2004 taurus world stunt awards - Winners & Nominees

In the tradition of Hollywood’s finest awards presentations, the best stuntwomen and men in the entertainment industry will be recognized for their extraordinary performances in feature films of 2004.

Best Fight

  • Kill Bill Vol. 1

    Description

    Two stunt women fight in a suburban living room using martial arts techniques and props such as knives. They crash into glass furniture and walls, taking hard hits all around.

    Nominees

    Zoë Bell, Angela Meryl

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  • Matrix Reloaded

    Description

    Lead character takes on several henchmen in a chateau. Using wires, ancient weapons and martial arts, the stunt men crash into walls, fight around a grand staircase and destroy statues.

    Nominees

    Ousan Elam, Chen Hu “Tiger”, Dave Leitch, Brad Martin, David No, Chad Stahelski, Marcus Young

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean

    Description

    Two stunt men engage in a sword fight in a blacksmith shop. Using acrobatics to maneuver around the shop, they balance on exposed beams and carts while fighting with their swords.

    Nominees

    Tony Angelotti, Mark Wagner

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Best High Work

  • Bad Boys II

    Description

    A remote bomb is detonated while soldiers stand around gazing at the bomb. Soldiers are sent flying into the air using ratchets.

    Nominees

    Jeff Cadiente, Henry Kingi Jr., Dustin Meier, Denny Pierce

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  • Cradle 2 the Grave

    Description

    Stunt man ties a rope off of a roof vent and jumps off the side of a building. He swings on the rope and crashes into the glass window of the building, landing inside a room.

    Nominees

    Jalil Jay Lynch

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  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Description

    A stunt man and woman escape from a fifth story window while handcuffed together. Using the handcuffs, they maneuver down the side of the building, holding onto balconies and electrical lines. They eventually land on the top of a bus driving on the street below.

    Nominees

    Cheryl Bermeo, Gail Monian, Norm Mora

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  • Out of Time

    Description

    Two stunt men fight in a hotel room and crash through a large sliding glass door. The balcony outside comes loose from the building and leaves the two stunt men hanging from the balcony bars. The men fight while hanging onto the bars and one eventually does an 80’ high fall without the use of wires.

    Nominees

    Troy Brown, Robert Powell

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  • Shanghai Knights

    Description

    Jackie Chan fights with many stunt men in a crowded marketplace. The stunt men maneuver around carts filled with produce and up onto rooftops to continue the fight. Props used in the fight include umbrellas, boxes, crates and pulleys.

    Nominees

    Brad Allan, Paul Andreovski, Petr Bozdich, Radek Bruna, Pavel Dvoreik, Wu Gang, Ken He, Petr Kabat, Jan Loukota, Rudolf Vrba

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  • The Rundown

    Description

    Several rebels take on The Rock in a jungle clearing. Stunt men swing on ropes, jump from trees and use sticks to attack, while also fighting with bare hands.

    Nominees

    Jeswant Abrescy, Geovanny Corvera, Roberto Gutierrez, Nito Larioza, Nick Palma, Tanoai Reed, John Valera, Marko Zaror

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  • The Rundown

    Description

    Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55’ high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

    Nominees

    Tanoai Reed, Paul Eliopolus

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Best work with a vehicle

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

    Description

    During a high speed chase with multiple cars, a red Mustang gets caught between the tires of an 18 wheeler. The Mustang bounces between the tires and eventually gets run over by the back wheels. Vehicles crash all around the crushed Mustang after it comes out from under the 18 wheeler.

    Nominees

    Troy Brown, Annie Ellis, Corey Eubanks, Teri Garland Leonard, Freddie Hice, Malosi Leonard, Sammy Maloof, George Sack, Jim Wilkey

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  • Bad Boys II

    Description

    Two SUVs drive down the side of a hill filled with shacks. The SUVs encounter many people and crash through poorly constructed huts in their chase. Explosions erupt at the end of the chase.

    Nominees

    Henry Kingi Sr., Steve Picerni

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  • Bad Boys II

    Description

    A Ferrari chases a car carrier on a busy freeway. During the pursuit, cars from the carrier are set loose and roll or fly into the path of the Ferrari. The Ferrari must maneuver around the loose cars that have landed in the middle of the freeway. The carrier also crashes into many other vehicles and causes multiple accidents.

    Nominees

    Joffery Brown, Gil Combs, Richard Epper, Andy Gill, Jack Gill, Steve Kelso, Henry Kingi Sr., Bennie Moore, Charlie Picerni Sr., Steve Picerni

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  • Cradle 2 the Grave

    Description

    A four wheel quad is chased around the streets of Los Angeles by police and two dirt bikes. Stunt man drives through a building, maneuvering within the building and eventually drives through a glass window to jump to the rooftop of another building. He then proceeds to jump from rooftop to rooftop to evade the police.

    Nominees

    David Barrett, Stanton Barrett, Debbie Evans, Clay Fontenot, Tad Griffith, Jalil Jay Lynch, Scott Rogers

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  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Description

    A large crane, police cars, a police motorcycle and various emergency vehicles pursue a pick-up truck. The pick-up truck is bumped and crashes into the chase vehicles and spins in circles. The crane crashes through nearby buildings and knocks down telephone poles and street signs. Eventually the crane is caught in the street and explodes.

    Nominees

    Dickey Beer, Wade Eastwood, Terry Jackson, Billy Lucas, Rick Miller, Monte Perlin, Gary Powell, Mike Smith, Tom Struthers, Tim Trella

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Best speciality stunt

  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

    Description

    Stunt woman rides a street luge down a winding highway. Maneuvering next to a silver car, she links herself and the luge to the vehicle. Rocks on the highway make the ride very bumpy.

    Nominees

    Kenny Alexander, Eliza Coleman, Christy Yi

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  • Italian Job

    Description

    Boats engage in a high speed chase through the canals of Venice. Various boats crash into the nearby streets and boat vendors, while slicing through gondolas that come into their path. Merging canals cause many near misses with the boats.

    Nominees

    Clay Cullen Jr., Michael Gaines, Mike Massa, Jean Paul “J.P.” Ruggiero

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  • Seabiscuit

    Description

    A stunt man is thrown from his horse while his foot is caught in a stirrup. Held only by the stirrup, he is then dragged by the horse through a stable and hits various parts of the building, until finally coming free of the horse.

    Nominees

    Ryan Brown, Richard Bucher, Kevin Derr, Tad Griffith, Marty Murray

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  • The Last Samurai

    Description

    Stunt men on horses make a last stand and charge their enemy. They are shot down while galloping to their death. Both horses and stunt men fall onto the field of battle.

    Nominees

    Danny Baldwin, Dean Caulfield, Mick Corrigan, Jonathan Costelloe, Alejandro Garcia, Pedro Garcia, Peter Miles, Shawn Orr, Hernan Ortiz, Eugenes Yenes

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  • The Rundown

    Description

    Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55’ high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

    Nominees

    Paul Eliopolus, JJ Perry, Tanoai Reed, Marko Zaror

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Kill Bill Vol. 1

    Description

    Two stunt women fight in a suburban living room using martial arts techniques and props such as knives. They crash into glass furniture and walls, taking hard hits all around.

    Nominees

    Zoë Bell, Angela Meryl

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  • Matrix Reloaded

    Description

    Female motorcycle rider weaves through a crowded freeway, evading multiple cars and a semi truck, while carrying a passenger on the back of the motorcycle. She then rides through the traffic head-on to escape.

    Nominees

    Debbie Evans

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  • Matrix Reloaded

    Description

    A black sedan does a pipe ramp turn over on a crowded freeway. A silver Cadillac CTS then drives underneath the sedan.

    Nominees

    Debbie Ross Rondell

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  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Description

    A stunt man and woman escape from a fifth story window while handcuffed together. Using the handcuffs, they maneuver down the side of the building, holding onto balconies and electrical lines. They eventually land on the top of a bus driving on the street below.

    Nominees

    Cheryl Bermeo, Gail Monian

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  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Description

    Terminatrix runs off an embankment and lands on the top of a moving hearse. The hearse tries to shake her off by weaving and the Terminatrix must hang onto the roof top to avoid flying off.

    Nominees

    Alisa Hensley

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Best action in a foreign film

Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director

Best fire

  • 28 Days Later

    Description

    Zombies are lit on fire by Molotov cocktails. They erupt into full body burns while running over cars and chasing someone through the deserted streets of London.

    Nominees

    George Cottle Jr., Eunice Huthart, Peter Pedrero, Andreas Petrides

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  • Freddy vs. Jason

    Description

    Freddy and Jason are caught in a large explosion, causing them to catch fire and be
    ratcheted backwards into a lake.

    Nominees

    Doug Chapman, Glenn Ennis

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  • Freddy vs. Jason

    Description

    Stunt man is lit on fire but continues to chase teenagers at a party. He makes his way through a corn field, lighting the field on fire, as he walks to the party to kill several teenagers with his fiery blade.

    Nominees

    Glenn Ennis

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  • Old School

    Description

    Dressed in a school mascot costume, a stunt man attempts to dive through a ring of fire. Missing the ring, the entire costume is engulfed in flames.

    Nominees

    Joe Bucaro

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  • The Last Samurai

    Description

    Soldiers on a field of battle are set on fire by several explosions. The attackers erupt into multiple fire burns.

    Nominees

    Jean Jacques DePlanque, Dave Forman, Akira Kamito, Taketo Nakamura, Nobu Obikane, Takashi Sakamoto, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Peng Zhang

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Best overall stunt by a stunt man

  • Cradle 2 the Grave

    Description

    A four wheel quad is chased around the streets of Los Angeles by police and two dirt bikes. Stunt man drives through a building, maneuvering within the building and eventually drives through a glass window to jump to the rooftop of another building. He then proceeds to jump from rooftop to rooftop to evade the police.

    Nominees

    David Barrett, Stanton Barrett, Clay Fontenot, Tad Griffith, Jalil Jay Lynch, Scott Rogers

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  • Open Range

    Description

    Stunt man is shot from behind and is ratcheted into an adjacent wall, hitting the wall and landing on the ground.

    Nominees

    Chad Camilleri

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  • Seabiscuit

    Description

    A stunt man is thrown from his horse while his foot is caught in a stirrup. Held only by the stirrup, he is then dragged by the horse through a stable and hits various parts of the building, until finally coming free of the horse.

    Nominees

    Ryan Brown, Richard Bucher, Kevin Derr, Tad Griffith, Marty Murray

    close
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Description

    A large crane, police cars, a police motorcycle and various emergency vehicles pursue a pick-up truck. The pick-up truck is bumped and crashes into the chase vehicles and spins in circles. The crane crashes through nearby buildings and knocks down telephone poles and street signs. Eventually the crane is caught in the street and explodes.

    Nominees

    Dickey Beer, Wade Eastwood, Terry Jackson, Billy Lucas, Rick Miller, Monte Perlin, Gary Powell, Mike Smith, Tom Struthers, Tim Trella

    close
  • The Rundown

    Description

    Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55’ high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

    Nominees

    Paul Eliopolus, JJ Perry, Tanoai Reed, Marko Zaror

    close