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Double Dare (2003)

Cast: Jeannie Epper, Zoe Bell, Conrad Palmisano, more...
Director: Amanda Micheli
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Capital Entertainment
Genre: Documentary, Biographies, Film
Running Time: 210 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell are two women who get hurt for a living -- they're Hollywood stuntwomen, who take the falls and dodge the punches while taking the place of glamorous stars. Epper's big break came when she was hired to stand in for Lynda Carter on the Wonder Woman television series in the 1970s, while Bell made a name for herself doing Lucy Lawless' stunt work for Xena: Warrior Princess. Double Dare is a documentary which looks at the lives and careers of these two women, as well as their friendship. Epper, in her early sixties, finds herself dealing with ageism in the entertainment industry, just as she's dealt with sexism much of her life, as she struggles to stay in the game, while Bell learns from her older friend not only the nuts and bolts of stunt work but the trails Epper and her compatriots had to blaze to be respected in their profession. Double Dare also features appearances by Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Falling and Fighting by talltale June 9, 2005 - 8:20 PM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Telling (part) of the stories of two stunt women--one old and seen-it-all, the other young and just beginning--DOUBLE DARE is a lovely documentary about a very unearth-shaking subject. But because it is handled with intelligence, care and a real fondness for the women (and men) involved, its 80 minutes pass quickly and entertainingly. And, praise be, it doesn't waste our time explaining how all the stunts are done, thus boring the bejeesus out of us and ruining the fun of watching movies that include a lot of stunt work. This is a fine example of documentary moviemaking by women and about women--but made for all of us.

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