PG | | Action, Comedy
Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.
The final earthquake sequence had been nicknamed "Damnation Alley" by the production crew as an inside joke, since the previous year, actor Jan-Michael Vincent (Ski) had starred in the feature film, Damnation Alley (1977).
You oughta drink more. Nothing hurts when you're numb.
After Hooper and Ski check out the bridge (from below) for the upcoming stunt, as Ski gets back in the car you can see a rack of production lights reflected in the driver's door.
Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits.
TV versions have included numerous outtakes which include a much longer party scene following the fight at the Palomino Club in which: Ski discusses his marital woes with Gwen in Hooper's kitchen (a dropped subplot); an awake, and very rowdy, crowd views "stunt reels" culled from "Deliverance"; and Jocko and Sonny have a lengthier sunrise discussion about babies. Later on, Sonny and Ski also get into a hairy fistfight outside of Sonny's trialer.