A stunt is an unusual, eye opening act that is performed in movies and theaters for artistic purposes. Stunts are taken as major action items in a movie. There are motion pictures which are truly known for the stunts they have. But who performs these stunts? Undoubtedly the major action figures, the lead actors, would not risk their life for something. To maintain issues going, a stuntman is hired to do the stunts. The scene is framed in such a way that it looks as if the stunt has been performed not by any individual other than the actor himself.
Every stunt man has to show the courage of undertaking stunts like high jumps, extreme driving, fighting with the fire, tripping & falling down and the like. In almost every single stunt, the stunt man dangers his life to add colors to a movie. Out of a lot of stunts performed over the ages, some of the stuntmen have sacrificed their lives and suffered from injuries in the method (five deaths for every 2000 injuries). From 1980 to 1990 37 deaths of stuntmen took location whilst being filmed on the roll. Let’s see a couple of motion pictures and the names of the stuntmen who featured in them and lost their lives.
10. Red Cliff
Red Cliff, a 2008 film, photos the battle fought in 220-280 A.D., the China’s Three Kingdom period. The movie stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Fengyi Zhang in the cast. In the film there was a scene in which two boats were to ram every single other. The smaller of the two boats was on fire. Tragically the fire spread swiftly than thought of, causing the death of stuntman Lu Yanqing. Poor work by the management was said to be the result in, considering that it was 2008, anti fire suits had been also available.
Released in 2002, XXX starred Vin Diesel, Asia Argento and Samuel L. Jackson. Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) was an extreme sports athlete and was recruited on particular missions by the government forcefully. It was a blockbuster hit, full of stunts and eye catching scenes. Sadly, tiny to our information, stuntman Harry L. O’Connor died in the movie in the approach of trying to land on a submarine. His fierce influence with a bridge at a high speed was the trigger of his death.
8. Exit Wounds
A good cop discovers a web of dirty cops in the city, the plot of the story. Released in 2001 starring Steven Seagal, DMX and Isaiah Washington wasn’t a really well-known movie. The tragedy during the filming occurred when, in a chase scene, a van was getting towed along a street, upside down. Stuntman Chris Lamon was supposed to roll safely out of the van but unfortunately got his head struck and passed away following six days.
7. Taxi 2
Taxi 2 was an action comedy film released in 2000. There had been a lot of vehicle stunts in the movie, clearly done by a team of stuntmen. Throughout a stunt, the auto (a Peugot 406) was supposed to land on a card board pile immediately after a stunt as per the calculations. Sadly it missed the landing mark and hit numerous crew causing the death of a ‘danger zone’ camera man who was risking his life for getting the close angle shots. An additional camera man lost both of his legs in the same accident but occurred to survive.
6. Really like Serenade
Enjoy Serenade is a adore triangle comedy film released in 1996 starring Miranda Otto, Rebecca Frith and George Shevtsov. The movie has a scene on a grain silo. In the scene Geroge Shevtsov was supposed to jump and land on an air bag. When the scene was being shot, stuntman Collin Dragsbaek jumped and landed on a faulty air bag causing his death. Would any 1 actually care about any a single dying when the moving is rolling? Ironic, people died to make us laugh.
5. Gone Fishin’
A film in which a women, (rather call her a stunt women) lost her life. Gone Fishin’ was released in 1997 and is put in the genre of Comedy. The film had the cast of Joe Pesci, Danny Glover and Rosanna Arquette. Throughout the film, there was a scene in which a motorboat had to jump off a raft and land in a calculated zone. Miscalculations led to landing of the boat in the crowd and causing death to the stunt woman Janet Wilder. The accident also led to injures to 4 other folks. Fortunately the four injured survived.
four. Vampire in Brooklyn
Vampire in Brooklyn stars Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett and Allen Payne. This comedy movie was released in 1995. The film has a scene where Angela Bassett has a high fall. This particular stunt was carried out by the stunt lady Sonya Davis. In the course of the stunt, the stuntwoman had severe head injuries which lead to her death later on.
3. Hired to Kill
One of the most flop films of our list, Hired to Kill was released in 1989/90. The film stars Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed and George Kennedy. The film pictured the 1980′s American culture. In the film a style photographer along with seven models travel to the South to do style shoots. For the duration of the movie, stuntman Clint Carpenter was killed in a helicopter stunt.
2. Million Dollar Mystery
Released in June 1987, Million Dollar Mystery was an average comedy. Stuntman Dar Robinson, while performing a motorcycle stunt, lost his life since of an accident. The stuntman suffered from extreme injures which proved to be fatal. Jamie Alcroft, Royce D. Applegate and Penny Baker were in the leading roles for the movie.
1. Best Gun
The famous Tom Cruise movie, released in 1986 is one particular of the most famous movies amongst all the listed ones above. The film necessary an specialist camera man who had to know the tricks of the trade for shooting sitting on the plane. For the matter, a retired pilot Art Scholl was hired to serve the purpose. Unfortunately there was an accident although shooting and the stuntman/camera man was killed in an aircraft crash taping footage of a flat spin. Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer were the other cast of the film.
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