“The stuntmen” ( English The Fall Guy , translation options for the title - “Falling Guy”, “Stunt”) - American adventure action series with elements of comedy , broadcast on ABC from 1981 to 1986 . The series survived 5 seasons, totaling 113 episodes.
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DVD box of the first season “The Fall Guy”
|Genre||action movie |
|Creator||Glen A. Larson|
|Cast||Lee majors |
Jo Ann Pflug
|Intro screen saver||Unknown Stuntman|
|Composer||William Broughton |
|Number of seasons||five|
|Number of series||113 ( )|
|Producer||Robert jaynes |
|Operator||Ben coleman |
|On the screens||November 4, 1981 - May 2, 1986|
In this series, Lee Majors plays Colt Sivers, a Hollywood stuntman who works as a private detective and a bounty hunter in between filming. He uses his physical abilities and knowledge of tricks (especially car tricks that he performs on GMC pickups ) to catch fugitives and criminals. In this he is helped by his cousin - beginner stuntman Howie Manson ( Douglas Barr ) and his girlfriend Jody Banks ( Heather Thomas ).
Usually, the episode begins with the command of Sivers performing some kind of trick for a movie or television series, and then they are assigned to find a person who, for example, did not pay the debt. His case, as a rule, turns out to be more complicated than it seemed. During the fight against villains, Sievers performs a stunt trick, similar to what was shown at the beginning.
The series is full of cameo , in which Hollywood celebrities appear and eccentric jokes that refer viewers to the previous Majority series, “The Six Million Dollar Man”.
At the very beginning of each episode, the screensaver and captions are accompanied by the song “Unknown Stuntman” ( English “The Unknown Stuntman” , ( mp3 ). This song, the text of which was written by Glen A. Larson , Gail Jensen and David Sommerville, is performed by Lee Majores himself. The text mentions the former wife of Majorzhor, Farrah Fawcett and other Hollywood stars Sally Field , Raquel Welch , Cheryl Tigs and others.
- Colt Sivers - Lee Major
- Howie Manson - Douglas Barr
- Jodie Banks - Heather Thomas
- Samantha "Big Jack" Jack - Jo Ann Pflugh (1981-82)
- Terry Shannon / Michaels - Mark Post (1982-85)
- Singer - Deborah Ludwig Davis (1983-86)
- In 2001-2002, the UT-1 television channel held a show of all five seasons of the “The Fall Guy” series on the territory of Ukraine (with a Ukrainian-language dubbing, under the adapted name “Kaskadera”). In Russia, the series has not yet been broadcast.
- In 2007, the full first season of the television series “The Fall Guy” was first released on DVD by 20th Century Fox (release for the USA and Canada).
- List of episodes of the series "The stuntmen" (in English)
- "Stuntmen" (English) on the Internet Movie Database