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The Stunt Man (27-Jun-1980)

Director: Richard Rush

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus; Richard Rush

From novel by: Paul Brodeur

Music by: Dominic Frontiere

Producer: Richard Rush

Keywords: Action/Adventure

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Phil Bruns
2-May-1931 8-Feb-2012 George Shumway on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Allen Garfield
22-Nov-1939   Cry Uncle!
Barbara Hershey
5-Feb-1948   Boxcar Bertha and Mary Magdalene
Peter O'Toole
2-Aug-1932 14-Dec-2013 Lawrence of Arabia
Steve Railsback
16-Nov-1948   Helter Skelter
Alex Rocco
29-Feb-1936 18-Jul-2015 Moe Greene in The Godfather


Peter O'Toole   ...   Eli Cross
Steve Railsback   ...   Cameron
Barbara Hershey   ...   Nina Franklin
Allen Garfield   ...   Sam
Alex Rocco   ...   Jake
Sharon Farrell   ...   Denise
Adam Roarke   ...   Raymond Bailey
Philip Bruns   ...   Ace
Chuck Bail   ...   Chuck Barton
John Garwood   ...   Gabe -- Eli's Cameraman
Jim Hess   ...   Henry -- Eli's Camera Assistant
John B. Pearce   ...   Garage Guard
Michael Railsback   ...   Burt
George D. Wallace   ...   Father
Dee Carroll   ...   Mother
Leslie Winograde   ...   Sister
Don Kennedy   ...   Lineman
Whitey Hughes   ...   Eli's A.D.
Walter Robles   ...   Eli's A.D.
A. J. Bakunas   ...   Eli's Script Clerk
Roberto Caruso   ...   1st Cop
Frank Avila   ...   2nd Cop
Stafford Morgan   ...   Thompson FBI
John Alderman   ...   Carlbinarri
Jack Palinkas   ...   Technician
Cecil Brittain   ...   2nd Technician
Garrett McPherson   ...   Tourist
Nelson Tyler   ...   Eli's Crane cameraman
Louis Gartner   ...   1st Brothel Man


Review by anonymous (posted on 24-Jul-2005)

"The Stunt Man" has long been one of my favorite movies. Brilliantly acted by Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey, its message of trust, compassion, and love comes shining through in 2005, twenty-five years after it's release in 1980. Those who disliked this film probably didn't understand it. Or worse yet...didn't want to. Railsback more than stood up to the mega talent of O'Toole. The film within a film was outrageous then and is now; sorry we didn't get to see it completed as a short somehow. Now and then a film comes along that captures the essence of great movie making. I love to see it on cable, although I bought it on tape for a small fortune as soon as it was released. It is more fun knowing that people everywhere are enjoying it too. csk

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