Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Favorite Stunt Edition


When I worked in small-market television, there were occasions where the entire crew had to be present, but not actually doing anything, in preparation for severe weather or large-scale productions.  During one such instance, we would share cautionary tales of TV idiocy past, including a story that my friend Denny told about having to edit a movie to fit a given time slot and cutting out some silly car chase.  That movie was ‘Bullitt’, and the car chase in question is considered one of the great moments of modern cinema… And now you know… The REST of the blah blah blah fishcakes.  Traditional stunt work is less common in these days of CGI (and justifiably so, given the expense and danger involved), but you can still occasionally find a gem like the Ships Mast scene from ‘Death-Proof’ or fall back on any given Burt Reynolds flick.  (If you time it right, you can watch one every day, although I don’t recommend it.  Especially ‘Stick.’)  In fact, the appreciation of the unknown stuntman (Hey Hey!) leads us to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still loves Hal Needham movies because of the mostly needless car jumps, chases and random explosions, like a proto-Michael Bay, only with talent, asking: What’s your favorite movie stunt-work moment?