Re: Stunt double madness
Another falling stunt you see a lot in any action shows is where the hero jumps down from a higher level onto the bad guys. Watch the guys being jumped on, and they're actually catching the guy to help break the fall. Instead of stepping back and letting him faceplant the floor like real bad guys would. The stunt guys really deserve their own Oscar and Emmy categories, it's tough work.
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