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Hooper (1978)

Hooper (1978) Movie


Hooper

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Ratings/Votes
6.0/10 (2665 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

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Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 28 July 1978
(Netherlands) - 12 October 1978
(Denmark) - 20 October 1978
(Finland) - 20 October 1978
(West Germany) - 26 October 1978

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Running Time
99

Tagline
It just ain't summer without Burt! The greatest stuntman alive!

Keywords
actor, automobile, bar-fight, bare-chested-male, beer-drinking, behind-the-scenes, biplane, birmingham-alabama, birthday-party, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, bridge, briefs, california, car-accident, car-jump, car-stunt, character-name-in-title, cliff, coors-beer, director, doctor, dog, driving-backwards, drunkenness, explosion

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Cast of Hooper

  1. Allen, R.G. as (as R. G. Allen) [Crew Member] <22>
  2. Barry, Don 'Red' as (as Don'Red'Barry: in opening credits) [Sheriff] <14>
  3. Benson, Rex as [Crew Member] <21>
  4. Best, James (I) as [Cully] <7>
  5. Bickel, Ray as [Crew Member] <20>
  6. Bradshaw, Terry (I) as [Sherman] <10>
  7. Burk, Jim as [Jimbo] <13>
  8. Burton, William H. as (uncredited) [Billy Burton (stuntman)]
  9. Craig, Peter (I) as [Pete] <31>
  10. Floyd, Hal as [Cliff] <19>
  11. Furth, George as [Bidwell] <12>
  12. Grabowski, Norman as (as Norm Grabowski) [Hammerhead] <11>
  13. Hackman, Robert as [Rick] <28>
  14. Hooker, Buddy Joe as (uncredited) [Stunt Rigger on Roof]
  15. Keith, Brian (I) as [Jocko] <4>
  16. Klein, Robert (I) as [Roger Deal] <6>
  17. Lane, Kent as [Kent] <25>
  18. Marley, John as [Max Berns] <5>
  19. Marshall, John (IV) as (as John A.Marshall) [Chuck] <29>
  20. Montgomery, Mark (I) as [Crew Member] <23>
  21. Mungenast Sr., Dave as (uncredited) [Motorcycle Cop]
  22. Reynolds, Burt (I) as [Sonny Hooper] <1>
  23. Sales, Soupy as (scenes deleted) [Himself]
  24. Tamburro, Charles A. as (uncredited) [Helicopter Pilot]
  25. Tessier, Robert (I) as [Amtrac] <16>
  26. Topper, Greg as (uncredited) [Piano Player]
  27. Tyler, Richard (I) as [Doctor] <17>
  28. Vincent, Jan-Michael as [Ski] <2>
  29. West, Adam (I) as [Adam] <8>
  30. Wise, Alfie as [Tony] <9>

  31. All Cast

Genres in Hooper

  1. Action
  2. Comedy

Plot of Hooper

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 Full Plot >>

Business of Hooper

CP: 1978 WARNER BROS INC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (on print) CP: All original compositions 1978 WB Music Corp. RT: USD 34,900,000 (USA)

Certificate of Hooper

L (Iceland)
AL (Netherlands)
A (UK)(original rating) (passed with cuts)
12 (Germany)(2005, DVD-rating)
PG (UK)(video rating) (1987)
13 (Argentina)
PG (UK)(tv rating)
K-16 (Finland)
16 (Norway)
15 (Sweden)
PG (USA)

Composers of music of Hooper

  1. Justis, Bill

Cinematographers of Hooper

  1. Byrne, Bobby (II) (director of photography)

Costume Designers of Hooper

  1. Balker, James 'Mike' (costumes: men) (as Michael Balker)
  2. Deardorff, Gene (costumes: men)
  3. Kaatz, Paula Lynn (costumes: women)

Distributors of Hooper

Audio Visual Enterprises [gr] - (1988) (Greece) (VHS)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [us] - (1981) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (1978) (USA) (theatrical) (as Warner Bros A Warner Communications Company)
Warner Bros. [nl] - (1978) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (1998) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (video)

Editors of Hooper

  1. Cambern, Donn

Misc of Hooper

  1. Brossette, Stanley (unit publicist)
  2. Christensen, Lyle (car fabricator) (uncredited)
  3. Deitz, Laurie (assistant to executive producer)
  4. Liebegott, Richard (production secretary)
  5. Shattuck, Dwayne L. (set medic) (uncredited)
  6. Silver, Joel (I) (assistant to executive producer)
  7. Tamburro, Charles A. (helicopter pilot) (uncredited)
  8. Thurman, Lois (script supervisor)
  9. Vitale, Dorothy (first aid) (as Dorothy Vitale R.N.)

Quotes of Hooper

Sonny Hooper: I'm gonna find the guy who invented Xylocaine and kiss his ass on Hollywood and Vine!

Jocko Doyle: You oughta drink more. Nothing hurts when you're numb.

Ski: My life is worth more than a piece of film.
Hooper: I'll tell you EXACTLY what your life is worth. Your life is worth fifty thousand dollars, that's the price you put on it when you got behind this wheel!

Singer: Everyone get drunk and be somebody!

Roger Deal: It has a nice grayness to it, like La Strada.

Amtrac, SWAT man: [Sonny has smashed the jukebox to get Amtrac's money back] Well, if you wanted to make somebody look like an asshole, boy, you did! That was you.
Sonny Hooper: [counting the SWAT guys] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12... six against twelve!
Ski: [joins in] Seven.
Sonny Hooper: Seven against twelve. Well, that's a little uneven. Looks like you guys'll have to go back to Houston and get some more guys! Full Quotes >>

Other Titles of Hooper

  1. Collo d'acciaio (1978) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  2. Um Kopf und Kragen (1978) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. Collo d'acciaio (1978) (ITA)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations of Hooper

  1. Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Santa Susana, California, USA
  2. Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  3. Culver City, California, USA
  4. Laramie Street, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
  5. Malibu, California, USA - (Pacific Coast Highway scenes)
  6. Stough Park, Burbank, California, USA - (Motorcycle stunt scene)
  7. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
  8. Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA - (studio)

Trivia of Hooper

- Stunt man 'A.J. Bakunas' (qv), doubling for 'Burt Reynolds (I)' (qv), dropped 232 feet, setting a record for the highest jump without a parachute.

- 'Hal Needham' (qv) said on a radio show that he decided he wanted a shot from the point-of-view of the stuntman doing the motorcycle stunt that opens the film but the stuntman had already left for the day; so Needham put on pads over his street clothes and did the gag himself. The footage was not used, after all.

- The climactic huge stunt sequence, referred to by the crew as "Damnation Alley," was staged at the by-that-time-disused Northington General Hospital, a World War II military hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had also been used as married-student housing by The University of Alabama. After most of the hospital buildings (including a large smokestack) were blown up or otherwise demolished for the filming, the lot was cleared and the University Mall complex was built on the site.

- This film was not a tribute to just stuntmen in general, but to perhaps the greatest stuntman of all, 'Jock Mahoney' (qv). Mahoney is the stepfather of co-star 'Sally Field' (qv).

- In the scene where Hooper ('Burt Reynolds (I)' (qv)) Full Trivia >>