Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.

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Cast

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Ski
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Gwen
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Jocko
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Max Berns
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Roger Deal
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Cully
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Adam
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Tony
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Sherman
Norman Grabowski ...
Hammerhead (as Norm Grabowski)
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Bidwell
Jim Burk ...
Jimbo
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Sheriff
Princess O'Mahoney ...
Wanda
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Aging stuntman Sonney Hooper is still on top as one of the best stuntmen in the business. But up and coming Ski is starting to do bigger and better stunts. Hooper has the experience to setup a stunt safely, and Ski lacks the common sense to know when a stunt is too dangerous. Maybe together, along with their fun loving buddies, they can do a stunt together that will surpass anything that anyone has done. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The greatest stuntman alive! See more »

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Action | Comedy

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28 July 1978 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Throughout his career Burt Reynolds has made a number of movies that examine movie-making and this film is one of them. The pictures include Fade-In (1968) (location filming & westerns); Silent Movie (1976) and Nickelodeon (1976) (silent films); Best Friends (1982) (scriptwriting & Hollywood); Hooper (1978) (stuntwork and Hollywood); The Player (1992) (Hollywood); Boogie Nights (1997) (adult films); The Last Producer (2000) (producers and Hollywood); The Hollywood Sign (2001) and A Bunch of Amateurs (2008) (actors and Hollywood). See more »

Goofs

When Roger tells Tony to get Hooper to bring down the price of the rocket car stunt in the sound stage, Tony's shirt is green, but when he goes outside to find Hooper his shirt is red. See more »

Quotes

Singer: Everyone get drunk and be somebody!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chicken Run (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King
Written by Stewart Harris
Sung by Tammy Wynette
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A refreshing Reynolds sleepwalk
29 May 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

You're not going to find a moving story about a man coming to terms with his own mortality here, but from just a look at the cover of the DVD, you probably weren't expecting it. What we have here is a very pleasant diversion that never takes itself too seriously. Just before things start to get a little too sentimental, someone always jumps off a tall building or flips the car he's driving. Overall, the film has a nice pace. The gags (as in slapstick) are occasionally hilarious, and the gags (as in stunts) are outstanding--I believe this film holds the record for longest rocket car jump. And Burt is his usual self, so utterly unself conscious, he can deliver lines like, "If you don't try to do any stunts, I won't try to do any acting." Make of that what you will. ;-)


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