Following the blockbuster success of Smokey and the Bandit, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and director Hal Needham reunited to make the very similar Hooper, an action-laced comedy about a Hollywood stunt man who enters a dangerous rivalry with a younger stunt man. Hooper (Reynolds) and the younger stunt man (Jan-Michael Vincent) compete in a series of increasingly complex stunts in order to earn the title of "the greatest stunt man alive." Hooper is lightweight, mindless fun that doesn't have much story, but it is a stronger film than Smokey and the Bandit, largely because the characters are somewhat stronger. Everyone involved looks like they're having fun; the good-humor translates on screen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,1998
Vincent, Jan-Michael, 1945-2019
Needham, Hal, 1931-2013.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith, Robert Klein.
Director of photography, Bobby Byrne ; edited by Donn Cambern ; music by Bill Justis.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Title from disc label.
Video recording of the 1978 motion picture.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.