The story of how a daring Czech Judo champion, Peter Horak, with dreams of freedom, escaped from the Iron Curtain during the Communist invasion of Czeckoslovakia in 1969 and trained for years to become one of the most respected stuntmen in Hollywood.
His athletic prowess in over 20 sports enabled him to break into movie work in Toronto, Canada as a stuntman. A lucky break got him his first job in Hollywood where he performed for years on TV series like Hill Street Blues and The Incredible Hulk, and doubled for stars like Billy Crystal.
Movie icon Chuck Connors, who befriended Peter and worked on movies with him hosts this look at his life and adventures. Connors shows what kind of guts and training it takes to perform awesome stunts that few others would attempt—all done with equipment of his own making.
Peter sets a world record by jumping a 2000 pound boat 120 feet through the air. He engulfs his body in flames. But the height of his daring is a spectacular 200-foot fall from the top of the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. This is a rare glimpse into the mind and body of a professional movie stuntman.