The Devil at your heels

Canada, 1981

Film
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The late Ken Carter’s long-time obsession to be the world’s greatest daredevil is the subject of this feature length documentary. Seen are the five years of preparation that went into raising one million dollars, building a rocket-powered car, and constructing a ten-storey take-off ramp for his attempt to jump a car across a mile-wide stretch of the St. Lawrence River. A portrait of a stunt driver who made his living by risking his life. Photography by Barry Perles. Narrated by Gordon Pinsent. (Awards: Genie, Toronto)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Adam Symansky

Bill Brind

producer/director

Robert Fortier

Duration

01:42:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016599

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Stunt men and women

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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