30 of the most dangerous movie stunts

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

Jackie Chan’s clock tower stunt (Project A, 1983)

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Set in 19th century Hong Kong, Project A follows a marine lieutenant (Jackie Chan) who teams up with a navy admiral (Hak Suen Lau), a police captain (Biao Yuen), and a crafty thief (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) to defeat an evil pirate (Dick Wei) and his underlings who have been terrorizing local waters.

The martial arts action-comedy film features spectacular stunts, including one that sees Chan hanging and falling from the hand of a clock tower some 60 ft high, tearing through awning canopies before hitting the ground. Though Chan landed on his head and damaged his spine, the actor continued doing his own stunts until 2012.