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      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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      DRACULA, director John Badham, 1979, ©Universal Pictures DRACULA, from left, director John Badham, Kate Nelligan, on-set, 1979, © Universal STAKEOUT, Richard Dreyfuss, director John Badham, Emilio Estevez, 1987, ©Buena Vista Pictures / WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?, director John Badham, 1981, (c) MGM STAKEOUT, Richard Dreyfuss, director John Badham, 1987, ©Buena Vista Pictures / Psych, John Badham, 'Not Even Close...Encounters', Season 5, Ep. #3, 07/28/2010, ©USA BLUE THUNDER, director John Badham (center) on set, 1983, (c)Columbia Pictures NICK OF TIME, Johnny Depp, director John Badham, 1995. (c) Paramount Pictures/ . STAKEOUT, Medeleine Stowe, director John Badham, on set, 1987. (c)Buena Vista Pictures DROP ZONE, director John Badham, on set, 1994. ©Paramount STAKEOUT, director John Badham, on set, 1987. (c)Buena Vista Pictures THE HARD WAY, director John Badham, on-set, 1991, (c) Universal Pictures Supernatural, John Badham (L), Misha Collins (R), 'Mother's Little Helper', Season 9, Ep. #17, 03/25/2014, ©KSITE

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      50% 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 35% Evel Knievel Director - 2004
      No Score Yet 20% Footsteps Director - 2003
      No Score Yet 38% Obsessed Director - 2002
      57% 23% Brother's Keeper 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
      30% 47% Nick of Time Director,
      Producer
      $7.8M 1995
      39% 32% Drop Zone Director $26.7M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless: Mind of a Killer Executive Producer - 1993
      16% 28% Another Stakeout Director $20.1M 1993
      52% 50% Point of No Return Director $27.5M 1993
      74% 79% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Executive Producer $34.9M 1993
      75% 53% The Hard Way Director $24.5M 1991
      25% 41% Bird on a Wire Director $68.8M 1990
      89% 56% Stakeout Director $65.4M 1987
      61% 67% Short Circuit Director $39.0M 1986
      70% 86% American Flyers Director - 1985
      78% 53% Blue Thunder Director - 1983
      94% 76% WarGames Director - 1983
      70% 79% Whose Life Is It Anyway? Director - 1981
      61% 58% Dracula Director - 1979
      82% 71% Saturday Night Fever Director - 1977
      87% 65% 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 Law 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 Gun 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% 72% Supernatural Director 2014-2017
      27% 63% Rush Hour Director 2016
      86% 63% Arrow Director 2015
      88% 78% 12 Monkeys Director 2015
      85% 69% Nikita Director 2012-2013
      67% 49% The Event Director 2010
      No Score Yet 86% 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 100% Kung Fu Director 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Director 1972