Curt Bonn learned the hard lessons of hazardous work years ago when he worked, as a youth with bull gangs in logging camps on Queen Charlotte islands in British Columbia, as a Choker Man. He climbed trees 100 feet high with only a waist belt and boot spurs. He also raced stock cars and drove in car commercials. He started designing ratchets and cable rigging, and coordinated stunts for shows like Smallville, Scary Movie and others. Curt spent years perfecting techniques for use in the film industry, which propelled him to become one of the industries most successful Stunt Coordinators. Curt Bonn is one of the many honored Inductees in the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.
Movies Made in Moab
|Richard Dean Anderson
MacGyver - 1985 (TV Pilot)
Starring: Richard Dean Anderson
Location: Dead Horse Point State Park and Shafer Overlook
Story: Two rare golden eagles facing extinction are aided by MacGyver, who simultaneously must approach the poacher trying to kill the birds and eliminate Macgyver. Mac happily volunteers for a Phoenix Foundation mission to help the golden eagles. The pair he is sent to check on lives on a steep mountain. During his first attempt to approach by a para-glider; they are attacked in flight by a rich poacher and his accomplices in a helicopter, who shoot the male by gun, far out of reach, and the female is wounded by a crossbow before taking flight. Mac descends to get the female, and teams up there with ten year old Darin Cooper, who learned a lot about eagles from his late granddad. They bring the wounded eagle to the cabin where Darin’s over-protective single mother Susan brought him in an attempt to mend her bond with the growing boy. Darin who needs more space to become a man instantly takes to understanding father figure Mac. They nurse the eagle but realize the male and chicks must be found, as raising them is not a single parent job with eagles. With improvised extra climbing gear Mac risks his life to rescue the male eagle and chicks.
THE SURVIVALIST - 1986
Starring: Steve Railsback
Location: Pack Creek Ranch, Onion Creek and Moab City
The story centers around John Rourke, ex-CIA officer-turned weapons and survival expert, in the aftermath of a nuclear war.
He is noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals and possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business. He has mesmerized moviegoers for years with many weird, sometimes warped roles both in films and on television.
|If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org
John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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