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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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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Release Date:

28 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Stuntman  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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When Hooper is asked to do the final gag while he is on the weight bench, he wears a Florida State University T-shirt. 'Burt Reynolds' attended Florida State University. See more »


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 »


Jocko Doyle: You oughta drink more. Nothing hurts when you're numb.
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Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more »


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A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King
Written by Stewart Harris
Sung by Tammy Wynette
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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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