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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Action | Comedy

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28 July 1978 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Stuntman  »

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Trivia

Director Roger Deal (Robert Klein)'s last lines - about film being "little pieces of time" - are a paraphrase of remarks by Peter Bogdanovich. In fact, the director character was based on Bogdanovich. 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

Roger Deal: It has a nice grayness to it, like La Strada.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King
Sung by Tammy Wynette
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NOT BAD FOR A STUNT MOVIE!
20 September 2003 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds is great playing the stuntman. This movie is mostly about learning from the pro. Hooper describes himself well to the rookie stuntman and at the end he puts the director "in his place". Now "Smokey and the Bandit" a year earlier was a complete riot, and it left me in stitches. "Hooper" was a little on the tamer side which indeed spare a few laughs or more. The chemistry was great with Sally Field and him, and James Best was great before getting his role as Roscoe P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard". This movie got a thrill you can spill! 9 out of 10.


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