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Hooper

Burt Reynolds plays a legendary stunt man known as Sonny Hooper, who remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the industry before he ends up permanently disabled.

Details

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Released: Jul 28th, 1978
Budget: N/A
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Rating:
Runtime: 99 Minutes
Genres: Action / Comedy
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Hooper Main Cast

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Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
plays Sonny Hooper
Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael Vincent
plays Ski Chinski
Sally Field
Sally Field
plays Gwen Doyle
Brian Keith
Brian Keith
plays Jocko Doyle
John Marley
John Marley
plays Max Berns
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Stunt man A.J. Bakunas, doubling for Burt Reynolds, dropped 232 feet, setting a record for the highest jump without a parachute.
  • At the start of the film, just after the opening stunt, Hooper is talking with the director, he turns away and says: "I hate it when directors slobber all over me like that." Cully replies "Well, when your last picture made over a 100 million dollars you don't have to slobber over anybody." This is a reference to the director, Hal Needham, who made over 100 million dollars with his first picture Smokey and the Bandit, immediately green lighting the production of "Hooper".
  • The climactic huge stunt sequence, referred to by the crew as "Damnation Alley," was staged at the by-that-time-disused Northington General Hospital, a World War II military hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had also been used as married-student housing by The University of Alabama. After most of the hospital buildings (including a large smokestack) were blown up or otherwise demolished for the filming, the lot was cleared and the University Mall complex was built on the site.
  • Director Roger Deal (Robert Klein)'s last lines - about film being "little pieces of time" - are a paraphrase of remarks by Peter Bogdanovich. In fact, the director character was based on Bogdanovich.
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