A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring ... See full summary »
W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ... See full summary »
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
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The name "Hooper" is 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 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 »
I'm gonna find the guy who invented Xylocaine and kiss his ass on Hollywood and Vine!
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Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more »
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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