• Hooper (1978)

Hooper

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 1998

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds) is getting too banged up to remain Hollywood's top stuntman, but he signs up as the stunt coordinator for a big-budget action movie with a pushy director (Robert Klein) and a clueless star (Adam West). Ready to retire from the physical abuse, Hooper is gearing up to make the film's climactic stunt his biggest ever, but cocky young stuntman Ski Chinski (Jan-Michael Vincent) aims to steal the glory with his more scientific, technology-oriented stunt methods.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith, John Marley, James Best, Adam West, Robert Klein

Director: Hal Needham

Genres: Action

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Rivalry, Lighthearted, Los Angeles, 1970s, Bar, Charming, Girlfriend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Hooper has all the action that fans of this genre could ask for, plus a whole lot more. show more

  • 70
    Time Out

    The rich vein of 'innocent' anarchy running through Burt Reynolds comedy showcases around this time is mined again to good effect as his Smokey and the Bandit persona transmutes seamlessly into the ace Hollywood stuntman of the title, and director Needham (an ex-stuntman himself) slips effortlessly into a lightweight satire of the movie biz and an almost Hawksian action-comedy of male-group professionalism. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The stunts in Hooper resemble a collection of greatest hits. It's nice to have all those great songs together but the emotional impact of the first time you heard the single on the radio is gone. [25 July 1978]

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