The Stunt Man

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  • Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller , produced in 1980 USA
  • Actors: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback
  • Directed by: Richard Rush
  • Rating: 7.3 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: An escaped convict accidentally destroys a stunt shot while a movie is being filmed. When the driver dies in the subsequent car crash, the director of the film decides to quickly replace the driver with the convict, thus saving them both from the police and setting up explosive dramatic ironies between the real world and the illusory world of film-making. O'Toole is brilliant in this brilliant film. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Director, Best Actor--Peter O'Toole, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
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