The Stunt Man (1980)

The Stunt Man 1980

"If God could do the things that we can do, he'd be a happy man . . ."
 Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay), Richard Rush (adaptation), Paul Brodeur (novel)
  A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.
 Plot: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.
 Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
 Did you know: François Truffaut was an early contender to direct the film version of Paul Brodeur's novel. Truffaut borrowed elements from the story for La nuit américaine and Arthur Penn did the same for Night Moves.
 Studios: Simon Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
1 Votes (5)
Release: 1981-02-25
Directed by: Richard Rush
Countries: USA
Language: English
Genres: Action,  Comedy,  Drama
MPAA Rating: R
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Runtime: 131
Peter O'Toole
as Eli Cross
Steve Railsback
as Cameron
Barbara Hershey
as Nina Franklin
Allen Garfield
as Sam (as Allen Goorwitz)
Alex Rocco
as Police Chief Jake
Sharon Farrell
as Denise
Adam Roarke
as Raymond Bailey
Philip Bruns
as Ace
John Garwood
as Gabe
Jim Hess
as Henry
John Pearce
as Garage Guard
George D. Wallace
as Father
Dee Carroll
as Mother
Leslie Winograde
as Sister
Charles Bailey
as Chuck Barton
Director - Richard Rush
Screenplay - Lawrence B. Marcus
Adaptation - Richard Rush
Novel - Paul Brodeur
Music - Dominic Frontiere
Director of Photography - Mario Tosi
Rotten Tomatoes® Ratings and Review
Average rating: 7.8/10
Reviews counted: 26
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 2
76% liked it
Average rating: 3.7/5
Reviews counted: 3,776

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