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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glen Wilson
B.J. Parswell
Ray Sharkey ...
Paul Salerno
Patti Johnson
Chuck Johnson
Pete Lustig
Dave Allison
James Luisi ...
Alvin Blake
Earl O'Brien
Janet Hadland ...
Dave Shelley ...
Greg Wilson (as Gary Charles Davis)
Alex Kubik ...
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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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To hell with the dialogue. Let's break something. See more »


Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

1 December 1977 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


[last lines]
B.J. Parswell: A very impressive ending.
Glen Wilson: Just like in the movies.
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Written by Michael Kamen
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On a movie location shoot, someone is killing the stuntman.
29 January 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This neat little sleeper of a movie, which is a pre-cursor to the more mainstream THE STUNTMAN, grabs you from the first few minutes and takes you on a wild ride right up to the end. When stuntman Greg Wilson (Gary Davis) meets a grisly end while on location with a film company, his brother Glen (Robert Forster) shows up to complete the film in his place, and find out what really happened.

Several more stuntmen meet their demise and it's really looking bad for the Special Effects man Pete Lustig (Richard Lynch). Lustig is a strange fellow to be sure, but is he capable of cold-blooded murder? The surviving stuntmen seem to think so as the bodies continue to pile up.

Meanwhile reporter BJ Parswell (Fiona Lewis) arrives to do a story on the mysterious deaths and finds herself right in the middle of it all. The action-packed ending will have you on the edge of your seat as the killer is finally revealed.

I liked this film, it wasn't as good as THE STUNTMAN, but not bad either. Forster, who resembles Robert Blake, is great as tough guy Glen. You find yourself rooting for him to find the real killer. Lynch does a fine job as the creepy, lone-wolf Lustig, yet he has such a sad, puppy-dog quality to him that you find yourself hoping he's not the one. It's hard to hate someone who seems so lonely and left out. And Lewis is superb as the bitchy reporter who turns out to be pretty nice and who ends up helping to solve the mystery.

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