2002 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 2002.

Best aerial work

  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    Opening scene at Battle at Charlie’s Point. Helicopters enter scene in formation as they launch their attack on the enemy below.

    Nominees

    Davey Jones, Dick White

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  • Behind Enemy Lines

    Description

    Pilot runs away from gunfire as helicopter lowers to the edge of the cliff. Stuntman jumps off cliff onto a rope dangling from the helicopter, he then climbs up into the aircraft as gunfire and explosions go off beneath him.

    Nominees

    Robert Powell, Jimmy Roberts, Dick Vahle

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Description

    Attacking fighter pilots make their approach on Pearl Harbor in opening battle sequence.

    Nominees

    Gene Armstrong, Will Bonafas, James Gavin, John Hinton, Steve Hinton, Gary Hudson, Kevin La Rosa, John Maloney, Bill Powers, Alan Preston, Allan Purwyn, James Ryan, John Storrie

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  • Rat Race

    Description

    Helicopter chases Ford Truck at nearly ground level weaving through cars and heavy traffic.

    Nominees

    Glenn J. Smith

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  • The Last Castle

    Description

    Helicopter lowers into prison yard and is taken over by an inmate. It then flies through the yard and throws its tail into a guard tower.

    Nominees

    Kevin La Rose, Matt Taylor, Chris Tuck

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Best driving

  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    Description

    Van chase with a car through an amusement park the car hits the cement barrier on one side with the van on the other side. The car and van keep hitting each other until the van t-bones the car.

    Nominees

    Corry Glass, Norman Howell

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  • Bandits

    Description

    Blue SUV forces black sedan to spin out of control. Sedan is then t-boned by a miled truck sending it down a highway embankment.

    Nominees

    Bruce Barbour, Jacob Chambers, Terry Jackson

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  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Truck hijacking (daytime). Black sports car drives in front of, and then swerves under, the semi-truck at high speed. It comes out the other side, is bumped by the semi, hits a pipe ramp and lands in the desert.

    Nominees

    Debbie Evans, Matt Johnston, Mike Justus, Kevin Scott, Tim Trella, Chris Tuck

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  • Swordfish

    Description

    Green sports car is chased by SUVs through city traffic at high speeds. One SUV barrels into several parked cars. The chase ends with the second SUV flipping over into a restaurant.

    Nominees

    Bob Brown, Gil Combs, Troy Gilbert, Brett Jones, Mike Justus, David Kilde, Bobby Ore, Scott Rogers

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  • The Glass House

    Description

    High-speed car chase between a Ferrari and Jaguar, through a windy canyon that ends with a violent crash.

    Nominees

    Tim Davison, Norman Howell, Jim Wilke

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Best Fight

  • 15 Minutes

    Description

    Unique fight in New York apartment with Robert De Niro’s character is tied to a chair as he battles his two captors.

    Nominees

    Pete Antico, Dane Farwell, Jim Palmer

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  • Gladiator

    Description

    Sword/Axe Fight … 40 pages of storyboards detailed every step, sword stroke, shield movement, ax blow and coordinated camera move. The entire sequence was rehearsed every day for 3 weeks prior to shooting.

    Nominees

    Stuart Clark, Sven-Ole Thorsen

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  • Iron Monkey

    Description

    Martial arts fight scene with kidnappers including weapons and wire work.

    Nominees

    Donnly Yen

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  • Planet of the Apes

    Description

    Finale fight scene. Two gorillas attack each and fight to the death. Scene includes a fullbody, mid-air collision.

    Nominees

    Daryl Chan, David Rowden

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    Fight scene in massage parlor- performers get into a martial arts fight with bad guys

    Nominees

    Tsuyoshi Abe, Brad Allen, Paul Andreovski, Andy Cheng, Mark Hicks, Chung Chi Li, Michael Li, Wai Jen, Sung Otterbridge, Hyun Jin Park, Simon Rhee, Sammy Valdivia, Billy Wong, Fai Wong, Gang Wu

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  • The Mummy Returns

    Description

    Women fight in Sai palace with daggers, axes and spears using a series of martial arts and gymnastic inspired moves.

    Nominees

    Nicki Berwick, Dee Harrop

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Best fire

  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    Helicopter blows up in schoolyard engulfing 4 stuntmen in flames

    Nominees

    Steve Boyum, Joe Finnegan, Terry Leonard, Kerry Rossall

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  • Planet of the Apes

    Description

    Two stunt performers in full ape costume, harness on wires are set on fire by an explosion in the final fight scene of the film.

    Nominees

    Chris Antonucci, Brycen Counts, David St. Pierre

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  • The Animal

    Description

    Bum lights arm and then body on fire in police training exercise.

    Nominees

    Paul Short

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  • The Last Castle

    Description

    Fire engulfs 6 inmates as the gas bomb they are firing is exploded by a guard’s rifle shot.

    Nominees

    Jacob Chambers, Gary Gercio, Tad Griffith, Chuck Hosack, Kevin Jackson, Casey O’Neill

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  • The One

    Description

    Explosion throws stunt performers through a wall of flames.

    Nominees

    Hiro Koda, David Wald

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Best High Work

  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    Two stunt performers do a 75 ft. high fall from the bamboo tower into the river.

    Nominees

    Terry Leonard, Chuck Waters

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  • Monkeybone

    Description

    Stuntman leaps off of the roof and grabs onto a rope dangling from hot air balloon. Is then hanging from above and jumps over cars, hits the front of a bus and is thrown into the deflating balloon.

    Nominees

    Jay Caputo

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    To escape from hotel casino blowing up 2 stuntmen leap from 16th floor window, grab electrical cord, slide down and end in a 360 degree loop around the light pole.

    Nominees

    Andy Cheng, Mark Hicks

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    After long fight, stuntman is kicked and flies out of high rise hotel room window, down approximately 170′ onto the top of a taxi at street level.

    Nominees

    Kurt Lott

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    Stunt performers scale down bamboo scaffolding, the bamboo stalk cracks and falls halfway leaving performers suspended in mid air. They then drop into vendor tent at street level.

    Nominees

    Andy Cheng, Mark Hicks

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Best overall stunt by a stunt man

  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Black street rod pipe ramps over the front end of a semi and does a 360 in mid-air as an orange street rod drives underneath.

    Nominees

    Tim Trella, Chris Tuck

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    To escape from hotel casino blowing up stuntmen leap from 16th floor window, grab electrical cord, slide down it and hit light pole doing a live 360 degree loop around the light pole.

    Nominees

    Andy Cheng, Mark Hicks

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    After long fight, stuntman is kicked and flies out of high rise hotel room window, down approximately 170′ onto the top of a taxi at street level.

    Nominees

    Kurt Lott

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  • Say It Isn’t So

    Description

    Car rear ends truck with camper shell on it – camper shell does an endo-cannon into the air and crashes down next to the truck.

    Nominees

    Gil Combs, Jacob Rupp

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  • The Animal

    Description

    Stuntman climbs up a tree, does a series of jumps from one branch to the next, then slides
    down the tree, jumps to the next tree and is ratcheted out.

    Nominees

    Jay Caputo

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    Description

    Van chase with a car through the amusement park. The car hits the cement barrier on one side with the van on the other side. The car and van keep hitting each other until the van t-bones the car.

    Nominees

    Corry Glass

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  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Truck hijacking (daytime). Black sports car drives in front of, and then swerves under, the semi-truck at high speed. It comes out the other side, is bumped by the semi, hits a pipe ramp and lands in the desert.

    Nominees

    Debbie Evans

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  • Laura Croft: Tomb Raider

    Description

    Gymnastic bungee cord sequence in opening segment of fight sequence.

    Nominees

    Eunice Huthart

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  • Planet of the Apes

    Description

    Flames scare the horse and the stuntwoman does a back-over dismount.

    Nominees

    Simon Boisseree

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  • The Mummy Returns

    Description

    Women fight in Sai palace with daggers, axes and spears using a series of martial arts and gymnastic inspired moves.

    Nominees

    Nicki Berwick, Dee Harrop

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Best speciality stunt

  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Stunt performer jumps from train roof, pendulums down on a chain and runs along wall of train while shooting at windows behind him.

    Nominees

    Casey O’Neill

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  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Water tower falls on town hall- stunt performers are swept away with the water chaos.

    Nominees

    y Brown, Richard Bucher, Troy Gilbert, Tommy Guy, Chad Randall, Eric Rondell

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    To escape from hotel casino blowing up 2 stuntmen leap from 16th floor window, grab electrical cord, slide down and end in a 360 degree loop around the light pole.

    Nominees

    Andy Cheng, Mark Hicks

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  • Swordfish

    Description

    Three stuntmen are in foot chase through neighborhood that leads to a hillside where they jump off and tumble down hillside. Chase ends with a car hit at the bottom of the hill.

    Nominees

    Kevin Jackson, Mark Norby, Scott Rogers

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  • Swordfish

    Description

    Opening blow up scene at bank. Explosion sequence is done in “bullet time” with several stunt performers thrown on ratchets and wires.

    Nominees

    Randy Beckman, Ben Bray, Richard Burden, Jay Caputo, Leo Creer, Jimmy Hart, Mark Hicks, Chris Howell, Steve Ito, Frank Lloyd, Ray Lykens, Mark Norby, Vladimer Orlov, Chris Palermo, Norbert Phillips, Darren Prescott, Tim Rigby, Jack West

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Best stunt coordination – feature film

Best stunt coorindation - sequence

  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    Description

    Finale gun battle.

    Nominees

    Norman Howell, JJ Mackrol, Spiro Razatos

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  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    Battle at Charlie’s Point

    Nominees

    Terry Leonard

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Description

    The attack on Pearl Harbor in films opening sequence.

    Nominees

    Kenny Bates, Andy Gill, Steve Picerni

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  • Swordfish

    Description

    Opening bank robbery sequence.

    Nominees

    Dan Bradley

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  • The Last Castle

    Description

    Final prison yard battle sequence.

    Nominees

    Mic Rodgers

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Best water work

  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Water tower falls on town hall. Stuntmen are swept away with the water chaos.

    Nominees

    Troy Brown, Richard Bucher, Troy Gilbert, Tommy Guy, Chad Randall, Eric Rondell

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  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    Two stunt performers surf through the explosions at the Battle at Charlie’s Point.

    Nominees

    Steve Boyum, Kerry Rossall

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  • Jurassic Park III

    Description

    Last action sequence of film. Stunt performers are in a cage on boat that gets dropped into, and dragged through, the water as it is being attacked by a prehistoric creature.

    Nominees

    Stanton Barrett, Laura Lee Connery, Norman Howell, Cinda-Lin James

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  • Rush Hour 2

    Description

    Fight scene with stuntman falling off of the back of the boat into the wash of the moving propellers.

    Nominees

    Andy Cheng, Nikki Li

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  • The Animal

    Description

    Stuntman air rams into pond to save Mayor’s son from drowning.

    Nominees

    Jason Domingo, Gary Guercio

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    Description

    During Charlie’s Point Battle car goes off of bridge during attack, driver and passengers are thrown from car off bridge and into water.

    Nominees

    Steve Boyum, Joe Finnegan, Terry Leonard, Kerry Rossall

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  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Motorcycle chase between two cars and two motorcycles segment is where the motorcycle is pushed off of the cliff by one of the cars. Stuntman falls over motorcycle handlebars and is thrown over cliff

    Nominees

    Jimmy Roberts

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  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Stunt performer transfers from sports car to the side of the semi truck to save second stuntman who is tied to the truck. Jumper unties second performer and they both jump back into the still-moving sports car.

    Nominees

    Mike Justus, Chris Tuck

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  • Monkeybone

    Description

    Stuntman jumps off of the roof and grabs onto a rope dangling from hot air balloon. Is then hanging from above and jumps over cars, sometimes the length of the car, other times crashing into the vehicles and then balloon lifts them away.

    Nominees

    Jay Caputo, Joey Preston

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  • Training Day

    Description

    Stuntman jumps from roof of apartment building onto the hood of the car, car spins forward and backwards and hits another car in attempt to throw performer. Scene ends with stuntman propelling off the hood of the car through the rear window of another car.

    Nominees

    Brian Machleit, Robert Powell

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Best work with an animal

  • A Knight’s Tale

    Description

    Bordeaux jousting scene where rider rears and pulls down his horse on top of him as he falls through a railing to the ground.

    Nominees

    Pasquel Madera

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  • A Knight’s Tale

    Description

    Final jousting sequence where black knight is hit by the lance does back over onto the ground.

    Nominees

    Tom Dupont

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  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Stuntman jumps horse over wagon in opening battle scene.

    Nominees

    Casey O’Neil

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  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Stuntman jumps horse through a window of the saloon while pulling another riderless horse behind him.

    Nominees

    Jason Rodriguez

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  • American Outlaws

    Description

    Stunt performer rears and falls horse amidst shoot-out between train robbers and soldiers.

    Nominees

    Tad Griffith

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Hardest hit

  • A Knight’s Tale

    Description

    Final jousting sequence where black knight is hit by the lance does back flip onto ground.

    Nominees

    Tom Dupont

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  • Corky Romano

    Description

    Performer crashes through third story window, hits second story roof and falls to the ground.

    Nominees

    Clark Tucker

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  • Fast and the Furious

    Description

    Stuntman climbs from car to the grill of the semi then swings from front of semi around to the side of semi.

    Nominees

    Mike Justus

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  • The Animal

    Description

    Stuntman is clotheslined off of running horse by tree branch.

    Nominees

    Clint Berkey Lilly

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  • The Glass House

    Description

    Stuntman is hit by police car while firing weapon.

    Nominees

    Randy Hall

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