Questions tagged [stunts]

An unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes.

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Jumping onto a horse in movie stunts

I've seen a number of movies where the hero escapes by jumping from up high onto a horseback and riding away. My question is how practical is this in real life? To me it seems that such a stunt ...
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Are the stunts staged or spontaneous?

Through the years of watching Jack-Ass, I've always wondered about some of the stunts they do. A few come to mind When one of the guys goes into a hardware store to...use one of their display toilets....
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Who performed the stunts for the fight scenes of The Alchemist in Vidocq?

I recently watched Vidocq and I found fascinating the Capoeira-like fighting style of The Alchemist. Did a single person perform his fight choreography? Who did that part of the stunts? Was that a ...
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Are there union rules requiring stunt performers, and what does this mean for action stars who “do their own stunts”?

In an answer to this question, it is mentioned offhand: There are almost no "live shots" of this as it is technically a stunt and according to union rules ( at least in Hollywood) that requires a ...
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How did Victor Banerjee do the train scene in A Passage to India?

There wasn't any cgi that time. Did he really do this stunt because it seems like a very dangerous one.
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Did John Woo invent the flying-double-pistol-jump?

As an example of this stunt, see the image of Chow Yun-fat performing the stunt in Hard-Boiled. Did John Woo invent the action movie stunt of a person doing a flying leap through the air while firing ...