22 Stunts Gone Wrong That Made It into the Movie Anyway

From a near-drowning to a near-catastrophic bus jump, these imperfect shots still made the final cut
22 Stunts Gone Wrong That Made It into the Movie Anyway

It’s an unwritten rule in Hollywood that if a stunt goes wrong but the shot is usable, that’s the shot that’s used. For one thing, your stunt person is probably wary of doing that again, but it’s also a way to honor their sacrifice. That means, if you watch closely enough, you’ll see enough rolled ankles and broken bones on your favorite streaming service to rival America’s Funniest Home Videos. Why did we ever think those were funny anyway? We’re a sick species.

One person who noticed was redditor GeronimoRay, who was watching Big Momma’s House 2 for some reason when they spotted a character who seemed to land on his head after being chased off a pier and jumping onto a boat. (It actually looks like a dummy, but it counts because, whether by mistake or apathy, it’s clearly not how it should have gone.) They asked r/Movies for more “stunts gone wrong that are still in the movies,” and while it turns out several action movies are accidental snuff films that we won’t be mentioning regardless of any notion of honor, there was plenty of more lighthearted slapstickery.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Die Hard


The Exorcist

Back to the Future Part II

Mission: Impossible - Fallout



First Blood


Now You See Me

Hot Rod

Dazed and Confused

Rumble in the Bronx

Dick Tracy


Sherlock Jr.

The Three Ages

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes



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