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Stuntman! : My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life - Hal Needham


My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life

Hardcover Published: 9th February 2011
ISBN: 9780316078993
Number Of Pages: 336

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A Hollywood stuntman, whose career was fraught with 56 broken bones, details his exciting life, including his work in such films and TV shows as Mission: Impossible, The French Connection, The Spirit of St. Louis and more, as well as his work as a director and his ownership of a rocket car that broke the sound barrier.

About the Author

Hal Needham's career has included work on 4,500 television episodes and 310 feature films. He directed 10 features, including the classics Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, and TheCannonball Run. He set trends in movies (the first director to show outtakes during end credits) and NASCAR (the first team owner to use telemetry technology). His Skoal-Bandit race team was one of the most popular NASCAR teams ever - second only to that of The King, Richard Petty. Hal set Guinness World Records and was the financier and owner of the Budweiser Rocket Car (now on display in the Smithsonian Museum), the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier - travelling at 739.666 mph. The highest paid stuntman in the world, he has broken fifty-six bones and his back (twice), was the first human to test the car airbag, and has fought for the respect and recognition that stunt men and women deserve for their contribution to the world of moviemaking. His many awards include an Emmy and an Academy Award.

ISBN: 9780316078993
ISBN-10: 0316078999
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 9th February 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1