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Old 02-05-2015, 03:41 PM
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Default The Life & Times of Big John McLaughlin



A throwback over 50 years ago dealing with a prominent diver/stuntman/scene mechanic in adventure movies, John McLaughlin. I have met John several times over the years in Ft. Lauderdale on or near the beach around the Swimming Hall of Fame and at dive shows. I've have been impressed with his work in several favorite movies, most notably "Thunderball" and the more recent "Into the Blue." There is an excellent article about his life and times with lots of behind the scenes commentary of now classic underwater adventure films.

More at
http://fortlauderdaleobserver.com/bigjohn/pdf/007.pdf



DPV shark?



Putting the plane into position for the filming of "Into the Blue" off New Providence in the Bahamas.


There are still more images and discussion about John's adventures at:
http://www.bobwirt.com/BigJohn.html

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