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Stuntmen's Favorite Films

By C. Raymond Hidalgo,  Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 4:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – When it comes to movies, nothing wows like an epic action sequence. Which flicks do stunt performers like best? Kevin Conley lists 'em for Slate:

  • The Matrix Trilogy: Legendary kung fu director Yuen Wo-Ping didn't really want the job and issued near-impossible demands—including six months of training for stuntmen—hoping producer Joel Silver would leave him alone. Silver approved it all, and the rest is high-flying, slo-mo history.

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  • The Driver: Ryan O’Neal plays pinball with an orange Mercedes-Benz in a parking garage, scaring the crap out of his passengers in the process.
  • Ong-Bak: Despite its ridiculous plot, star Panom Yeerum puts UFC’s best to shame, moving "like a mixed-martial-arts version of the young Baryshnikov."
  • The Bourne series: The first film may have been the best, but the second and third installments set the gold standard for chase scenes.
Click the link below for the entire list.
(Read more stuntman stories.)

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