John Flynn received a degree in journalism from UCLA. He is known for making efficient, no nonsense crime-thrillers The Outfit and Rolling Thunder.
John Flynn Net Worth $12 Million
John Flynn began his cinematic career as an apprentice to director Robert Wise on Odds Against Tomorrow and worked as the script supervisor on West Side Story. He then worked as a second unit manager on Kid Galahad, Two for the Seesaw and The Great Escape. His debut as a director came with The Sergeant that starred Rod Steiger. His next film was The Jerusalem File that’s little seen.
Flynn’s substantial commercial success was with The Outfit starring Robert Duvall. Flynn achieved his greatest enduring fad popularity with the gritty revenge thriller Rolling Thunder starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. His following films are similarly strong and rewarding which contained the exciting urban vigilante opus Defieance, the terrific Best Seller, the sturdy Sylvester Stallone penitentiary drama Lock Up, the above typical Steven Seagal actions vehicle Out for Justice as well as the nifty virtual reality horror appearance Brainscan starring Edward Furlong and Frank Langella.
In the 1990s, Flynn has additionally directed two made-for-cable TV movies: Nails, a Dennis Hopper policeman film and Scam, a crime drama. His last movie was the direct-to-video film Protection before he expired on April 4, 2007 in the age of 75. Flynn was a part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Directors Branch).