The Stunt Man

"If God could do the tricks that we can do, he'd be a happy man," declares megalomaniacal film director Eli Cross (Peter O'Toole, on epic form), who's just hired a wanted fugitive (Steve Railsback) to be a stunt man in his anti-war movie. Richard Rush's decidedly offbeat comedy thriller from 1980 lies somewhere between genuinely unsettling and extremely likeable.

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“If God could do the tricks that we can do, he’d be a happy man,” declares megalomaniacal film director Eli Cross (Peter O’Toole, on epic form), who’s just hired a wanted fugitive (Steve Railsback) to be a stunt man in his anti-war movie. Richard Rush’s decidedly offbeat comedy thriller from 1980 lies somewhere between genuinely unsettling and extremely likeable.

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