Hal Needham

Books by Hal Needham

  • Stuntman!
    My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life

    by Hal Needham

    • Hardcover, 307 pages

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Veteran Hollywood stuntman Hal Needham — who turned director for the 1977 hit Smokey and the Bandit — lines up a shot with Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed and Happy the dog. Universal Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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Hal Needham performed hundreds of death-defying stunts during a career that spanned over 40 years. Stuntmen, like the one pictured here, still use his innovative equipment, like the airbag and other safety features for car and aerial stunts. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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