20 Iconic Movie Scenes That Nearly Killed Their Stars

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Movie sets can be a death trap. With all of the loose electrical wires, dangerous props, and special effects like explosives, it is no wonder some actors and actresses have either died on movie sets or have almost died during a scene of a movie. Here is more information on the top 10 near miss movie set tragedies.

1. Michael J. Fox: Back to the Future Part 3

There is a scene in this movie where Marty, played by Michael J. Fox, has a noose around his neck and Doc has to save him.

This scene almost killed Fox. The first three takes a box was used for the actor to stand on since his whole body wouldn’t be shown.

However, that didn’t work out so well so they did the scene without the box.

Seeing as how this was the 7th take or more Fox was getting tired and didn’t calculate when his hand was supposed to go between the noose and his neck.

However, his hand didn’t go in between the noose and his neck when it should have and he ended up passing out for at least 30 seconds.

The reason the noose was tight around his neck for a full 30 seconds was because it took everyone around him this long to notice something was wrong. Because of what happened, everyone took a break for the rest of the day.

As they took a break for the rest of the day, they seriously started thinking of using a body double instead of Fox doing these stunts himself. They realized just how dangerous the stunt he was doing really was although it took something like this to make them realize it.

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  • John TestMember

    Lucky for Stallone it was Dolph Lundgren and not Chuck Norris.

  • Eric J. Schultz

    Lundgren was a world class kick boxer at the time. Stallone was dumb to tell him to give him his best shot.

  • maxentropy

    Chan wasn’t electrocuted. That is a fatal condition. Chan was shocked.
    Divers don’t breathe straight oxygen, it’s poisonous below 1ATM. They breathe air.
    You’re welcome.

  • aztecace

    Shouldn’t it be reacted not counteracted?

  • Jennifer Fogarty

    I can’t believe Cameron would put Harris is such danger. What a jerk. I wouldn’t work with him either. Of course, I have no desire to be a famous actress….

  • Jennifer Fogarty

    My heart goes out to David Holmes!

  • Jennifer Fogarty

    I can’t believe Cameron would put one of his actors in such danger. I wouldn’t work with him either, but then I don’t want to be a famous actress.

  • Fred Thompson

    Amazingly, Harold Lloyd REGREW his right thumb and index finger…look at the promotional still in the post…