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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - September 2013

Stunts Stars And Legends: Bobby Brown
Artwork and articles by John Hagner (Artist of the Stars)

Bobby Brown is a stuntman who has appeared in many movies during his career on the silver screen ... is especially outstanding at high falls. He recently did a jump out of a 20 story window on fire onto a huge air bag on the ground (210 feet). To accomplish this, Bobby had to remember that every moment he sees himself going through the air ... it is planned and in exact order, to keep the flames out of his eyes and land properly on the air bag. One cannot land on an air bag, feet or head first. It is necessary to land with as much surface area of the body on the bag as possible, to avoid going straight through to the bottom.

Stuntman, Bobby Brown, doubling Kris Kristopherson in “Knights”.

 


 

Movies Made in Moab

KNIGHTS - 1993
Starring: Kris Kristofferson and Kathy Long.Stuntwoman Nancy Thurston doubled for Kathy Long on the more dangerous scenes. Stuntman Bobby Brown
doubled for Kris Kristofferson. Scenes filmed in Moab.
Story: The cyborg Gabriel was created to destroy all other cyborgs. Later he rescues Nea (Kathy Long) by killing Simon (Scott Paulin), one of the cyborgs. Nea is trained by Gabriel to become a cyborg-killer and help him. They continue to kill cyborgs until Gabriel is torn in half by one of his targets and taken to the cyborg camp. Nea follows Jacob and challenges the cyborg leader Job (Lance Henricksen) to a fight. She ends up killing most of the cyborgs. She finds Gabriel and straps him to her back. They battle the cyborgs until Gabriel has her put him down so he can attach a dead cyborg’s legs to himself. Then, they pursue a fleeing Job, but before they can catch him the Master Builder captures Nea’s brother, taking him to Cyborg City. Meanwhile, Gabriel battles Job and hits him in the face, causing it to explode.Gabriel is told by Job that the cyborg population can’t be stopped. Moments later Job dies. Gabriel and Nea ride off into the sunset, in search of her brother and Cyborg City.

 

Kathy Long’s stunt double Nancy Thurston “Nights”

 

 

THIS BOY’S LIFE - 1993
Starring: Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff ... Robert De Niro as stepfather Dwight Hansen, and Ellen Barkin as Toby’s mother, Caroline.
Story: Caroline Wolff just wants to settle down, find a decent man, and provide a better home for her and her son, Toby. She moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, a seemingly respectfully man. She feels she has it made, but Toby doesn’t think so. Dwight’s real personality is revealed after a few months with Dwight and his children away from Caroline. The boy’s stepfather-to-be seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but his method includes emotional and physically abusing the boy. The marriage proceeds and Caroline, recognizes that Dwight needs to dominate everyone. Though she is convinced it is best for Toby, Caroline sticks with it. Toby befriends a classmate during this time. Toby continues to chafe under the yoke of his repressive stepfather. Hoping to leave and live with his older brother Gregory, Toby decides to apply for east-coast pre-school scholarships. Toby, realizing his grades are not adequate to apply, he devises a plan to submit falsified grade reports. Eventually, Toby is accepted, after several rejections, and attends the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with a full scholarship.

Leonardo DiCaprio was born and raised in Los Angeles. He began acting in television commercials before acting roles came along. He appeared in the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, and ‘’Growing Pains” in the early 1990s.

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
email: johnhagner@hotmail.com
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,
Mailing address: 50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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