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John Badham

Lowest Rated:   14% Another Stakeout (1993)
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Born in England, John Badham became a naturalized American citizen at the age of seven. He received a BA and MFA at Yale University, which he attended before and after his military service. He worked his way up the professional ladder at Universal Studios; his first directorial assignments included the trailers (or coming-attraction reels) of the studio's features. In the early 1970s, Badham gained a good reputation as an able director of made-for-TV movies. It was his handling of the 1974 docudrama The Gun that won Badham his first theatrical-feature assignment, the 1975 baseball flick The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (Badham was a last-minute choice when Steven Spielberg suddenly priced himself out of the film's budget thanks to Jaws). Badham's first bona-fide--and indeed, one of the biggest moneymakers of the 1970s--was the disco-driven Saturday Night Fever (1977). The director's striking visual sense and innate gift for montage has served him well in such nailbiters as Blue Thunder (1984), Wargames (1984), American Flyers (1985) and Point of No Return (1991); he was less successful with comedy, as witness Stakeout (1987) and Bird on a Wire (1989). In 1984, John Badham formed his own production firm, Great American Picture Show Company.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Make Your Own Damn Movie
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Evel Knievel
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Footsteps
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Obsessed
  • Director
2002
40% Brother's Keeper
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet The Last Debate
  • Don Beard
  • Director
2000
80% The Jack Bull
  • Director
1999
33% Incognito
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Bingo Long And His Traveling All Stars
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault
  • Executive Producer
1996
31% Nick of Time
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
35% Drop Zone
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
1994
14% Another Stakeout
  • Director
1993
83% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  • Executive Producer
1993
48% Point of No Return (The Assassin)
  • Director
1993
74% The Hard Way
  • Director
1991
32% Bird on a Wire
  • Director
1990
50% Disorganized Crime
  • Executive Producer
1989
87% Stakeout
  • Producer
  • Director
1987
57% Short Circuit
  • Director
1986
65% American Flyers
  • Director
1985
93% WarGames (War Games)
  • Director
1983
84% Blue Thunder
  • Director
1983
80% Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Director
1981
64% Dracula
  • Director
1979
87% Saturday Night Fever
  • Director
1977
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Reflections of Murder
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Night Gallery
  • Producer
1969
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
24% Rush Hour
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
74% 12 Monkeys
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
97% Arrow
2012
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
72% Constantine
2014-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
78% Nikita
2010-2013
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
70% The Event
2010-2011
  • Director
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Director
  • 2008
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Director
  • 2003
  • 2002

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