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John Thomas (III) (1947–1994)

John Thomas was born in 1947 in Canada. He is known for his work on First Blood (1982), It (1990) and Days of Heaven (1978). He died in 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See full bio »


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Known For

First Blood
First Blood Special Effects
It Special Effects
Days of Heaven
Days of Heaven Special Effects
Timecop Special Effects


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 1995 Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Timecop (special effects coordinator)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (flying effects: supervisor)
 1993 Another Stakeout (special effects coordinator)
 1993 Alive (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Stay Tuned (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 K2 (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Crooked Hearts (special effects consultant)
 1991/I White Fang (special effects foreman)
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series) (special effects coordinator - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1990) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Part 1 (1990) ... (special effects coordinator)
 1990 Bird on a Wire (special effects coordinator)
 1990 Short Time (special effects assistant) / (special effects best boy: second unit)
 1990 Anything to Survive (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1989 The First Season (special effects consultant)
 1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1989 Speed Zone (special effects supervisor)
 1989 The Fly II (special effects coordinator)
 1988 Shoot to Kill (special effects supervisor)
 1987 Housekeeping (special effects coordinator)
 1987 Stakeout (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Christmas Snow (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 2 episodes)
- Hero in the Family (1986) ... (special effects coordinator)
- I-Man (1986) ... (special effects coordinator)
 1986 The Boy Who Could Fly (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Fire with Fire (special effects)
 1985 One Magic Christmas (special effects coordinator)
 1985 Blackout (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1985 The Aviator (special effects)
 1984/I Runaway (special effects coordinator)
 1984 Draw! (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1984 Iceman (head effects coordinator)
 1983 Never Cry Wolf (special effects)
 1983 The Golden Seal (special effects coordinator)
 1983 Maria Chapdelaine (special effects)
 1983 Star 80 (special effects)
 1983 Le ruffian (special effects)
 1982 First Blood (special effects best boy)
 1982 Mother Lode (special effects)
 1982 The Grey Fox (special effects)
 1981 Death Hunt (special effects)
 1980 Klondike Fever (special effects)
 1979 Bear Island (special effects)
 1979 A Man, a Woman and a Bank (special effects)
 1979 Quintet (special effects)
 1978 Superman (special effects - uncredited)
 1978 Days of Heaven (special effects)
 1977 Angela (special effects)
 1977 Starship Invasions (special effects crew)
 1976 Shadow of the Hawk (special effects)
 1976 The Food of the Gods (special effects)
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Has a studio named after him: 'The John Thomas Special Effects Stage'. Before it was re-built into a sound stage, the building was used to manufacture components for San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and Lions Gate Bridge. See more »

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