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The Amazing Double Life of Vic Armstrong
The great Bond stunt man relives his more daring deeds

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 (2006)

Mission: Impossible 3

“How much more dangerous can you get?” It seems icebergs didn’t quite cut it for Armstrong so he upped the danger levels with an aerial extravaganza in Mission: Impossible 3. “You’ve got 200 windmills - 200ft tall – and three helicopters all flying in different directions”, he outlines. “You have to see them at night so you’ve got bright lights and every time you look down, you’re blinded. And you’re tired. And doing it at night. That’s the most dangerous scenario you could ever be in.” With more than 600 propeller blades in the air, Armstrong took a militant attitude to the anti-gravity warzone. “I always look at everything as an accident report: ‘Yes [the stunt pilots] were tired, they carried on, they were getting sleepy and concentration was gone,” he explains, imagining his worst-case scenario before leaving Empire with some wise words: “the ‘one last go’ is the one where you hurt yourself.”

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1 Vic Armstrong
Oh there has to be a second part to this feature surely!!! Vic is a legend and a remarkably modest individual too. Thanks for all your hard work Mr Armstrong - I have been enjoying your stunts all my cinema going life! More

Posted by TheSomnambulist on Tuesday April 8, 2014, 11:47

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Brilliant stuff, thank you. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Friday April 4, 2014, 13:44

3 the man
they don't make em like Vic anymore. More

Posted by leroythemasochist on Friday April 4, 2014, 07:06


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