John Badham

John Badham

Highest Rated: 100% Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Lowest Rated: 16% Another Stakeout (1993)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1939

Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK

A Hollywood craftsman who helmed many hit features of the 1980s and 1990s after making a name for himself in 1970s-era television, director John Badham unobtrusively directed slick entertainment that occasionally touched upon such topical social issues as euthanasia, nuclear disarmament and the dangers of the police state. Following a brief but successful career directing episodes of popular 1970s shows like "The Senator" (NBC, 1970-71) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC, 1972-77), Badham made a huge splash as a featured director of "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), a massive commercial hit that became the iconic movie of the latter part of the decade while turning John Travolta into a superstar overnight. Just a few years later, he touched another cultural nerve with "WarGames" (1983), which tapped into both the fear and fascination with global thermonuclear war. After turning his attention toward lighthearted sci-fi comedy with the popular "Short Circuit" (1986), Badham displayed a knack for pitch-perfect casting when he brought together Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez for the popular action comedy "Stakeout" (1987). But once he entered the next decade, the director had a string of tough near-misses like "Point of No Return" (1993), "Drop Zone" (1994) and "Nick of Time" (1995) that led to a prolonged absence from film in order to helm episodic television. Though mostly flying under the radar for the duration of his time working for the small screen, Badham remained one Hollywood's more workman-like directors.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Becoming Iconic Self - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tromatized, Meet Lloyd Kaufman Unknown (Character) - 2009
100% 89% Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Self - 2007
No Score Yet 36% Evel Knievel Director - 2004
No Score Yet 20% Footsteps Director - 2003
57% 23% Brother's Keeper Director - 2002
No Score Yet 38% Obsessed Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Debate Don Beard (Character),
Director
- 2000
80% 73% The Jack Bull Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Floating Away Director - 1998
33% 60% Incognito Director - 1997
No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Executive Producer - 1996
32% 47% Nick of Time Director,
Producer
$7.8M 1995
41% 31% Drop Zone Director $26.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless: Mind of a Killer Executive Producer - 1993
52% 50% Point of No Return Director $27.5M 1993
16% 28% Another Stakeout Director $20.1M 1993
74% 79% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Executive Producer $34.9M 1993
77% 53% The Hard Way Director $24.5M 1991
32% 40% Bird on a Wire Director $68.8M 1990
88% 56% Stakeout Director $65.4M 1987
59% 67% Short Circuit Director $39M 1986
65% 65% American Flyers Director - 1985
93% 76% WarGames Director - 1983
78% 52% Blue Thunder Director - 1983
70% 79% Whose Life Is It Anyway? Director - 1981
59% 58% Dracula Director - 1979
82% 71% Saturday Night Fever Director - 1977
88% 68% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keegans Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reflections of Murder Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't It Shocking? Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Heart Director - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 90% Siren Director 2018
93% 77% Supernatural Director 2014-2017
27% 63% Rush Hour Director 2016
86% 62% Arrow Director 2015
88% 76% 12 Monkeys Director 2015
85% 68% Nikita Director 2012-2013
67% 45% The Event Director 2010
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Director 2008
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Director 2008
77% No Score Yet Just Legal Director 2005
39% No Score Yet Blind Justice Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Director 1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Director 1971-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Director 1972

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