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Stunt Rock (1978)

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


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




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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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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This movie features footage from a number of other movies that stuntman Grant Page as appeared in. These include Death Cheaters (1976), Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and The Dragon Flies (1975). See more »


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What a treasure this is!
25 November 2009 | by rthinazSee all my reviews

What a treasure from the 70's this film is. I recently watched this film and it was a true joy for me. I worked in the film industry as a camera man in L.A. back in the 70's and 80's when this was being made. I remember the buzz in Hollywood/L.A. about this picture about stunt work in the movies. The filming in part,took place in Hollywood Ca. and at the MGM studio's in Culver City Ca. I enjoyed the insight of the Director,Brian Trenchard Smith, in presenting the contribution stuntmen made in making motion pictures back then. Keep in mind, no CGI in 78', and most of the stuntmen working then took some pretty incredible risks to get the shot called for by the directors, to make scenes look as real as possible for the films they worked in. The stuntman,Grant Page, was excellent in the lead roll as he talks about the business of stuntwork in film, and what it took to be a stuntman back then. It is a inside look from the stuntman who made it look real. I also want to say something about the music. This band "SORCERY" from L.A. was a well respected band in Hollywood. They had a huge following as I remember. On one occasion I remember there was a line around the block to see them at the "Whiskey" on Sunset Blvd, when they were performing there. Sometime after that, I also had the pleasure of seeing Sorcery perform, playing with Van Halen (SORCERY was the headliner)and I never forgot them either. They had the most amazing live stage show I ever saw. They were unforgettable, and very accomplished musicians as well. A true a one of a kind group. Sorcery presented the battle of "good vs. evil" as Merlin against Satan played out live on stage. You really had to see this show live to appreciate it! They blended magic and music together like no one had ever done,or seen before. Very entertaining and they were years ahead of their time. It was Brians T. Smith's, masterstroke bringing these two entities together,for his vision for the film Stuntrock. Sorcery and Grant Page were perfect for this project. The movie showed only a small part of SORCERY's live stage show. I also think Sorcery is responsible for a large amount of the success now seen for the picture some 30 years after being made in 1978, and they are a major contributer to it's present day underground cult status. The musicianship Sorcery showed in concert was second to none! I know the musicians from Sorcery played on other movies,did TV music work, records and did Dick Clark specials as well from that period. Brian's vision to make this film was somewhat limited,with a small budget and short time to complete, however he was smart to put Sorcery and Grant Page together for this unique look at stuntwork and music together. I will watch this again and again,for it's entertainment value and Sorcery's great music.

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Netherlands | Australia | USA



Release Date:

30 June 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

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AUD450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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