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William L. Nagle (1947–2002)

William L. Nagle was born on June 4, 1947. He was an assistant director and writer, known for Death of a Soldier (1986), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) and The Odd Angry Shot (1979). He died on March 5, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »


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Known For

Death of a Soldier
The Odd Angry Shot
Red Line
Red Line Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1996 The Elevator (first assistant director - as W.L. Nagle)
 1995 The Dangerous (first assistant director - as William Nagle)
 1994 Indecent Behavior II (first assistant director)
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 1994-1995 Love Street (TV Series) (first assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Radio (1995) ... (first assistant director)
- Trick or Treat (1994) ... (first assistant director)
 1994 Hot Line (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Payback (1994) ... (first assistant director - as William Nagle)
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 1995 Red Line (Video) (first assistant director)
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 1989 The Siege of Firebase Gloria (written by - as William Nagle)
 1986 Death of a Soldier (screenplay - as William Nagle) / (story - as William Nagle)
 1979 The Odd Angry Shot (adapted from the novel by: "The Odd Angry Shot" - as William Nagle)
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 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Horace Durenwurst (uncredited)
 1995 Fist of the North Star
Miner (uncredited)
 1992 Guncrazy
Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
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 1986 Death of a Soldier (producer)
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 1994-1995 Love Street (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Radio (1995) ... (producer)
- Uninhibited Island (1994) ... (producer)
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 1994 Love Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 2001 An American Rhapsody (the producers and director wish to thank - as William Nagle)
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 1977 Beyond Reasonable Doubt (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Fritz Van Beelen
- Van Beelen Case (1977) ... Fritz Van Beelen

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Won the National Book Council Award for his novel "The Odd Angry Shot".

Alternate Names:

William Nagel | W.L. Nagle | William Nagle

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Served with 3 Squadron "The Beagle Boys" of the Australian Special Air Service between 1965 - 1968. Refer to the book "SAS: Phantoms of the Jungle".

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