Don’t Come Knocking (2005)
A comedy-drama road movie directed by German director Wim Wenders and written by Wenders and actor/playwright Sam Shepard.
Shepard stars as Howard Spence, an aging, hard-living Western movie star, who, disgusted with his life, flees by horse from the set of his latest western filming in the desert outside Moab, Utah. He hits the road looking for refuge in his past, traveling to his hometown of Elko, Nevada and, eventually, to Butte, Montana, looking for a woman (Jessica Lange) he left behind twenty years before when he was filming a movie there. Also converging in Butte is a young woman named Sky (Sarah Polley), who is returning her late mother’s ashes to her hometown and conducting a search of her home.
Stunts, Stars And Legends: Yakima Canutt
A stunt legend, Yakima Canutt was one of the pioneers of horse work, wagon and stagecoach turnovers and explosions during the late 1930s into the 1950s. He staged the fire scenes in “Gone With the Wind” and hundreds of westerns for Republic Pictures and others. He received the ‘Oscar’ statuette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ‘Dusty’ statuette from the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to action in the cinema and was footprinted and inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Born 1943, Stan Barrett is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator and actor. His biggest act was outside the movie world. On December 17, 1979, he attempted to break a land speed record, and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket-powered three-wheel vehicle. His calculated speed was 739.666 miles per hour, which would have made Barrett the first man to break the sound barrier in a land vehicle. The attempt was surrounded by controversy and the speed was never officially recorded.
Stan Barrett was stunt double for Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit and others. He is an honored inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.
|If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org
John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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