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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Did You Know?
The movie was part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in film-making. In his book "Cult Movies 3", Danny Peary
says in his piece on The Stunt Man
(1980) that "there had been a proliferation of theatrical and television films about stuntmen". The films include Hooper
(1977), Evel Knievel
(1971) (1971), Stunt Rock
(1980), Evel Knievel
(1974) (1974), Dare Devils
(1973), Death Cheaters
(1977), Viva Knievel!
(1977), Death Riders
(1976) and The Stunt Man
(1980). 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
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
It has a nice grayness to it, like La Strada.
Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more
Referenced in Stuntman
Sung and Written by Bent Myggen See more