A marvelous and unique exercise in meta-cinematic manipulation. O'Toole, in one of his very best roles, is a power-crazed movie director; Railsback is a fugitive sheltered by him from sherrif Rocco. When a stunt man is killed in an accident, O'Toole prevails on Railsback to replace him, leading Railsback to wonder if O'Toole wants him dead. A labor of love for director-producer Rush, who spent nine years working on it, and waited two years to see it released, by Fox. Based on the novel by Paul Brodeur.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 129 minutes.
Golden Globes 1981: Score; Montreal World Film Fest. 1980: Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1980: Actor (O'Toole).
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