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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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INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

When he wasn’t beating up his friends, jumping off bridges or traversing shark-infested waters, Armstrong was finding other ways to risk his life. In the midst of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade the stuntman flung himself from a galloping horse on to a tank. “First time I screwed it up completely. I was like Tom and Jerry in the air running,” Armstrong recalls. “I just got there, knew I wasn’t going to make it, and panicked. I scrambled through the air and landed just the other side of the tracks so we had to do it again.” Despite the mishap, Armstrong still felt the thrill of the 18-foot leap: “It was fun. It was nice to plan it and train the horses.”

As far as perfect roles go, Indiana Jones beats Han Solo, Superman and Bond hands down. “I did love Indy,” Armstrong asserts. “I loved the clothes: dirty old trousers, leather jacket and boots. I could fall asleep anywhere and get up and not get told off by wardrobe.”

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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

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they don't make em like Vic anymore. More

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