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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
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
50% 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
38% Drop Zone
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
1994
14% Another Stakeout
  • Director
1993
75% 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
83% Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Director
1981
64% Dracula
  • Director
1979
85% 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
87% Supernatural
2005
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
23% Rush Hour
2016
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2016
83% 12 Monkeys
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
89% Arrow
2012
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015-2017
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2015
72% Constantine
2014-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
85% 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
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2009
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Director
  • 2008
No Score Yet Men in Trees
2006-2008
  • Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
  • Director
  • 2007
49% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
86% 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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