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John Badham

Director, Actor

Saturday Night FeverSaturday Night Fever (1977) Recommended
Dir. John Badham
Feat. John Travolta
John Travolta's instant star–quality invests this chronicle of the disco era with an infectious bravado. Great soundtrack, classic dance moves…
DraculaDracula (1979)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence
Elegant variation on the Bram Stoker classic tones down the horror elements and amps up the eroticism with Langella an exceptional Count.
War GamesWar Games (1983) Recommended
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman
One of the best movies about computer hacking, is a highly effective comedy–thriller, with child–star Matthew Broderick accessing an…
Blue ThunderBlue Thunder (1983)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark
Cartoonish action flick with Roy Scheider as a test pilot selected to fly the world's most high–tech helicopter pilot who uncovers a…
American FlyersAmerican Flyers (1985)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Kevin Costner, Rae Dawn Chong, David Marshall Grant
Cross–country cycle drama about a couple of brothers striving to complete a race across the Rocky Mountains by summoning all their physical and…
Short CircuitShort Circuit (1986)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg
A family adopts an alien–robot which develops a personality of its own. Good family fodder.
StakeoutStakeout (1987)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe
Cops Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez run into some well–scripted comic entanglements on surveillance detail.
Bird On a WireBird On a Wire (1990)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine
Mel Gibson plays a protected witness who is wanted by some nasty crooks for putting them behind bars.
Hard Way, TheHard Way, The (1991)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Michael J. Fox, James Woods
Michael J.¬†Fox is perfectly cast as a Hollywood actor, keen to shrug off his clean image by playing a cop in his next film.¬†James Woods plays his…
Assassin, TheAssassin, The (Point of No Return) (1993)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney
Hollywood goes for the sure thing with this virtual frame–by–frame remake of NIKITA. Bridget Fonda does the best she can as the sexy…

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