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)
 Story: 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.
 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: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation  
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Release: 25 February 1981
Directed by: Richard Rush  
Countries: USA  
MPAA Rating: R
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Metascore: N/A/100
Runtime: 131 min
Oscars: None
Cast
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
Crew
Director - Richard Rush
Screenplay - Lawrence B. Marcus
Adaptation - Richard Rush
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