'Richard Hammond's Crash Course' Recap: 'Stuntman' (Season 2 Premiere)

One of the underrated pleasures of last season was Richard Hammond's Crash Course, which let uber-host Richard Hammond come over to America and explore some of the country's most difficult occupations. Richard is back for another go-around, this time with some of our more different jobs, starting with trying four days in the life of a Hollywood stuntman.

Palm trees and Graumann's Chinese Theater flash by us before we find Richard driving to the L.A. River in order to meet the trio of professionals who will serve as the experts for this episode: Rick Avery (whose credits include Air Force One, the Mark Wahlberg/Edward Norton remake of The Italian JobPoseidonL.A. Confidential and The Dark Knight Rises, to name a few off a very long list), Rick's son Mike, and Thom Williams, who's so good at what he does that he was killed off 24 twice. They're supposed to teach Richard the basics of four key categories in stunt work - fights, falls, fire and cars - so that he can film a BBC America promotional spot for Crash Course. Read More...



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