The Stunt Man (1980)
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Cameron is a young veteran who is running from the police when he comes upon a movie set and accidentally causes the death of a stunt man. When Cameron explains his situation to the director Eli Cross, the eccentric man agrees to conceal him from the police on the condition that he take the stuntman's place. Before long, Cameron realizes that the autocratic Cross is taking advantage of him by putting him in unnecessary danger.
Jun 27, 1980 Wide
Aug 6, 2002
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
George D. Wallace
Eli's Crane Camerama...
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Richard Rush's inventive narrative about the blurred lines between movie reality and factual reality is vastly entertaining, boasting Peter O'Toole in a diabolical, delicious Oscar-nominated performance.
The film twists and turns from scene to scene, carrying the audience on the some whirlwind mind-game...
Middle fingers aimed directly at the Establishment - both in tainted Tinseltown and the rest of a pre-Reagan America - are rarely as masterful as this brazen bird flip.
Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.
At the 1980 San Francisco Film Festival, François Truffaut was asked to name his favorite director. He replied, 'I don't know his name, but I just saw his picture last night. It's called The Stunt Man.'
Strange, challenging and quite great.
O'Toole at his tyranical best. Another great performance by the little seen Railsback.
Metaphors and surprises galore!
The Stunt Man is a brilliant and provocative film about the mad mad world of moviemaking.
A wild, bizarre "B" movie gone mainstream.
The best film ever made about the movies. O'Toole is brilliant
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