30 of the most dangerous movie stunts

Some survived these perilous stunts, while others didn’t make it alive

J.W. Ewing’s horse-dragging stunt (Comes a Horseman, 1978)

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Alan J. Pakula’s Western drama film Comes a Horseman includes a scene in which Jason Robards’ villainous character J.W. Ewing is dragged by his horse, presumably to his death. Stuntman Jim Sheppard, who doubled for Robards in the scene, died when the horse dragging him veered from its course and caused Sheppard to hit his head on a fence post.

The stunt made it into the final cut of the movie, but it is cut right before the horse passes through the gate where Sheppard received the fatal blow.