A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Aging stuntman Sonney Hooper is still on top as one of the best stuntmen in the business. But up and coming Ski is starting to do bigger and better stunts. Hooper has the experience to setup a stunt safely, and Ski lacks the common sense to know when a stunt is too dangerous. Maybe together, along with their fun loving buddies, they can do a stunt together that will surpass anything that anyone has done.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The final earthquake sequence had been nicknamed "Damnation Alley" by the production crew as an inside joke, since the previous year, actor Jan-Michael Vincent (Ski) had starred in the feature film, Damnation Alley (1977). See more »
When Hooper rolls the vehicle he and Tony are riding in, the cameraman's reflection can be seen in the hood of the car after it comes to rest on its side. See more »
You guys look like garbage.
You should see through my eyes, it's metro color.
I've got just a little headache. You think we're bad you should see the guys...
Dont yell in my ear! Jesus Christ.
[Hears something coming towards them, it's Ski on a motorized skateboard]
What the hell is that? Look what's coming.
[Covers his ears]
Stop that thing! Shoot it! Kill it!
[Holds up a breakfast burrito]
want some breakfast?
Oh God, get that circumcised will you.
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Outtakes from stunts performed in the movie are shown over the closing credits. See more »
TV versions have included numerous outtakes which include a much longer party scene following the fight at the Palomino Club in which: Ski discusses his marital woes with Gwen in Hooper's kitchen (a dropped subplot); an awake, and very rowdy, crowd views "stunt reels" culled from "Deliverance"; and Jocko and Sonny have a lengthier sunrise discussion about babies. Later on, Sonny and Ski also get into a hairy fistfight outside of Sonny's trialer. See more »
Whenever you feel a little down ....... Just watch "HOOPER"
"Hooper" is one of the most upbeat films I've ever seen. Everyone in the movie is so positive. The stunt men believe they can do the stunts, the director believes in getting the big shot, and everyone seems to be having a great time. You can't help but be entertained. The chemistry between Burt Reynolds and Sally Field is believable, and some interesting supporting actors make major contributions to the fun. Even Terry Bradshaw and Robert Tessier in the barroom brawl are memorable. So the next time you are feeling a little down, I recommend watching "Hooper" for immediate relief, because everybody loves a good time and a good movie. - MERK
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