Stunt Man

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Richard Rush's cult favorite The Stunt Man gets a very good home video release with this DVD. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Surround and DTS 6.1. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track featuring Rush and actors Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco, and Sharon Farrell. Also available are ...
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Richard Rush's cult favorite The Stunt Man gets a very good home video release with this DVD. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Surround and DTS 6.1. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track featuring Rush and actors Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco, and Sharon Farrell. Also available are theatrical trailers, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and original advertising art. This is a welcome DVD release of a very underrated film.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with director/producer/co-writer Richard Bush and stars Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco, Sharon Farrell, and Chuck Bail; Theatrical trailers; Deleted scenes; Original production and advertising art; Complete screenplay and director's notes in DVD-ROM; Still galleries
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Dan Jardine
Vibrating with energy, the incessantly entertaining The Stunt Man is puzzle-master's delight. The clever script and ambiguous direction toy with the audience, almost in the same way that Peter O'Toole's directorial maestro (who anticipates The Truman Show's Christof by nearly two decades) plays with Steve Railsback's baffled fugitive. Not exactly subtle in its confrontation of the captivating nature of movie machinations versus the questionable quality of real life, The Stunt Man is nonetheless a wonder of sound, light and magic. Movie-making as a metaphor for life is a bit of a stretch (though many may identify with the paranoid and confounded Cameron), but O'Toole as a capricious and slightly malevolent God is a constant delight. Railsback's trademark intensity serves his Vietnam veteran character's confusion well, while Barbara Hershey is brimming with sensuality as the love interest. A crackerjack combination of action, comedy and romance, it is interesting that Twentieth-Century Fox Studios, sensing that the film wouldn't be able to find an audience, held the film back from release for two years before slipping it out with little fanfare. While not a great box office success, it certainly was a critical one, and it has quietly built a cult status among movie fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 013131165593
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround EX
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:10:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Alderman Carlbinarri
James Avery
Gregg Berger
Dee Carroll Mother
John Garwood Gabe
Allen Goorwitz
Whitey Hughes Eli's A.D.
Don Kennedy Lineman
Stafford Morgan Thompson F.B.I.
John Pearce Garage Guard
Michael Railsback Burt
Walter Robles Eli's A.D.
Nelson Tyler Eli's Crane Cameraman
George D. Wallace Father
Technical Credits
Richard Rush Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Frank Beetson Asst. Director
C. Frank Beetson Jr. Production Designer
Caroline Biggerstaff Editor
Caroline Ferriol Editor
Dominic Frontiere Score Composer, Songwriter
Norman Gimbel Songwriter
Jack Hofstra Editor
Gray Johnson Stunts
Joel King Cinematographer
Paul Lewis Associate Producer
Lawrence B. Marcus Screenwriter
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Milt Rice Special Effects
James L. Schoppe Art Director
Melvin Simon Executive Producer
Richard Spero Set Decoration/Design
Jim Tanenbaum Sound/Sound Designer
Mario Tosi Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Director's Introduction [:00]
2. Main Titles [3:11]
3. The Fugitive [3:00]
4. Death On The Bridge [3:06]
5. World of Illusion [5:11]
6. Eli Cross [5:42]
7. The Police Chief [3:16]
8. Through The Looking Glass [6:11]
9. The Stunt Man [4:35]
10. Story Conference [6:07]
11. Living The Fantasy [4:37]
12. Eli's Killer Crane [:55]
13. Rooftop Chase [2:10]
14. Dailies [8:09]
15. Daredevil In The Sky [3:55]
16. Lucky And Nina [5:11]
17. "Welcome to the same picture,Sam" [4:59]
18. Cover-Up [4:42]
19. Mutual Sensitivity [5:16]
20. Directorial Technique [5:55]
21. Pillow Talk [5:00]
22. Lucky's Story [5:09]
23. Trapped [10:14]
24. The Word of God [4:28]
25. Final Stunt [5:25]
26. Job Well Done [4:35]
27. Double Cross [4:08]
28. End Credits [4:12]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Extras
      Trailers
         Teaser Trailer
         Trailer
         Spanish Trailer
      Commentary
         Dolby Digital Surround Ex
         Dolby Surround 2.0
         Commentary with Co-Writer/Producer/Director Richard Rush,and Stars Peter O'Toole,Steve Railsback,Barbara Hershey,Alex Rocco,Shar
      Deleted Scenes
         Sand Pile
         Police Station
      Still & Art Galleries
         Production Stills
         Behind-The-Scenes
         Production & Advertising Art
      Screenplay & Director's Notes
   Audio Set Up
      Dolby Digital Surround Ex
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Commentary with Co-Writer/Producer/Director Richard Rush,and Stars Peter O'Toole,Steve Railsback,Barbara Hershey,Alex Rocco,Shar
   THX Optimizer
      Audio Tests
      Video Tests
   Play
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