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Offline Trigger

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78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« on: November 01, 2007, 10:28:16 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has seen the movie "Hooper" from 1978 with Burt Reynolds.  In the movie, Burt stars as a stuntman and his co-star is Jan Michael Vincent.  At the end of the movie, they launch a rocket car (Red 78 T/A) over a blown up bridge!  When the car takes of from the ramp, it's suddenly stretched out about 3 feet!  Does anyone know if this was a reall 78/ T/A that was stretched to accomodate a rocket, or was it just a rocket witha stretched out T/A body?  Thanks..

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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 10:33:38 PM »
I've seen the movie but it's been awhile...don't recall any details other than what you mentioned....sorry.
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 10:45:51 PM »
I'm not sure of the exact details, but the car that they drove around was a real '78 T/A. The car that made the stunt jump was not an actual T/A. I read once that is was a special chassis to hold the jet engine with a funny car style body on it. Not sure if that is accurate info or not though.
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 12:01:46 AM »
That sounds about right.  Now that I think about it, its probably one of those jet engine funny cars! :D

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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 12:18:24 AM »
Sure doesn't look like the bird made it into that shot ;) It's hard to make out what it is...any guesses?
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 06:28:50 AM »
No guess....but it is one of my favorite movies.

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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 07:14:39 AM »
I've even heard that the Hooper bridge jump was all special effects and not a real jump at all but don't quote me on that.
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 11:22:26 AM »
The car used in the scene to jump the blown up bridge in Hooper was a model car. It was NOT a T/A.
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 12:44:27 AM »
Got a few minutes?  ;D
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 07:29:58 AM »
Hooper?  Naw never heard of it.
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 02:31:37 PM »
The car used in the scene to jump the blown up bridge in Hooper was a model car. It was NOT a T/A.

That's what I'd heard too... and it looks like a model in the shot t'boot!
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2007, 02:34:21 PM »
And did you notice the gas prices in the Hooper clip on YouTube... 57 cents!  Man... I wish!
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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 03:06:40 PM »
HAHA check out 2:40 what thw heck is on the roof?

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Re: 78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 01:46:59 PM »
I've even heard that the Hooper bridge jump was all special effects and not a real jump at all but don't quote me on that.
I must be getting old. I remember them filming this jump about an hour from my house. Someone posted the following on Youtube about it as well.....

The bridge jump took place on U.S.Hwy.78 between Jasper,AL. and Sumiton,AL. The bridge was in the process of being demolished due to damage from a traffic accident


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78 T/A in the movie "Hooper"
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 01:55:24 PM »
Whoa a thread from the dead ! 2007?!
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