James Lee Barrett - Rotten Tomatoes

James Lee Barrett

Highest Rated:   81% Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Undefeated (1969)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
Before becoming a screenwriter, James Lee Barrett served in the Marines. His first screenplay for The D.I. (1957) was about a Marine drill instructor. Barret went on to write many assorted action films in genres ranging from westerns to war films to police dramas to chase movies. He also penned the 1965 biblical epic, The Greatest Story Ever Told. In addition to screenplays, Barret also wrote pilot episodes for TV series and screenplays for TV movies. Later he won a Tony Award for his libretto for Shenandoah, a musical adaptation of one of his westerns.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock
  • Screenwriter
2001
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
  • Screenwriter
1989
No Score Yet Jesse
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet April Morning
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet The Quick and the Dead
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Poker Alice
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Stagecoach
  • Screenwriter
1986
20% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  • Screenwriter
1983
No Score Yet Angel City
  • Screenwriter
1980
No Score Yet Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure
  • Screenwriter
1979
No Score Yet Awakening Land
  • Screenwriter
1978
81% Smokey and the Bandit
  • Screenwriter
1977
No Score Yet Fools' Parade
  • Sonny Boy
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet Tick...Tick...Tick...
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1970
17% The Undefeated
  • Screenwriter
1969
27% The Green Berets
  • Screenwriter
1968
20% Bandolero
  • Screenwriter
1968
No Score Yet Shenandoah
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring
  • Screenwriter
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Screenwriter
1965
75% On the Beach
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet The D.I.
  • Screenwriter
1957

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