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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.
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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!
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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!
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mod. well dressed. Mooshoo is iced out and stunting!
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The biker said that although she has been warned by cops to give up the stunts, she plans to continue with her passion.
We pretty much shoot all our stunt sequences beforehand on a DSLR camera, edit them and put in the sound effects and the blood and all of that," says Spilhaus.
Other days I am lucky enough to stunt drive for films and TV, so those days I'm generally away, but I have a great team I can rely on when I am.
She was a stunt double for Ashley Judd in Olympus Has Fallen, Alice Englert in Beautiful Creatures and Emily Blunt in Looper.
Shahrukh Khan admits that the stunts designed by Wolfgang Stegemann for Don 2 were more terrifying than all other stunts he has done previously.
This stunt game has had a negative impact on the youngsters who consider these drifting drivers as role models and also try to emulate their stunts.
Blaine's last stunt was hanging upside down without a net high over New York's Central Park for 60 hours in 2008.
He's still in tip-top shape and trains every day but he doesn't want to be doing many stunts now, he wants to be co-ordinating them.
As part of the Equity JISC scheme, you must be a probationary member for at least three years before you can achieve the standards needed to upgrade to intermediate stunt performer, which means you can perform solo stunts unsupervised.
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.
bTV said the incident with the stunt performers has been confirmed by the authorities, with unofficial reports saying the movie for which the stunts were performed is "The Expendables 2"
The budgets are bigger, the stunts are more dangerous and the sexual chemistry is more explosive.
I used to do a lot of stunts except if it was jumping off buildings but now I'm not allowed to because of the insurance policy.
THE Doha Film Institute (DFI) will host a weeklong training workshop for students and filmmakers to learn the craft involved in directing and performing high-end stunts.