15 Infamous Mishaps Or Disasters on Movie Sets

The process of filmmaking has advanced quite a lot nowadays and this has actually helped a lot considering it has become a lot safer than it used to be. Film sets had a complex story behind them because of the various accidents and damages that happened to both the actors and stunt people involved. Let’s take a look at some of the mishaps and disasters on movie sets that are quite famous.

A Clockwork Orange

Malcolm McDowell lost his eyesight for a while during the production of¬†A Clockwork Orange¬†because the apparatus that he wore during the Ludovico Technique scene was really painful. According to him, his left eye’s cornea got scratched and it really hurt him a lot.


Citizen Kane

Orson Welles fell down about ten feet during the filming of the scene where Kane shouts at his boss Jim Gettys. The fall injured his ankle quite badly and he was forced to use the wheelchair for the next two weeks.

Das Boot

Disasters on Movie Sets

Jim Fedder broke several ribs when he lost his grip on the railing of the submarine model and fell off. The fall resulted in several fractured ribs. The director didn’t even realize that it was an accident and said, “Good idea, Jan. We’ll do that one more time.”


Escape to Victory

Sylvester Stallone has experienced a lot of injuries during his movies and he actually ended up breaking one of his fingers while he was trying to block legendary footballer Pele’s ball.


Hangover: Part II

One of the stuntmen, Scott McLean was leaning out of a taxi’s window when he got hit by another vehicle, and he suffered critical brain damage.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double suffered partial body paralysis while he was during jerk back stunt that led to a broken neck.


Ip Man 3

Mike Tyson broke one of his fingers when Donnie Yen unintentionally hit it with his elbow during one of the fight scenes.

Midnight Rider

Disasters on Movie Sets

Crew member Sarah Jones was killed when a train crashed onto her because the crew was trespassing a railroad track during the shoot and a freight train crashed onto the prop hospital bed that was lying on the tracks.


Mission Impossible: II

A stuntman’s career was killed during the shoot when a motorcycle flying through the air knocked him out and resulted in severe injuries.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Stuntwoman Olivia Jackson lost her arm during an accident that involved a motorbike stunt.



The entire shoot for this movie caused injuries to about 70 people as the movie involved 100 untamed lions.


Sylvester Stallone landed in the hospital for nine days because he asked Dolph Lundgren to forget fight choreography and go freestyle.


Super Mario Bros.

Bob Hoskins broke his hand because the cast was drinking all the time and somehow a truck caused the injury to Hoskins.

The Manchurian Candidate

Disasters on Movie Sets

Frank Sinatra messed up his wrist quite seriously while filming and this accident caused permanent damage and he wasn’t able to hold the revolver comfortably anymore.



J.K. Simmons cracked one of his ribs when Miles Teller charged at him and knocked him over.

So these were all the famous mishaps and disasters on Movie sets. Which others are you aware of? Let us know in the comments.

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