The Unknown Stuntmen…

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These rare behind-the-scenes pics have been haunting the hard drive of THE SPECIAL for years so it is with some satisfaction they can finally be shared.  While apologies must be made for the poor size/resolution I hope you enjoy this brief insight and tribute to the stunt players and brave/crazy cameramen of this film and maybe even help identify some?

While I’m fairly certain the gentleman immediate right in the top pic is the late Jim Gavin the pilot on the left in the shades (featuring prominently on the set wearing Roy Schieder’s bloodied jacket in Gary Mason’s incredible album) and the other two men’s identities remain unknown…

7 thoughts on “The Unknown Stuntmen…

  1. That’s Ross Reynolds on the right, wearing shades. He doubled Schieder in the bloody jacket shots. Peter J. McKernan, Sr. told me that Reynolds was THE first SAG helicopter pilot in the business. Peter was also the pilot who crashed the Jetranger into the construction yard building in the film.

  2. Gentlemen –

    My sincere thanks for your comments! Mystery solved and great trivia added also. Thanks for your contributions and hope to hear from you all again in future…

  3. From right to left: Camera man Frank Holgate, unknown, Owner and pilot of Cinema Air Corp, out of Rialto, ca Friend and college, James W. Gavin, and on the starboard side of the ship it pilot and friend Ross Reynolds.

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