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Hooper

Year:
Duration:
99 min
Genres:
Action | Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
Hal Needham
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1978-07-28
Filming Locations: Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Santa Susana, California, USA
Earnings
Gross: $78,000,000 (USA) Rentals $34,900,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Burt Reynolds
Sonny Hooper
Jan-Michael Vincent
Ski
Sally Field
Gwen
Brian Keith
Jocko
John Marley
Max Berns
Robert Klein
Roger Deal
James Best
Cully
Adam West
Adam
Alfie Wise
Tony
Norman Grabowski
Hammerhead (as Norm Grabowski)
George Furth
Bidwell
Jim Burk
Jimbo
Don 'Red' Barry
Sheriff (in opening credits) (as Don'Red'Barry)
Princess O'Mahoney
Wanda
Robert Tessier
Amtrac
Richard Tyler
Doctor
Tara Buckman
Debbie
Hal Floyd
Cliff
Ray Bickel
Crew Member
Rex Benson
Crew Member
R.G. Allen
Crew Member (as R. G. Allen)
Mark Montgomery
Crew Member
Linda McClure
Crew Member
Kent Lane
Kent
Christa Linder
Actress
Kris Goddard
Joanie
Robert Hackman
Rick
John Marshall
Chuck (as John A.Marshall)
Laura Lizer Sommers
Barmaid
Peter Craig
Pete
Soupy Sales
Himself (scenes deleted)
Roxanne Brewer
Girl jumping out of birthday cake (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr.
Billy Burton (stuntman) (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker
Stunt Rigger on Roof (uncredited)
Mary Moon
(uncredited)
Dave Mungenast Sr.
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Greg Topper
Piano Player (uncredited)
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Trivia
The climactic huge stunt sequence, referred to by the crew as "Damnation Alley," was staged at the by-that-time-disused Northington General Hospital, a World War II military hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had also been used as married-student housing by The University of Alabama. After most of the hospital buildings (including a large smokestack) were blown up or otherwise demolished for the filming, the lot was cleared and the University Mall complex was built on the site.
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This movie is one of a handful of pictures that Burt Reynolds made with his 1970s girlfriend Sally Field. In every movie they made together, Field played Reynolds' girlfriend. The movies are: Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) and The End (1978).
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The name "Hooper" is obviously a reference to the name: "Hooker" - as in Buddy Joe Hooker (a famous stuntman and various others in the same family). Buddy Joe Hooker's name even appears on a strip of tape on a drawer in "Sonny Hooper's" (Burt Reynolds ) trailer. This can be seen over Burt's shoulder, early in the movie, in the scene where Sonny/Burt and Cully/James Best do their Roy Rogers' sidekick and James Stewart impressions. Tommy J. Huff's name also appears on the drawer under Buddy Joe's.
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Goofs
When Roger tells Tony to get Hooper to bring down the price of the rocket car stunt in the sound stage, Tony's shirt is green, but when he goes outside to find Hooper his shirt is red.
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When Sonny is taking the lift to the rooftop, he is inside the basket. The very next shot he is riding on the outside.
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When Cully & Hooper are telling Gwen about the upcoming rocket car stunt. Gwen is sitting on the table. The position of her arms keeps changing between camera shots, from her sides to in front of her while she's leaning forward.
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Quotes
Singer: Everyone get drunk and be somebody! Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Roger Deal: It has a nice grayness to it, like La Strada.
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Amtrac, SWAT man: [Sonny has smashed the jukebox to get Amtrac's money back] Well, if you wanted to make somebody look like an asshole, boy, you did! That was you.
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Ski: My life is worth more than a piece of film.
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Photos from cast
Terry Bradshaw