Hooper (1978)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

People have been mentioning Burt Reyolds and Clark Gable in the same breath for several years now. With Hooper, Reynolds has finally justified the camparison.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Reynolds has made a movie to please fans of all persuasions, and to please them a great deal.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A highly entertaining tribute to Hollywood stuntmen. The best of the Burt Reynolds-Hal Needham collaborations.

Variety Staff

Individually, the performances in this story of three generations of Hollywood stuntmen are a delight. And Hal Needham's direction and stunt staging are wonderfully crafted.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A lot of people and things are variously punched and smashed, and a good time is had by all.

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Scott Weinberg

Slight yet likable stuntman comedy.

Paul Taylor
Time Out

Director Needham (an ex-stuntman himself) slips effortlessly into a lightweight satire of the movie biz and an almost Hawksian action-comedy of male-group professionalism.

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TV Guide

One of the least offensive Needham-and-Reynolds efforts, but that isn't saying much.

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Widgett Walls

Guilty pleasure stunt-guy flick. Worth it for the final stunt of the film.

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Phil Hubbs
At a certain point, many of these Burt Reynolds movies tend to blur into one. The constant use of Pontiac Firebird Trans Am's and the fact he's… More
Sean Gillespie
Just another "Burt Reynolds" movie. Let's see: Sally Field, a Trans Am and lots of Coors beer. If you were a fan of "The Fall Guy" TV… More
Ken Stachnik
Totally irresponsible 70's machismo fun! Burt Reynolds plays the ultimate Hollywood stunt-man. LOTS of explosions and drunk driving ensue!
Jonny Crumley
Great fun. Burt Reynolds is an ageing stuntman threatened by the emergence of a new kid in town. Full of fun gags and crazy action, this is worth your rental… More
Cindy I
I shouldn't like this story of movie stunt drivers, but I did.