It was quite an impressive scene. On a concrete parapet forty stories overhead, the Vice President of the United States scrambled to escape from two terrorists.
Fortunately, from the left of frame, the action hero Douglass McCracken entered. He grabbed the Veep by the tie with one hand and threw some good old-fashioned jabs at the masked goons with the other. He didn’t seem at all conflicted about launching them into space with a roundhouse punch and a well-placed judo kick. I watched the two figures float down the side of the building, legs and arms dangling. A crane-mounted camera tilted down to follow their progress, and then I heard “Cut!” yelled just before they crash-landed onto a giant, pink foam cushion.
It looked like a soft landing, but you can never tell…
The Double Dare Devil features Skip Eubanks, an old cowboy-turned-stuntman who is paralyzed after a fall from a helicopter. His wife Bonnie now runs the business, but something very sinister is happening to the stuntmen she supplies to the studios.
Proceeds from the Desert Dime novels donated to Save the Horses.