Ace but ageing stuntman 'Sonny Hooper' (Burt Reynolds) will perform almost any stunt asked of him to get the
'shot' the film-makers require, however, years of high-risk stunts has taken it's toll on 'Sonny'...the Doctors have
made it quite clear that if he continues he will almost certainly end up paralysed, there is only so much repair-work
that can be done on his battered body.
Stunt-work is a competitive market there is always someone willing to take the risk if you don't, the new generation
are younger and fitter, such a young admirer of 'Sonny's' work down the years turns up on the scene, 'Ski' (Jan-Michael
Vincent) wanting to work with the Stunt-Legend.
Trouble is, the presence of 'Ski' will encourage 'Sonny' to take more risks feeling he has a point to prove.......
When an opportunity arises for 'Sonny' with 'Ski' to earn a shed-load of money to make a near-impossible car-jump the
ageing stuntman will risk all hoping to survive and maybe make this his last stunt ??
The film also Stars 'Sally Field' as 'Hooper's' partner - 'Gwen'....'Brian Keith' as 'Jacko' also a legendary stuntman and father
of 'Gwen'....along with 'Robert Klein' as 'Roger Deal' the film director that demands increasingly dangerous stunts for his
films regardless of it's cost.
This is a fun-film experience which includes several impressive stunt-sequences telling the tale of the rivalry in what is a
often dangerous occupation................well worth a revisit.