Saturday Night Fever

One of the biggest films of the 1970s, recently restored for its 40th Anniversary, Saturday Night Fever continues to capture the imagination of each new generation. The story of Tony Manero and his yearning to escape his circumstances and build a bigger life for himself resonates today as much as ever. Featuring music that made for the biggest selling movie soundtrack of all time, this classic film is one to see again and again.

1977, 116 minutes, Rated R

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow

Directed by John Badham, Produced by Robert Stigwood, Written by Norman Wexler (Based on Nik Cohen's article)




A romantic retelling by an all-star cast of the familiar Bram Stoker horror classic, Frank Langella brings his triumphant performance from Broadway to the silver screen. Filmed on location in England by legendary Cinematographer Gil Taylor, The look of Dracula evokes Edward Gorey's stark monochromatic set design and costumes of the hit stage revival. 

1979, 109 minutes, Rated R

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasance, Kate Nelligan

Directed by John Badham, Produced by Marvin & Walter Mirisch, Screenplay by W.D. Richter (Based on the stage play by Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderson, and the Novel by Bram Stoker)




A beloved Sci-Fi classic that becomes more prescient each year. With winning perfomances by the young cast, we're on the edge of our seats as David Lightman inadvertently sinks deeper and deeper into what he thought was just a game - but could end up with the entire world sucked into a Thermonuclear War for real!

1983, 114 minutes, Rated PG

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy

Directed by John Badham, Produced by Leonard Goldberg, Screenplay by Lawrence Lasker & Walter F. Parkes



Short Circuit

Johnny Five is Alive! 

1986, 98 minutes, Rated PG

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton. G.W. Bailey

Directed by John Badham, Produced by David Foster & Lawrence Turman, Screenplay by S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock




Badham displays his talent for effortlessly balancing comedy and action in this film about two cops on a stakeout who do the one thing you're never supposed to do on a stakeout - get involved with the person you're watching.  

1987, 117 minutes, Rated R

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn, Madeline Stowe

Directed by John Badham, Produced by Jim Kouf & Cathleen Summers, Screenplay by Jim Kouf




Bird on a Wire

Another mega-hit action-comedy from Badham finds Mel Gibson on the run from the man he put behind bars fifteen years ago. When his former fiancée recognizes him and his cover is blown, they have to get to safety - but who else can they trust but each other? 

1990, 110 minutes, Rated PG-13

Starring: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Directed by John Badham, Produced by Rob Cohen, Screenplay by Louis Venosta & David Seltzer



Nick of Time

In this heart pounding action thriller, Johnny Depp has 90 minutes to assassinate the woman in the picture he's given - or the people who gave it to him will kill his young daughter. Taking place over 90 minutes in real time (set a clock and check it out!), Gene Watson has to figure out how to foil their plot - and who he can trust - before he runs out of time.

1995, 90 minutes, Rated R

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken. Charles S. Dutton, Roma Maffia, Marsha Mason

Directed by John Badham, Produced by John Badham & D.J. Caruso, Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Nick of Time


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

1977 - Saturday Night Fever (Paramount)

1979 - Dracula (Universal)

1981 - Whose Life Is It Anyway? (MGM/UA)

1983 - Blue Thunder (Columbia) ; WarGames (MGM/UA)

1985 - American Flyers (Warner Bros)

1986 - Short Circuit (PSO/Tri-Star)

1987 - Stakeout (Touchstone/Disney)

1990 - Bird on a Wire (Universal)

1991 - The Hard Way (Universal)

1993 - Point of No Return (Warner Bros);  Another Stakeout (Touchstone/Disney)

1994 - Drop Zone (Paramount)

1995 - Nick of Time (Paramount)

1997 - Incognito (Morgan Creek/Warner Bros)

Television Films

1971 - The Impatient Heart (NBC)

1973 - Isn't It Shocking? (ABC)

1974 - The Law (NBC); The Gun (ABC); Reflections of Murder (ABC); The Godchild (ABC)

1976 - The Keegans (CBS)

1998 - Floating Away (Showtime)

1999 - The Jack Bull (HBO)

2000 - The Last Debate (Showtime)

2002 - Brother's Keeper (USA); Obsessed (Lifetime)

2003 - Footsteps (CBS)

2004 - Evel Knievel (TNT)