|"Sharky's Machine" Record Stunt
Based on a book by Atlanta native William Diehl, the scene takes place from the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel (photo, background) a 73-story glass cylinder. However, the "stunt double" building would be the nearly identical glass cylinder building, although considerably smaller, the Atlanta Hyatt Regency Hotel (photo, foreground).
The free-fall, immediatly following a dramatic smashing through an exterior window, is from 220 feet above Atlanta. Oddly, to me anyway, only the beginning of the free-fall is used in the movie, which was indeed dramatic, but I for one would love to see the stunt in its entirity.
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