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Encyclopedia > John Badham

John Badham (born August 25, 1939, UK) is a film director. Though born in the UK (in Luton, Bedfordshire), John Badham was raised in the state of Alabama in the United States and became a naturalized citizen at the age of seven. He attended Indian Springs School in Alabama and college at Yale University. He had worked for television for years before his breakthrough with Saturday Night Fever in 1977. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... Indian Springs School is an 8th-12th grades boarding and day school at the base of Oak Mountain in Indian Springs, Shelby County, Alabama, near Birmingham. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


As well as numerous film credits, Badham has also directed and produced for TV, including credits for Rod Serling's Night Gallery. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ...


He is the brother of Mary Badham, who played Scout Finch in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Mary Badham playing Jean Louise Scout Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird Mary Badham (born October 7, 1952, Birmingham, Alabama), an American child actress best known for her portrayal of Jean Louise Scout Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which she was nominated... To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan and based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee. ...

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Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Dracula is a 1979 horror/romance film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula. ... The play Whose Life Is It Anyway by Brian Clark (playwright) was written as a television play in 1972. ... Blue Thunder is a 1983 feature film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same name. ... This article is about the 1983 US movie. ... For alternate meanings see Short circuit (disambiguation) A short circuit (sometimes known as simply a short) is a fault whereby electricity moves through a circuit in an unintended path, usually due to a connection forming where none was expected. ... The 1987 movie Stakeout stars Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Madeleine Stowe. ... The Hard Way is a 1991 action-comedy film starring James Woods and Michael J. Fox and directed by John Badham. ... For other meanings of point of no return, see Point of no return (disambiguation). ... Drop zone in Empuriabrava, Catalonia Drop zone in Pepperell, MA (USA) seen from the air In parachuting, a Drop zone or DZ is the area above and around a location where a skydiver or parachutist freefalls and expects to land. ... DVD cover Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Courtney Chase and Christopher Walken, is a 1995 thriller movie about an assassination attempt. ... This made for HBO western tells an interesting story of the fictional character Myrl Redding. ...

Trivia

  • The leading woman in two of Badham's films were named Stephanie (Saturday Night Fever and Short Circuit).
  • Two women in his movies were played by Ally Sheedy

See also

Listing of famous people born in Alabama. ...

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