Stunt (disambiguation)

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A stunt is a difficult or unusual feat performed for film or theatre.

Stunt unusual and difficult physical feat

A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema. Stunts are a feature of many action films. Before computer generated imagery special effects, these effects were limited to the use of models, false perspective and other in-camera effects, unless the creator could find someone willing to jump from car to car or hang from the edge of a skyscraper: the stunt performer or stunt double.

Stunt or Stunting may also refer to:

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A stunt coordinator, usually an experienced stunt performer, is hired by a TV, film or theatre director or production company for stunt casting that is to arrange the casting and performance of stunts for a film, television programme or a live audience.

A stunt team is a crew of stunt performers that follow the direction of the stunt coordinator to collectively participate and execute an action sequence for film, television series, commercials, theater or live performance.

Stunt double

A stunt double is a cross between a body double and a stunt performer, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television, and for other sophisticated stunts. Stunt doubles may be used in cases where an actor's physical condition precludes much activity, or when an actor is contractually prohibited from taking certain risks. Stunt doubles are sometimes referred to as "stunties".

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