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Stunts (1977)

After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.


Mark L. Lester


Raymond Lofaro (story), Dennis Johnson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Glen Wilson
Fiona Lewis ... B.J. Parswell
Ray Sharkey ... Paul Salerno
Joanna Cassidy ... Patti Johnson
Bruce Glover ... Chuck Johnson
Richard Lynch ... Pete Lustig
Darrell Fetty ... Dave Allison
James Luisi ... Alvin Blake
Candice Rialson ... Judy Blake
Malachi Throne ... Earl O'Brien
Janet Hadland Janet Hadland ... Doctor
H.B. Haggerty ... Redneck
Dave Shelley Dave Shelley ... Jack
Gary Davis ... Greg Wilson (as Gary Charles Davis)
Alex Kubik Alex Kubik ... Gas Station Attendant


Expert stuntman Glen Wilson is called in to finish stunts for a movie plagued by production problems. It turns out that his younger brother Greg, also a stuntman, was killed in an accident during filming or so it seemed. En route to the shooting location, he picks up B.J. Parswell, an ambitious journalist who's doing a story on stuntmen. Things get hairy when his stuntmen pals are getting killed one by one during the stunts. Written by Jmac1988

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Dying is one hell of a way to make a living. See more »


Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in movie-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 (1978), Animal (1977), Evel Knievel (1971) (1971), Stunt Rock (1978), Evel Knievel (1974) (1974), Dare Devils (1973), Death Cheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). See more »


When Greg Wilson attempts the helicopter stunt at the beginning of the film, there is a black winch apparatus visible in the back of the helicopter. When the helicopter lands after Greg's fall, the hold of the helicopter is empty. The winch returns for for Glen's attempt, and is visible throughout. See more »


[last lines]
B.J. Parswell: A very impressive ending.
Glen Wilson: Just like in the movies.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Ease Your Mind
Written by Michael Kamen
Sung by Charlee
courtesy of Amerama Records
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20 October 2019 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

I searched for this very old & obscure 70's film because of my love for the great ROBERT FORSTER R.I.P, I've been a massive fan of his since the genius "Tarantino" resurrected his dead Career & put him in a lead role in his 90's MASTERPIECE "Jackie Brown" & since then I've been finding & getting his old films, which is a very hard thing to do as his old flicks are so rare & unavailable, it took me years to find a dvd copy of "Alligator" his 1980 B-movie creature feature!!! Anyway the dvd copy i have of "Stunts" is very poor in quality in fact it actually looks like how it would've looked watching it on the big screen in an old grindhouse theatre back in the 70's lol as it's full of old scratches & grain, it's a relic of a copy problem a vhs version put on to a dvd I'm guessing? Stunts is a fun & easy watching little low-budget B-movie Mystery, it felt like a Sunday afternoon t.v movie or a "Columbo" movie & that's fine i enjoyed it. Stunts is a mystery about a stuntman is killed during a big action scene stunt while making a movie but there seems to be foul play!!! The dead guys brother who is also a stuntman travels to the place where they're shooting the movie to take his place & investigate his brothers death, other friends of his stunt crew start to have dangerous "Accidents" & begins a race against time to stop the next stuntman from getting hurt or worse. Stunts has humour & danger mixed in with the the Action, the stunt team are a likeable bunch but it's Robert Forster who obviously stands out, nice to see Forster in the lead role as "Glen Wilson" a cool & calm stuntman.

Robert Forster is great once again, he has such a natural rugged blue collar kinda guy charm that he's a joy to watch & that's one of the reasons he became one of my favourite actors. There's some good fun stunts & a nice "Columbo" style mystery atmosphere, so Stunts is a solid little movie & a nice look at making action scenes & movies from the inside of the Stunts team. A good mystery Thriller & a nice performance from Robert Forster

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Release Date:

1 December 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Who is Killing the Stuntmen? See more »


Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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