My Name Is Bill W.

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  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 1989
  • Running time: 100 min
My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-television drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, starring James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner. William G. Borchert, who wrote the film for television, based it on the true story... read more
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My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-television drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, starring James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner. William G. Borchert, who wrote the film for television, based it on the true story of William Griffith Wilson and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith, M.D., the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. James Woods won an Emmy for his portrayal of Wilson.

Original Release

04/30/1989

Cast

James Woods Bill Wilson
JoBeth Williams Lois Wilson
James Garner Dr. Robert Smith
Gary Sinise Ebby
George Coe Frank Shaw
Robert Harper Dr. Jeremy Partlin
Ray Reinhardt Dr. Silkworth
Fritz Weaver Dr. Burnham
Rick Warner Bill D.
Joe Inscoe Fred
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Daniel Petrie

Writers

William G. Borchert

Cast

James Woods Bill Wilson
JoBeth Williams Lois Wilson
James Garner Dr. Robert Smith
Gary Sinise Ebby
George Coe Frank Shaw
Robert Harper Dr. Jeremy Partlin
Ray Reinhardt Dr. Silkworth
Fritz Weaver Dr. Burnham
Rick Warner Bill D.
Joe Inscoe Fred
Susan Duchow Adele
Rich Valliere Charley
Mark Joy Guy Kolb
Richard Travis Stockquoter
Mike McBlair Mayflower Clerk
Wally Doyle Mayflower Bartender
Norman Aronovic Hospital Attendant
Catherine Shaffner Head Nurse
Celia Clark Nurse
Greg Baber Soldier #1

Producers

Peter K. Duchow Executive Producer
James Garner Executive Producer
Daniel Petrie Producer
Paul Rubell Producer

Editors

Paul Rubell, John Wright

1990 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989 Emmy Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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