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pull a stunt (on someone)

To carry out a trick, deception, or practical joke (against someone). It turns out that the supposed alien visitors people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a stunt on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a stunt on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a stunt.
See also: pull, stunt

stunt casting

Casting someone in a surprising or unexpected role, typically to boost interest in the movie or show. I know that having Britney Spears play Stella's receptionist on How I Met Your Mother was totally stunt casting, but I loved it!
See also: casting, stunt

pull a stunt (on someone)

 and pull a trick (on someone)
to deceive someone; to play a trick on someone. Let's pull a trick on the teacher. Don't you dare pull a stunt like that!
See also: pull, stunt

stunting

mod. well dressed. Mooshoo is iced out and stunting!
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Stunt also denied being a "coke addict", though he admitted to taking the drug "about five times" when he was a teenager.
According to veteran stunt coordinator Conrad Palmisano, the producers should have put pressure to have somebody of the same sex and ethnicity.
Erendira will wear a cable tether around her waist, in accordance with a New York state law which states that a safety suport for aerial stunts above 20 feet is required.
I got scared but realised that I should have avoided performing the stunts on a highway," she said.
Dress code: Our Stunt Drive Experience dress code is comfy, it's just a Stunt Drive Experience black polo, with jeans and racing boots.
If you are there as someone's stunt double, it's your job to make sure that they are safe.
With action stunts that have managed to generate fear even in the heart of Bollywood's most-loved actor Wolfgang Stegemann's expertise speaks for itself.
These stunt drivers have even given dramatic terms to their acts.
Mr Stunt was born in north west London and married Doris, who he met at school, in 1939.
The professional stunt man was his double in 2005's Batman Begins and 2009 hit The Dark Knight - winning the prestigious 'best fight' at the Taurus World Stunt Awards in Los Angeles in the process.
Health and safety is very important as the work can be dangerous, so you would need to make a full risk assessment and complete detailed paperwork before each stunt takes place.
The incident occurred while filming a stunt with a fake bomb explosion in a rubber boat in the water reservoir.
Hollywood embraced stunts since the early years of motion pictures with Frank Hanaway, who is believed to be the first stunt performer, began his career in the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery.
Stunt co-ordinator and performer Zed Korshoonoff has more than 20 years' experience working in the stunt industry and has worked on such blockbusters as the Matrix, Ghost Ship, Farscape, Kangaroo Jack and Anna Karenina among others.