woods predecessor The Promise was originally presented as a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV special.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; The making of My Name Is Bill W.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • UPC: 012569741140
  • Original Release: 1989
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,542

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Coe
Robert Harper
Fritz Weaver
James Woods Bill Wilson
JoBeth Williams Lo
James Garner Dr. Bob
Gary Sinise Ebby
Ray Reinhardt
Rick Warner Bill D
Joe Inscoe Fred
Mark Joy Guy Kolb
Bruce Morrow Chief Engineer
Daniel Moore Soldier #3
Jack Garner Zack
Max Maxwell Casey
Rick Marshall Artie
Bev Appleton Hank
John Badila Leonard Strong
Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director, Producer
William G. Borchert Screenwriter
Peter K. Duchow Executive Producer
April Ferry Costumes/Costume Designer
James Garner Executive Producer
Fred Harpman Production Designer
John Wright Editor
Neil Roach Cinematographer
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer
Paul Rubell Associate Producer, Editor
Richard Spero Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Name Is Bill W.
1. Goodbye, Smitty [4:32]
2. Home From War [2:36]
3. No Sale [4:52]
4. Tragedy [3:28]
5. On Our Way [5:04]
6. Enlarged [3:57]
7. No Bum For a Partner [5:45]
8. The Crash [3:42]
9. Difficult to Manage [3:47]
10. Dire Prognosis [4:12]
11. What I Want Is a Drink [4:24]
12. Ebby's Visit [9:03]
13. Lois Wants to Live [4:24]
14. Something to Hang On To [2:27]
15. Drunk Who Doesn't Drink [5:01]
16. Another Drunk Needed [5:02]
17. Dr. Bob Smith [4:45]
18. Just Drinks [4:40]
19. What I Have to Do [4:10]
20. Spreading the Word [2:02]
21. Keep it Simple [3:56]
22. First Step [6:28]
23. End Credits [1:02]
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS

    WONDERFUL AND HEART WARMING MOVIE WHICH SHOWS THE BEGINNING OF FORMATION OF AA. A MUST SEE FOR EVERYONE - ESPECIALLY SOMEONE STRUGGLING WITH ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND ILLNESS. SUPURB PERFORMANCE BY JAMES WOOD AND JAMES GARNER.

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