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Stunt Rock (1978)

While working on a TV show in Los Angeles, famed Australian stuntman Grant Page helps an up-and-coming fantasy-themed rock band develop special effects and dangerous stunts for their act.

Writers:

Paul-Michel Mielche Jr. (screenplay) (as Paulmichel Mielche Jr.), Brian Trenchard-Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Page ... Grant Page
Monique van de Ven ... Monique van de Ven
Margaret Gerard Margaret Gerard ... Lois Wills
Paul Haynes Paul Haynes ... King of the Wizards - Sorcery
Curtis Hyde Curtis Hyde ... Prince of Darkness - Sorcery
Greg Magie ... Lead Singer - Sorcery
Smokey Huff Smokey Huff ... Lead Guitar - Sorcery
Richie King Richie King ... Bass Guitar - Sorcery
Perry Morris Perry Morris ... Drums - Sorcery (as Pere Morris)
Doug Loch Doug Loch ... Keyboards - Sorcery
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... The Agent (as Dick Blackburn)
Ron Raley Ron Raley ... The TV Director
Chris Chalen Chris Chalen ... The Escapologist
T.J. Shaner T.J. Shaner
Barbra Paskin Barbra Paskin ... Barbra Paskin (as Barbara Paskin)
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Storyline

In this movie based on Grant Page, the famous real life Australian master stuntman best known for his work on Mad Max, Grant, who plays himself, goes to Los Angeles to work on a television series. He uses his spare time to lend his expertise to rock band Sorcery (real life band played by themselves), whose act features dangerous stunts and a fantasy storyline focused on duels between the King of the Wizards and the Prince of Darkness, with his cousin playing the Prince. Page helps the duo develop pyrotechnic magic tricks for their shows, and also finds himself in a budding romance with a magazine writer as he recounts to her his own exploits as a stuntman and daredevil as well as various stunts by other greats. The movie also features Grant's stunts from other movies as a showcase of his amazing but dangerous work. Written by scgary66

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Ain't nobody alive that drives like him... See more »

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Action | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Brian Trenchard-Smith signed the rock group Sorcery after seeing a video-cassette of a performance of the troupe from a 1977 Los Angeles night-club. Brian did see the band at the S.I.R. soundstages in Hollywood to meet the band members for the first time, before shooting started. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sacrifice
Written by Perry Morris, Smokey Huff (as Richard Taylor) and Greg Magie
Performed by Sorcery
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Stunt. Rock.
5 July 2015 | by MeanYOB64See all my reviews

I had an epiphany during this movie, for my whole life I naively thought Citizen Kane had no equal, but now I can say with complete confidence that Stunt Rock is unequivocally it.

The similarities are subtle but many, there are moving pictures & sound - so far so good, plenty of thoughtful mugging is going on just like what Orson Welles did and lastly while you are watching twelve monkeys don't encroach around you hurling their feces in your general direction.

One of the reasons I discovered this movie is I found the soundtrack to Rocktober Blood, which I listened to hundreds of times before finally deciding to watch the actual movie and of course Sorcery (not Sorcery of Chicago) does the music and they Rock! I feel the movie (Rocktober Blood) is underrated, the plot is more interesting than you may initially think, but then again you get great music as well!

I feel many parallels can be drawn between Rocktober Blood and Stunt Rock, which can only bode well for you, the viewer, since you could have a great night with friends, make it a double-bill!


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Country:

Netherlands | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Crash See more »

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Budget:

AUD450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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