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John Flynn (I) (1932–2007)

John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Manhattan Beach, ... See full bio »

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 2001 Protection
 1999 Absence of the Good (TV Movie)
 1994 Brainscan
 1993 Scam (TV Movie)
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
 1989 Lock Up
 1987 Best Seller
 1983 Touched
 1983 Lone Star (TV Movie)
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
 1980 Defiance
 1973 The Outfit
 1968 The Sergeant
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