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Eddie Braun has been in more than 250 films and TV shows, but you’ve probably never heard of him. That’s because he’s not the star—he’s the star’s stuntman. Now, thanks to a new documentary directed by Kurt Mattila for Disney Plus, Braun is front and center. While it seems like Braun has no shortage of stories from his decades of explosions, car crashes, and perilous leaps, this isn’t a biopic. Instead, the documentary follows Braun’s decision to pilot a NASA-scientist-designed passenger rocket launched across the quarter-mile-wide Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho. If it sounds crazy, it’s because it is crazy. But Braun’s childhood hero, Evel Knievel, attempted the stunt in 1974 and failed (with only minor injuries). In the stunt world, that means it’s high time to try again. —Bridget Arsenault

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