Lawrence Bender

  • 31 October 2005



Lawrence Bender Regrets Uma Thurman's Stunt Accident, But Denies Cover-Up

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 February 2018

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Thurman had accused Bender and other producers on 'Kill Bill' of covering up the stunt in which she was injured.

A producer on the movie Kill Bill has responded to Uma Thurman’s claim that the production team covered up a controversial car crash that took place on set during the filming of a stunt that injured its star Uma Thurman.

On Tuesday (February 7th), Thurman had claimed in an eye-opening interview with the New York Times that Tarantino had made her drive a car at speed on a winding road for a scene in 2003’s Kill Bill, although she felt uncomfortable and unsafe doing the stunt. She crashed the vehicle, sustaining a number of bodily injuries and concussion as a result.

She accused Lawrence Bender, a long-time collaborator of Tarantino’s, plus disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and E. Bennett Walsh of covering up the incident by way of refusing to release the footage of it to her unless she signed a document relinquishing them of responsibility.

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Safe Review

By Rich Cline


Like a bullet to the head, this movie has no time for subtlety, charging through a series of violent shootouts that are strung together into one cacophonous, chaotic chase. It finally finds some humour in the final act, but by then it's too late to save us.

Ex-cop Luke (Statham) is working as a cage fighter when he runs afoul of the Russian mafia, because they lose millions stupidly betting against him.

Brutally hunted by the boss' son (Sikora), Luke is contemplating suicide when he spots little Mei (Chan) being chased by the Chinese mob. Suddenly kicking into gear, he rescues her and discovers that she's a numerical prodigy who has memorised an important sequence of numbers. But now the Russians, Chinese and a gang of rogue cops led by a New York police captain (Burke) are all after them.

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Countdown To Zero Review

By Rich Cline

Very Good

This riveting documentary about nuclear weapons becomes deeply worrying as it outlines a seriously unstable global situation, carefully exposing how easy it would be for a terrorist to set off a nuclear bomb.

The hypothesis comes from John F Kennedy: "Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness." And gifted filmmaker Walker kicks off with images of horrific terrorist attacks all over the world, noting that if terrorists get hold of nuclear weapons they won't hesitate to use them. Especially since al-Qaeda's stated goal is to kill 4 million people, as many as they say the West has killed in the Arab world.

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Inglourious Basterds Review

By Rich Cline


Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays