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The Devil at Your Heels (1981)

Devil at Your Heels, traces the trials of stuntman Ken Carter who attempts a death defying aerial jump in a car. Not content with a normal jump, Ken Carter attempts a jump from Canada to ... See full summary »

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Devil at Your Heels, traces the trials of stuntman Ken Carter who attempts a death defying aerial jump in a car. Not content with a normal jump, Ken Carter attempts a jump from Canada to the USA. Written by Nic Christodoulou <doctore@usa.net>

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October 1981 (USA)  »

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The Late Show Presents: The Devil at Your Heels  »

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CAD 300,000 (estimated)
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When Carter is on the phone with a promoter about being "the first civilian astronaut in space" he is re-enacting the phone call for the film production who were not there for the original call. This is evident as his finger is on the hook/cradle as the dial tone kept distracting him. See more »

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Brilliant. NOT a mockumentary, unbelievable as it may seem.
17 May 2012 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Oh no, it's real alright. It reads like a classic mockumentary, but no, Ken is a real man and these are real attempts to make a real stunt.

The filming style is the classical 80s documentary format that was so well parodied in Spinal Tap, but this is the real thing.

Make popcorn. Watch the whole film - you can find it on you-tube if you make a cursory search. DO NOT FAST-FORWARD AT ANY POINT! The tension builds towards the end BRILLIANTLY as real-life strangeness takes over where scriptwriters dare not go. No writer of fiction could have written the ending of this film, only the laws of physics and aerodynamics combined with an extraordinary man like Ken Carter could create this work of art.

Warning: Read the wikipedia article on this film AFTER you see the whole movie.

You can watch it on you-tube.


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