Bridge Jump

Six great bridge jumps from six films. My personal favorite is the Blues Brothers jump over the Calumet River.

This was a fun little supercut started for my class a couple weeks ago and finally finished. I can’t remember how they helped me choose this topic, but it turned out to be a fun one. The 007 jump is probably the craziest, as it’s a legitimate stunt that turned a car 180 degrees over a river. Crazy.

The final ‘rocket car’ bridge jump as clownish as it appears is actually an homage to stunt drivers in the action/comedy film ‘Hooper.’ Car jumping had its moment at this time, pre-CGI, destroying car after car.

The Dukes of Hazzard was probably the zenith of car jumping documented on film, so its intro music makes for a perfect soundtrack for the many film jumps.






2 responses to “Bridge Jump”

  1. Alan Levine Avatar

    Genius, especially for the Dukes musical score. But hey, what about the bus from Speed?

  2. Michael Branson Smith Avatar

    The bus is a good one, and I’m sure there are others too. A reworked cut is worthwhile if enough new bridge jumps are out there.