After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.

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Glen Wilson
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B.J. Parswell
Ray Sharkey ...
Paul Salerno
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Patti Johnson
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Chuck Johnson
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Pete Lustig
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Dave Allison
James Luisi ...
Alvin Blake
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Earl O'Brien
Janet Hadland ...
Doctor
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Redneck
Dave Shelley ...
Jack
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Greg Wilson (as Gary Charles Davis)
Alex Kubik ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Expert stuntman Glen Wilson is called in to finish stunts for a movie plagued by production problems. It turns out that his younger brother Greg, also a stuntman, was killed in an accident during filming or so it seemed. En route to the shooting location, he picks up B.J. Parswell, an ambitious journalist who's doing a story on stuntmen. Things get hairy when his stuntmen pals are getting killed one by one during the stunts. Written by Jmac1988

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Dying is one hell of a way to make a living. See more »

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1 December 1977 (West Germany)  »

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Stunts, the Deadly Game  »

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Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in movie-making. In his book "Cult Movies 3", Danny Peary says in his piece on The Stunt Man (1980) that "there had been a proliferation of theatrical and television films about stuntmen". The films include Hooper (1978), Animal (1977), Evel Knievel (1971) (1971), Stunt Rock (1980), Evel Knievel (1974) (1974), Dare Devils (1973), Death Cheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). See more »

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[last lines]
B.J. Parswell: A very impressive ending.
Glen Wilson: Just like in the movies.
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Referenced in The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man' (2000) See more »

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Daredevil Made An Angel Out Of You
Music by Michael Kamen
Lyrics by Amy Ephron
Sung by Charlee
courtesy of Amerama Records
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Disappointing look at the stunt profession
6 February 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

In the 1960s, Robert Forster was starring in major studio movies like "Medium Cool" and "Reflections In A Golden Eye". But something happened to his career, and by 1977 he was appearing in low budget product like this movie. All the same, Forster gives a pretty credible performance, and the general level of acting by the other performers is acceptable. But it's hard to think of anything else positive about this movie. There are a number of stunt sequences, but they come off as just okay at best, routine at their worst. The main problem is with the script. Forster's character is supposed to be investigating his brother's death as well as the deaths of other stuntmen, but he hardly does any investigating at all. Most of the movie is obvious padding, and the revelation of the culprit only seems to come because the movie can't be padded out any more. Only if you're desperate.


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