Everyone loves movies and these days action films are all the rage. A lot can go wrong during the making of a film but most people only hear about when famous actors or actresses get hurt or killed. In 1993 Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, died while making the Crow. A prop gun was squib loaded causing the blank cartridge to propel the bullet into Lee. Jennifer Lawrence, while filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1, reportedly nearly choked to death from the fumes of a smoke machine that malfunctioned. Her character, Katniss Everdeen, was leading a rebellion against the Capitol through a tunnel filled with smoke. There are countless stories but most don’t know or have never heard about the heroic stunt people who get hurt or die. They are the ones behind the scenes—the ones we forget about.
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During the making of the classic Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds, a series of strange coincidences occurred that led to the horrific injury of Heidi Von Beltz. Her car was struck by a van who made a wrong turn. The weird thing is that Von Beltz was a trick ski artist and had no experience in stunt driving. The original stuntman was called away from the set for family reasons and since the production was running behind schedule they used her. The seat belts had been removed from the vehicle and they were waiting on safety parts that hadn’t yet been delivered. The movie was way behind schedule so they went ahead and shot the scene anyway. Von Beltz was only twenty-four. She was left a quadriplegic.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com