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.
In the scene where Hooper (Burt Reynolds) and crew are watching Hooper's "stunt reel" at Hooper's house, the stunt reel contains scenes of Burt Reynolds in Deliverance (1972) being flipped out of the canoe.
I'm gonna find the guy who invented Xylocaine and kiss his ass on Hollywood and Vine!
When Roger tells Tony to get Hooper to bring down the price of the rocket car stunt in the sound stage, Tony's shirt is green, but when he goes outside to find Hooper his shirt is red.
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.