The Stunt Man (1980)
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as Eli Cross
as Nina Franklin
as Raymond Bailey
as Chuck Barton
as Garage Guard
as Assistant Director
as Assistant Directors
as Helicopter Pilot
as Cop #1
as Cop #2
as FBI Agent Thompson
as Elk's Crane Camerama...
as Stunt Crew
as Stunt Crew
as Brothel Man #1
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Critic Reviews for The Stunt Man
Pretentious, overenergized, muddled, intellectually bogus, and very entertaining for it.
The fun lies in the journey. It is a trip of constantly shifting perceptions and sharply etched satirical sketches of movie types. It is also a carnival of bang-up stunt scenes.
The result is a movie filled with gags and excellent stunts which remains curiously humourless at heart. Stunted, not stunning.
Audience Reviews for The Stunt Man
Time after time the camera shows us people in precarious situations here only to pull back to reveal that everything just witnessed was an elaborate gag designed to please the director of a film ... even the ins and outs of personal relationships. Are our own lives so controlled? A paranoid drug-fueled delusion, mindlessly rambling at points, still interesting at points.
An effing masterpiece from beginning to end. There is just no two ways about it. Peter O'Toole was right. "This film wasn't released, it escaped." An amazing piece of cinema and fantastic performances across the board.
O'Toole always makes me feel uncomfortable. Again he is strange and creepy in this role. I thought I'd be more interested in the behind-the-scenes setting of this movie, but this type of film where you don't know what is real or if the main character is imagining some of it isn't my thing.
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