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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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It just ain't summer without Burt! 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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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 Sonny and Ski escape the cop (with the jet car) you hear the cop yell, "Great God Almighty!" but if you look into the rear view mirror his mouth isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Jocko Doyle: You oughta drink more. Nothing hurts when you're numb.
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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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Features Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Hooper
Sung and Written by Bent Myggen
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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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