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Following the blockbuster success of Smokey and the Bandit, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and director Hal Needham reunited to make the very similar Hooper, an action-laced comedy about a Hollywood stunt man who enters a dangerous rivalry with a younger stunt man. Hooper (Reynolds) and the younger stunt man (Jan-Michael Vincent) compete in a series of increasingly complex stunts in order to earn the title of "the greatest stunt man alive." Hooper is lightweight, mindless fun that doesn't have much story, but it is a stronger film than Smokey and the Bandit, largely because the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"A highly entertaining tribute to Hollywood stuntmen. The best of the Burt Reynolds-Hal Needham collaborations."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Any film with Robert Klein as the villain can't be all bad"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Slight yet likable stuntman comedy."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Guilty pleasure stunt-guy flick. Worth it for the final stunt of the film."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
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