Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks (1990)


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Eddie Farrell: As Pericles said to the Athenians, "Where do I drain the lizard?"

Eddie Farrell: We all know that your major life decisions aren't made in the boardroom, they're made in the bathroom.

Pinkie Morino: That was lucky. I don't pay lucky.

Eddie Farrell: Louis, what the hell do you think you're doing?
Lou Pesquino: Autographing Pinkie's car.
Eddie Farrell: That's not very nice. Lets do something nice for the guy. Lets give Pinkie a convertable.

Eddie Farrell: Malkin Blowers are #1.

Question: At the end of the movie, it is not Dana Carvey getting run into by the car, but it is a stunt double, as he has a different style of hair than Carvey. However, even after the take with the car accident, the stunt double is still seen lying on the road in front of the car, even after the take has already finished with the accident. Why does the stunt double need to be there in place of Carvey, being that there is no danger to Carvey in this situation?


Answer: Either consistency with the prior accident shot, or else simply that stunt performers and stand-ins are cheaper than stars, and are often utilised for shots where the main actor doesn't *need* to be physically present - shots from afar, behind, etc. For example the multiple mistakes in the widescreen versions of Friends where it becomes clear the person at the edge of shot who in the original versions was just seen as "the back of Monica's head" for example. Wasn't actually Courteney Cox but a stand-in: https://www.moviemistakes.com/picture174481.

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