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Ever since the days of silent film, audiences have crowded into theaters to see films that push the envelope of action and suspense. One of the biggest crowd-pleasers are incredible stunts. Professional stuntmen in Hollywood have made careers of risking life and limb on a daily basis all in the name of entertainment. There have been many lists of great stunts…however, this list will focus on those that almost ended in death. Ten of the deadliest stunts of all time are collected here in chronological order:
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10. Harold Lloyd Hangs Out
9. Yakima Canutt Rides Rex
8. Dick Grace Crashes Planes
7. The House Falls Down
6. Stagecoach Shenanigans
5. The Chariot Race
4. The Train Dynamite Scene
3. Falling off a Bridge
2. Free Fall off a Hotel
1. Golf Carts
As dangerous as the Jackass "stunt" was, it wasn't really a stunt. It was just 2 guys being complete and total morons for popularity and money. They weren't trying to capture a great scene for a movie without using special effects or anything. They were just being plain stupid.
This was great. I know everyone is saying "Where is Jackie Chan?" but everyone knows his stunts and how dangerous they are. It was nice to learn about some of the old school stunts that were highly influential and from films that have, to an extent, been forgotten today.
And Harold Lloyd only "safety device was a mattress on a painter's platform 16 feet below him and to his left so it wouldn't be seen. He was told at the time if you fall make sure you fall to your left. Any other direction and he would have fallen to his death.
What about the Yeager's ejection in The Right Stuff? The scene depicted an NF-104 test that went wrong. In real life it was an official, planned test. A malfunction caused the plane to go out of control and forced Yeager to eject. Burring the ejection a piece of rocket fuel got into Yeager's pressure suit and he was badly burned. Yeager was still able to deploy his parachute and landed safely, but when this was recreated for the movie, the stuntman's parachute failed and he was killed.
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That's how the song goes.. Isn't it.?
There was one guy on that list who must've had an "unfeasibly Large" set of CANUTTS on him..!!
Hehe.. (this is my kind of comment thread.. Proper inturlekchewal like, innit)..
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Btw.. Who got the "Buster Gonad" reference.??.
the guys on jackasses are not stunt men they are twats. to have them on the same list as the exceptionally talented performers making up the rest of the vid is simply bad on so many levels it would take all day to list them..
Buster Keaton was very depressed at the time of filming the facade collapsing due to his divorce and separation from his son. I’ve heard in a few documentaries that it may have actually been a suicide attempt
What about jackie chan in project A???? He nearly died and broke multiple bones includding his neck. Hoe could you leave that one out??? It supasses half of these on this video and if you havnt seen it i suggest you check it out, its the clock tower scene.
+tommy fred - i do fully appreciate what your saying and accept part of that but, Chan's had multiple injuries and broken bones due to stunts and jackie's insistance on doing everything as authentically as possible. For instance i could be wrong but i think in one the police story films jackie's character has to jump from a moving vehicle and through a big glass lighting advertisment fixture. Its said that wether due to restrictions on making a rig or due to jackie's insistance a real fixture was used and he suffered multiple lacerations and was significantly injured from the stunt, baring in mind that both films ive mentioned were back in the day, hong konk cinema films so we are talking 80's onward chinese film so health and safety and meticulous planning wouldnt have been so strict. This was a time when jackie chan wasnt that well known in the western world aswell. Also no disrespect again but the title of the video is top 10 near or almost fatal stunts, baring in mind most of the ones featured are actors or stunt men that walked away injury free so i would've thought that performing a stunt, breaking multiple bones including your neck would have constituted to the almost fatal aspect of this video and wouldve therefor been high on this list. Again no disrespect to you sir just my interpretation and opinion.
hi Jackie Chan is a grate performer mate. but he has never done a complex or a new stunt in any of his films. he always uses stunts that have been done many times before and are well understood.
so ya the guy is top at what he dose and extremely talented and entertaining. but its nothing new except for the delivery. ho and almost every time he injured himself it was because he got the stunt wrong in some way. that is not the mark of a top stunt man. that said its a disgrace that Jackasses gets on the list and someone like Jackie Chan is not.
You hold your entire weight with middle, ring and pinky while wearing cotton glove with 2 fake fingers. Even only 1 story off the ground still a heckuva feat. The man along with Keaton and Chaplin were 3 of the biggest silent stars and truly influential on physical comedy to this day.
Seems like op got fawked with his logic grats mate on even trying to argue for jackass people say it was their 15 mins of fame yet most of the boys were already somewhat famous from skating and other things.
Well the title is almost fatal film stunts, if a stunt is planned and goes smoothly there should be 0 chance of fatality.
Jackasses planned stunt was to jump the pig, it didn't go according to plan, and like you've said it narrowly missed tragic consequence. Seems like it fits the criteria fine to me.
There's actually a reference to that Buster Keaton stunt in "Weird Al" Yankovic's Amish Paradise video when the barn frame falls around him. They made it out of steel instead of wood because it would have been harder to predict where the frame would fall if it was made of wood, but it was still an actual frame falling around him and the steel would have been even more deadly if they had been off on their calculations. It may have been cool looking, but I can't say I'm particularly happy about Al doing that regardless of how careful they were with the calculations.
Someone did die in ben hur, just not the one in this video. There was a silent film version of ben hur made in the 1920`s (i think, might have been earlier) and someone did indeed die in the chariot race, along with a LOT of horses.
7:45 : Actually, the story was set in Afghanistan. "Kafiristan" was a real place.
Its name meant "land of the impure/infidels" in persian (and arabic), referring to the fact that its inhabitants were the last people of the Hindu Kush that had not converted to islam, and still followed an ancient form of hinduism.
They were then forcibly converted, and the place was renamed "Nuristan" ("land of light"), which is still an official region of modern day Afghanistan.
Harold loyd was certainly not hundreds of feet over the street. He was 12ish above the roof. It’s an iconic scene for sure but just shot to look like he was in danger. Broken or sprained ankle was the real danger if he fell. It’s actually such an iconic scene with a well documented history that it should have taken a few seconds on google to find
Yeah, the REAL dangerous parts of the movie are when he's holding on to the side of the building with just his bad hand.
He was missing his thumb and index finger (which Simon didn't even mention!) on his right hand, so that means all his body weight was being held up by just those but last three little fingers.
Yup, im surprised simon didn't show a picture of the set, Harold was in no danger of falling off the building. I love his films, really enrertaining. I never liked chaplins stuff, I guess it was funny 90 years ago, but not now.
There were actually two other Buster Keaton stunts that don't look as impressive as the one here but probably came closer to killing him. In "Sherlock, Jr.," he was running across the top of a moving train and grabbed a hold of a rope dangling from the spout of a water tank. As the end of the train passed by under him his weight pulled the spout down. The force of the water was so strong he crashed to the ground, hitting his neck on a rail. He suffered severe headaches for some time after. Years later he was being examined by a doctor who asked him when he broke his neck. He didn't realize he'd ever broken it, but reckoned it must have been while performing this stunt. In "Our Hospitality" he floated down a series of river rapids in a rail cart which topples over. There was a thin guide wire attached to him to keep him under a certain amount of control, but the wire snapped, sending him rushing down the rapids, banging into rocks and nearly drowning.
Really? No Jackie Chan? Just an off-hand mention while discussing Buster Keaton? How about the final scene from "Police Story"? There are many others. All of the stunts you mentioned were great and the artists were spectacular but seriously, not even one Jackie Chan stunt? You've been a bad boy Simon.
Yes, and during one of the chariot crashes you can see pressure tanks in the chariot. I've been eternally sorry that I watched a TV program after the first Indiana Jones movie that explained how some of the stunts were done. You just can't UN-see things, can you?
The original 1920s ben hur had a fatal crash in the chariot race, there was a silent biblical epic where extras died in a flood scene involving huge tanks of water being emptied over the set, and the twilight zone movie where a helicopter crashed on some of the actors are 3 that come to mind. The first 2 were left in the final cut of the film as well.
+Nathan L He could have twisted an ankle... much like he smashed his ankle as he leaped across two skyscrapers. Or that time he held on to an airplane as it flew threw the air, while he had no safety equipment. But I agree, that Oprah stunt almost killed ............ his career for a few months. :D
+Honey Bee86 I think the most dangerous stunts were when he had the rope that he had to jump onto, then fall 16ft, and still hold onto it until the slack took up. And the one where he is doing the jitterbug with the mouse in his pants and falls off the ledge but grabs hold at the last second.
It wasn't a prosthetic hand, it was just a glove that covered his missing fingers.
But I can't believe he totally be left that out! I don't even think the clock stunt was the most dangerous part of that movie. The parts where he's climbing up the side of the building and holding on with only his "bad" hand seem WAY more dangerous! Those three little fingers were the only thing holding up his entire weight and keeping him from falling off
The reason why is bcuz all of the stunts stated prior had practically no safety protocols whatsoever. While jackie chans stunts are nothing to slouch, alot of the stunts in this video are absolutely absurd in comparison
It seems weird they wouldn't list Jackie Chan. Chan and his team meticulously plan the stunts over and over and use safety equipment most of the time, but even when they can't for close-ups or specific camera angles they still try to use some kind of safeties. Maybe that's why Chan didn't make it.
I believe the Dar Robinson stunt used a cable and a elaborate braking system for it to work correctly. Even so, the system was not without it's own hazards. They would also drop bags of sand to see if they could even hit the cushion bag below..no matter! Those guys were nuts..and very cool..
The Robinson Decelerator is a digitally controlled electric winch that spools the cable at near freefall speeds and then applies controlled braking. I saw a documentary where they demonstrated it by having a stuntman (woman?) jump off of the Seattle Space Needle. I believe Dar Robinson developed it for the Sparky's Machine stunt.
Interesting story about Yakima Canutt and the Devil Horse. Canutt related in the documentary "Hollywood" that Rex indeed was a problem, but he told the director all needed was a half hour alone with the horse. In that half hour Canutt attempted to have Rex respect him, and when he didn't whacked Rex with a billiard cue Canutt took with him. In Hollywood Canutt said Rex was no longer a problem, but apparently he was.
Oohhh... You've gone & done it now.!!
I'm going to keep an eye on this thread.
(I agree btw, I'm just not brave enough to come out & say it.. Somehow, Jackass fans don't strike me as the type to have a Polite, Well Considered, Intelligent & Reasonable Debate..... More like the..
"WHAT DID YOU SAY.??..HERE, HOLD MY BEER.!!" type...!
Hey Christel, with balls like that, you could've been a stunt man/woman).!
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+Owain Shebbeare I'm sure there have. I'm not arguing that Jackass is better or worse. Too be honest I really don't care one way or the other. All I'm pointing out is that the criteria for the video is near fatal stunts, of which Jackass has many because they don't really take a lot of safety precautions, and that they were listed in chronological order.
Robinson seemed like a guy who loved what he did and he probably would have been bored living past 80 in a retirement home playing shuffleboard. We should all be so lucky to go doing something we love.
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