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Hooper (1978)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 28 July 1978 (USA)
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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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
Alfie Wise ...
Tony
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Sherman
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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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Storyline

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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Hollywood Stuntman  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name "Hooper" is a reference to the name: "Hooker" - as in Buddy Joe Hooker ( a famous stuntman and various others in the same family). Buddy Joe Hooker's name even appears on a strip of tape on a drawer in "Sonny Hooper's" (Burt Reynolds ) trailer. This can be seen over Burt's shoulder, early in the movie, in the scene where Sonny/Burt and Cully/James Best do their Roy Rogers' sidekick and James Stewart impressions. Tommy J. Huff's name also appears on the drawer under Buddy Joe's. 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

Sonny Hooper: I'm gonna find the guy who invented Xylocaine and kiss his ass on Hollywood and Vine!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Soundtracks

La Virgin De La Macarena
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Music by Bernardino Bautista Monterde
Lyrics by Antonio Ortiz Calero
Lyrics adapted by Dorothy Dodd
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This is SO Burt Reynolds/Sally Field
6 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, another funny-profane-interesting-irreverent Burt Reynolds movie of the 1970s. He made so many of these type of films, several with his girlfriend at the time, Sally Field. Almost all of them have the same feel to them.

Field echos Reynolds good looks and bad morals by running around in a tight shirt with her nipples showing and pair of short shorts with a butt sticking out. This is not untypical of the movies in the 1970s, where "freedom" had arrived and many filmmakers abused it. No one had more fun with those low-moral characters than Reynolds (and Fields, I suspect, too).

Yet, I have to admit most of the Reynolds films, including this one, were never boring and usually fun to watch. Being young and a bit immature helped us appreciate these movies back then.


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