|On a run from the law, a man blunders into a movie set, just as a stuntman is killed. The director takes the fugitive in hand and uses him as a replacement stuntman.
From the oddball opening sequence, you know this is going to be a strange ride. Railsback is perhaps a little too unhinged for audience sympathy as the stuntman But it is as Eli Cross, the omnipotent iconoclast director, that Peter O'Toole grabs and steals the movie.
Film enjoyed a lengthy gestation period, director Rush says 7 years to get it financed and then three to get it released.
I've failed to find many people that like this one, goodness knows I've tried, as it is a favourite of this author.|