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Hooper (1978)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  28 July 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Norman Grabowski ...
Hammerhead (as Norm Grabowski)
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Bidwell
Jim Burk ...
Jimbo
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Sheriff (as Don'Red'Barry)
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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Hollywood Stuntman  »

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Trivia

Hal Needham said on a radio show that he decided he wanted a shot from the point-of-view of the stuntman doing the motorcycle stunt that opens the film but the stuntman had already left for the day; so Needham put on pads over his street clothes and did the gag himself. The footage was not used, after all. See more »

Goofs

When Hooper rolls the vehicle he and Tony are riding in, the cameraman's reflection can be seen in the hood of the car after it comes to rest on its side. See more »

Quotes

Amtrac, SWAT man: [Sonny has smashed the jukebox to get Amtrac's money back] Well, if you wanted to make somebody look like an asshole, boy, you did! That was you.
Sonny Hooper: [counting the SWAT guys] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12... six against twelve!
Ski: [joins in] Seven.
Sonny Hooper: Seven against twelve. Well, that's a little uneven. Looks like you guys'll have to go back to Houston and get some more guys!
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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
Sung by Tammy Wynette
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A Reynolds Gem
15 June 2004 | by (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

Even if you consider the year (1977) in which Hooper was made, it's a grand representation of the "Making-of-a-Movie-Within-a-Movie" genre. The only one to come close was years later with 'Get Shorty'. 'Hooper' was grand because it was Burt doing most of his own stunts, he and Sally were still an off-camera couple, and most of all, Burt was in his element, and likely so for the last time. While working with actors and crew he knew well and was already familiar with, Burt's true persona really shone through! The first 'Smokey and the Bandit' came close, but the true Burt didn't permeate the SATB set as in 'Hooper'. After 'Hooper', the gist of this Burt was really never seen again.


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