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'Dark Knight' Stunt Fail

Catwoman CRUSHES Camera

8/9/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0808_cat_woman_vid_ex_launchThe budget for "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" might have just jumped up another six figures -- because last Friday, Catwoman's stunt double BARRELED through a super-expensive IMAX camera ... and TMZ has the crushing footage.

It's unclear who messed up -- the stunt-double or the cameraman -- but either way, the camera appeared to be blown to smithereens.

It was all shot outside some building at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh -- which, we're told, is supposed to be Gotham City Hall in the movie.

Thankfully, no one was hurt -- and with a budget of $250 MILLION ... a broken camera's just a drop in the bucket.

Sources close to production tell us both the camera and the cameraman were not injured during the incident -- but if you look closely, you can SEE camera shrapnel ... and fixing those things ain't cheap!

A rep for Warner Bros. had no comment. 

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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

You know they'll keep doing it until someone is injured.

1169 days ago
2.

Hello is anybody in there?    

That's not much of a stunt guess actor/actress are just too lazy now a days.

1169 days ago
3.

M    

that bike is so stupid looking.....im sure its a real pain to try keep it under control/steer

1169 days ago
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Tyler    

Yeah, you'd have to be like batman or something to be able to operate that thing. Oh wait. >_>

1169 days ago
5.

Ron Paul    

another overrated cheesy batman/marvel superhero movie

if your gonna keep remaking comics into movies then study Ninja Turtles and Batman Forever/Returns. Your missing the element of silliness/humor that is in those movies, and the new ones just come off as ridiculous and boring.

1169 days ago
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Name:    

Looking at the stills a couple of days ago I questioned how a little skinny women could control that two wheeled contraption, especially with the sprint car tires it uses. Now after watching the video I see she in fact can't.

1169 days ago
7.

Icebaby... is back dude    

Can anyone wait for the reboot of this series three years from now? It's going to be even more original. :P

1169 days ago
8.

AntiSocialForum.com    

You guys are drama queens. She bumped into the camera.

1169 days ago
9.

Truth    

LAMEST STUNT EVER!! BIG F*CKING DEAL!!!! SO THE CHIC FORGOT TO STEER AN EXTRA INCH AND BROKE A PIECE OF PLASTIC LENS. BOO-HOO-HOO... WAH-WAH-WAH... HARVEY, GET A LIFE. NEXT!! TRUTH.

1169 days ago
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jpierce26    

Those bikes are not made to steer well. They basically can only go forward or backward and make WIDE turns. She had a set path she was supposed to take. The camera man should have not gotten so close.

1169 days ago
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Larry    

HOLY CAT-TASTROPHY, BATMAN!!!!!

1169 days ago
12.

Mikey    

Whats with the guy wearing a jock strap on his face?

1169 days ago
13.

Ghost Rider    

This movie is destined to fail imo. The villians are lame looking, the costumes are silly, and there is no way they can top the Dark Knight.

1169 days ago
14.

K    

I am sure that the last movie made enough money to pay for a new camera.

1169 days ago
15.

Curious    

Hey TMZ...Have you ever heard of Production Insurance?
They probably have a $5,000-$10,000 deductible. Highly doubt that is going to slow down production or put a dent in the budget. Hell...the UPM probably budgeted 1/2mil for L&D. All types of equipment & property get destroyed on shoots.

1169 days ago
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