The Stunt Man 1980

Stunt Man

When is a film not a film? When director Eli Cross (Peter O’Toole) is at the helm. When fugitive Cameron (Steve Railsbeck) stumbles onto a movie set, the maverick director attempts to build a film around him, in a cruel experiment that leaves both the drifter and the audience trying to figure out which scenes are real and which are not. The marrying of Hal Needham-style stunt-work and a highbrow paranoid thriller didn’t click with audiences at the time, but The Stunt Man still has a gripping sense of showmanship and conspiratorial edge; O’Toole got an Oscar nomination for his trouble, but not the recognition he deserved.

http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/22946/The-Stunt-Man

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