The Stunt Man(Movie, 1980)

| 2h 11min | Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
The Stunt ManRating: 3.6/5 (with 35 votes)
The Stunt Man is a 1980 American action comedy film directed by Richard Rush, starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, and Barbara Hershey. The film was adapted by Lawrence B. Marcus and Rush from the 1970 novel of the same name by Paul Brodeur. It tells the story of a young fugitive who hides as a stunt double on the set of an World War I movie whose charismatic director will do seemingly anything for the sake of his art. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter O'Toole), Best Director (Richard Rush), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. However, due to its limited release, it never earned much attention from audiences at large. As O'Toole remarked in a DVD audio commentary... ()
Movie poster of The Stunt Man

Where to watch The Stunt Man (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Stunt Man" is available on 1 providers and can be purchased from Amazon Instant Video (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Also available at on: DVD

Awards & Nominations for The Stunt Man

National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

About The Stunt Man

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 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.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/27/1980

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