Dexter stunt went wrong. (mild spoilers)


The National Enquirer reports in this weeks issue that actor Jimmy Smits, who plays district attorney Miguel Prado, stabbed an actor in the chest several times during a scene in which he accidentally picked up a real knife that was inexplicably put right next to a fake prop knife on set. Smits stabbed actor Jeff Chase in the chest with a knife he assumed was a prop. He easily could have killed him, but as luck had it Chase was wearing a chest plate, which saved his life.


"During a horrific execution scene with actor Jeff Chase, Smits was so into the part he kept stabbing Chase ferociously with what he thought was a fake knife," a shaken eyewitness told the Enquirer.


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Oct 4, 2008 2:36PM EDT

OMG that had to be the most horrifying experience.

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Apr 21, 2016 2:51PM EDT

Whoa. I see the spoiler here. Man, oh my.That sucks and is kinda funny simultaneously. Poor guys.Is this legit?

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Oct 4, 2008 5:32PM EDT

Yeh, pick up the Enquirer and read it... it's in there.Had to be scary.

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Oct 4, 2008 10:34PM EDT

. yeah, that must be really scary for both. I can't understand how this knife "inexplicably" appeared.
Do you remember Brandon Lee? Inexplicable too ...
>> Stuntman Jeff Chase about the incident

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Oct 12, 2008 12:55AM EDT

It was on E-talk daily... look it up guy.

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Oct 15, 2008 1:54PM EDT

That sucks for both guys, the one gets nearly killed and the other nearly almost kills a person, imagine if they hadn't been lucky.
In regards to inexplicable knife placing: its totally legit to have a real knife amongst a prop knife, adds to legitimacy of the prop. Problem here was communication. Prop crew definitely should announce potential dangers to cast and crew alike.
I had something like this occur, I was directing a high school play (a little lesser scale then a television production i suppose haha) and i had told my props crew to get a bebe gun and a bunch of cap guns to be used in a hunting scene. The bebe gun was to be used to knock down cans in practice, and the cap guns for shooting at each other. throw in a little miss communication, and one of my acotrs got shot in the eye with a bebe. he was fine after about 20 minutes, but still pretty unlucky none the less.

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