• Film

The Stunt Man


Time Out says

Lacking the innocence of Rush's previous work, this is also short on the really sardonic wit that its storyline (based on Paul Brodeur's novel) demands. A young Vietvet on the run (Railsback) tumbles onto the location of an all-action World War I epic, and falls into uneasy partnership with the movie's imperious, soliloquising director, O'Toole. That piece of casting is driven home with a sledgehammer insistence, while Railsback's engagingly twitchy performance - as the new stuntman filling in for a dead predecessor - is passed over in favour of more 'serious' themes. The result is a movie filled with gags and excellent stunts which remains curiously humourless at heart. Stunted, not stunning.

Release Details

  • Duration:130 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Richard Rush
  • Screenwriter:Lawrence B Marcus
  • Cast:
    • Peter O'Toole
    • Barbara Hershey
    • Steve Railsback
    • Sharon Farrell
    • John Garwood
    • Allen Garfield
    • Alex Rocco
    • Adam Roarke
    • Chuck Bail
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