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Stunt Man, The Movie

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An 80ís movie about how surrealistic can life become. A fugitive from justice will find an alternative to prison: to risk his life in a movie film.

Stunt Man, The DVD


The Stunt Man movie tells us the story of Eli Cross, a former soldier who has problems with the law. While running away, he tumbles with a filming crew in a beach resort. The director, a megalomaniac desperate for a stunt replacement, convinces Cross to stay.

However, the main character of The Stunt Man will have doubts of his choice. Although he will not have to face the police, the stunts that he is required to perform are very dangerous. And he may even die as his predecessor did.


Eli Cross - Peter O'Toole
Cameron - Steve Railsback
Nina Franklin - Barbara Hershey
Sam - Allen Garfield
Jake - Alex Rocco


The Stunt Man was filmed in 1978, but it wasnít until 1980 that the film was projected.

Both Martin Sheen and Jeff Bridges lobbied very hard in order to obtain the role of Cameron in The Stunt Man.

Academy Awards:

Peter O'Toole won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Eli Cross in Stunt Man, The.

Richard Rush won for Best Director for Stunt Man, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Stunt Man, The was released to theatres on 06/27/1980 and grossed $7,063,886 at the box office in the US.

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