Tuesday, November 07, 2006

other types of animals

People seemed to like my working animals post, so I will continue that theme one more time. There are other species of working beasts on the movie location circuit. Most visible and noisy would be that which is called "stuntman". It takes a special man to flip a car or jump off a cliff. When they hang around the production office, they like to preen and display their feathers. Their call is "any messages for me?"



Stuntman Randy Peters. Yes, that was his name.

Next is the sub-category of stuntplayer (the technical term) called the "wrangler". This one can do all kinds of tricks while on horseback. They don't preen as much, at least not in public. Their call is "yes, ma'am".


Kane Hodder in Ghost Town

And last but never least, there is the related variety called the "teamster". They are basically car and truck hounds. They know how to fix things. Their call is, "where we goin for lunch?"


Transpo coordinator, Gary Hellerstein

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You call that a "stunt"? I've seen Irving Fields do that one, without any preparation or padding whatsoever. No helmet, even.

copyranter said...

Shit. And I thought I was the first man to pull the 'drop trou' and spin' move on you...

David said...

Wasn't Kane Hodder the guy who played Jason Voorhees in all those Friday the 13th films?

archeress said...

yes, kane was jason. nicest stuntman ever. probably gay. just kidding. a total gentleman.

archeress said...

i should mention, wrangler photo, lower right squatting down is Cliff McLaughlin, bigtime stuntman and trick-roper. he just did Flicka, also Starsky and Hutch, panic room, bad santa, white fang...hasn't killed himself yet i hope. Sometimes they do. Dar Robinson was impaled on his motorcycle handlebars just screwing around one night after wrap. and kane's got some pretty good burns but thank god that's all.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Actually I believe the teamster's call is "where are the donuts?" ;-)