John Badham

John Badham

  • Highest Rated: 100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Another Stakeout (1993)
  • Birthday: Aug 25, 1939
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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

No Score Yet Becoming Iconic Actor 2018
No Score Yet Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary Director 2017
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
57% 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
33% Nick of Time Producer Director 1995
41% Drop Zone Executive Producer Director Producer 1994
13% Another Stakeout Director 1993
71% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Executive Producer 1993
50% 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
58% Short Circuit Director 1986
65% American Flyers Director 1985
93% WarGames (War Games) Director 1983
80% Blue Thunder Director 1983
75% Whose Life Is It Anyway? Director 1981
63% Dracula Director 1979
83% 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

88% Supernatural
2005
Producer Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
23% Rush Hour
2016
Producer Director
  • 2016
88% 12 Monkeys
2015-2018
Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% Arrow
2012
Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015-2017
Producer Director
  • 2015
72% Constantine
2014-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
84% Nikita
2010-2013
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
67% The Event
2010-2011
Director
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Producer Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
Director
  • 2008
56% Men in Trees
2006-2008
Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Producer Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Director
  • 2007
23% Standoff
2006
Director
  • 2007
55% Heroes
2006-2010
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Director
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Director
  • 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Director
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971

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