John Badham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John MacDonald Badham is an English-born American director of film and television, best known for the films Saturday Night Fever (1977), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987). Badham worked in television for years, before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever, a massive worldwide hit starring John Travolta. WarGames (1983), starring Matthew Broderick, is his other signature film, renowned for its take on popular Cold War fears of nuclear terror, and holocaust, as well as being one of the first films to deal with the subculture of amateur hacking. In addition to his numerous film credits, Badham has also directed and produced for TV, including credits for Rod Serling's Night Gallery, and the A&E television series The Beast. He has also contributed commentary to the web series Trailers from Hell. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Badham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Another Stakeout (1993)

Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dennis Farina

Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dennis Farina

Bird on a Wire (1990)

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

Blue Thunder (1983)

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Warren Oates  •  Candy Clark  •  Malcolm McDowell

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Warren Oates  •  Candy Clark  •  Malcolm McDowell

Dracula (1979)

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Kate Nelligan

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Kate Nelligan

Drop Zone (1994)

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

Point of No Return (1993)

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Karen Lynn Gorney  •  Barry Miller  •  Joseph Cali

Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Karen Lynn Gorney  •  Barry Miller  •  Joseph Cali

Short Circuit (1986)

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Austin Pendleton

After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Steve Guttenberg  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Austin Pendleton

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  James Earl Jones  •  Richard Pryor  •  DeWayne Jessie

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  James Earl Jones  •  Richard Pryor  •  DeWayne Jessie

The Hard Way (1991)

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

WarGames (1983)

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High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

Stakeout (1987)

Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn

Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn

Nick of Time (1995)

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An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Courtney Chase  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Christopher Walken

An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Courtney Chase  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Christopher Walken

The Jack Bull (1999)

The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's complaint, the war he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Cusack  •  John Goodman  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Miranda Otto

The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's complaint, the war he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Cusack  •  John Goodman  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Miranda Otto

Reflections of Murder (1974)

The wife and mistress of the abusive headmaster of a boy's school plot and carry out his murder. They dump his body in the murky swimming pool at the school and await for it to surface. After several days, some unusual circumstances point to clues that he is not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Tuesday Weld  •  Joan Hackett  •  Sam Waterston  •  Lucille Benson

The wife and mistress of the abusive headmaster of a boy's school plot and carry out his murder. They dump his body in the murky swimming pool at the school and await for it to surface. After several days, some unusual circumstances point to clues that he is not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Tuesday Weld  •  Joan Hackett  •  Sam Waterston  •  Lucille Benson

Obsessed (2002)

A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jenna Elfman  •  Kate Burton  •  Lisa Edelstein  •  Jane Wheeler

A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jenna Elfman  •  Kate Burton  •  Lisa Edelstein  •  Jane Wheeler

The Godchild (1974)

Three Union POWs fleeing across the desert to escape both their Confederate pursuers and rampaging Apaches come across a dying woman and her infant child. They promise the woman that they will take care of the child and get it to safety, even though none of them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Jack Warden  •  Keith Carradine  •  Ed Lauter

Three Union POWs fleeing across the desert to escape both their Confederate pursuers and rampaging Apaches come across a dying woman and her infant child. They promise the woman that they will take care of the child and get it to safety, even though none of them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Jack Warden  •  Keith Carradine  •  Ed Lauter

The Gun (1974)

The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Stephen Elliott  •  Jean Le Bouvier  •  Wallace Rooney  •  David Huffman

The odyssey of an American handgun and the dramatic way it reshapes the lives of its various owners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Stephen Elliott  •  Jean Le Bouvier  •  Wallace Rooney  •  David Huffman

Brother's Keeper (2002)

The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond, a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help reluctantly convinced by an old boyfriend. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Corin Nemec  •  Leland Orser  •  Evan Parke

The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond, a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help reluctantly convinced by an old boyfriend. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Corin Nemec  •  Leland Orser  •  Evan Parke

The Impatient Heart (1971)

A social worker has problems in her private life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Carrie Snodgress  •  Michael Brandon  •  Michael Constantine  •  Marian Hailey

A social worker has problems in her private life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Carrie Snodgress  •  Michael Brandon  •  Michael Constantine  •  Marian Hailey
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