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>
It just ain't summer without Burt!
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Did You Know?
The name "Hooper" is obviously 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
When Hooper and Ski are discussing Ski's falling stunt after the Charity Stunt Show, Hooper starts mentioning the heights he's fallen from, Ski mentions that Hooper fell "Seventy-five feet in Bullitt." The movie Bullitt
(1968) has no high fall stunts. (The only thing close is when Steve McQueen
chases the bad guy out of an airplane parked at the airport and they both leap out of a back door. But that's only about 15ft.) See more
I'm gonna find the guy who invented Xylocaine and kiss his ass on Hollywood and Vine!
Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more
A Player, A Pawn, A Hero, A King
Sung by Tammy Wynette See more