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Stunts Unlimited (1980)

A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligance agent Dirk Macauley (Corbett) to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a proposed TV series.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writer:

Laurence Heath
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Mayer ... Matt Lewis (as Chip Mayer)
Susanna Dalton Susanna Dalton ... C.C. Brandt
Sam J. Jones ... Bo Carlson
Glenn Corbett ... Dirk Macauley
Linda Grovenor ... Jody Webber
Alejandro Rey ... Fernando Castilla
Stefan Gierasch ... Axel Kalb
Victor Mohica Victor Mohica ... Joe Tallia
Lina Raymond Lina Raymond ... Cora
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Tom
Hal Needham ... H.N.
Arthur Weiss Arthur Weiss ... Fall Director
Dick Ziker ... The Star (as Richard Ziker)
John Larroquette ... Leading Man
Linda McClure Linda McClure ... 1st Assistant Director
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Storyline

Dirk a former Government agent now runs a stunt mens association. He occasionally accepts assignments from the Government. And he usually sends his best people, Matt, C.C. and Bo. And now they have to recover a new weapon which is in the hands of an arms dealer. Matt and C.C. pose as a couple while Bo infiltrates the arms dealer's compound. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in movie-making. In his book "Cult Movies 3", Danny Peary says in his piece on The Stunt Man (1980) that "there had been a proliferation of theatrical and television films about stuntmen". The films include Hooper (1978), Animal (1977), Evel Knievel (1971) (1971), Stunt Rock (1979), Evel Knievel (1974) (1974), Dare Devils (1973), Death Cheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). See more »

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Worst film ever seen
22 January 2001 | by jim.slaterSee all my reviews

This film shown in England under the title of "Stuntmen Unlimited" about 1993 will live in my memory as quite possibly the worst film I have ever seen. A group of stuntmen are hired by American intelligence to steal the "world's most powerful rifle" from a sinister Latino type.

Quite apart from the absurdity of the plot line (why should the world's most powerful rifle worry a superpower in possession of infinitely more destructive weaponry)the film is memorable chiefly for an excellent cheesy party scene in which the villain and the heroes dance around to bad disco music.


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