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The Stunt Man

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Original title
The Stunt Man
Running time
130 min.
United States United States
Lawrence B. Marcus, Richard Rush (Novel: Paul Brodeur)
Dominic Frontière
Mario Tosi
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Melvin Simon Productions / Simon Productions. Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox
Action. Comedy. Romance. Thriller | Film In Film
Synopsis / Plot
Cameron is an ex-soldier on the run. He stumbles onto a movie location at a beach resort, and megalomaniacal director Eli Cross compels him to take the job of a stunt man, to replace one who earlier drowned in a dangerous stunt. While Cameron needs the cover offerred by the job and begins to fall in love with actress Nina Franklin, he worries that the fate intended for him by Eli is the same as the fate sufferred by his predecessor.
1980: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Director, Actor (Peter O'Toole), Screenplay
1980: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture Score. 6 Nominations
1980: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1980: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1980: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Film (ex aequo)
1980: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole)
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