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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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16.

bendernet    

Why did the grip put the towel over the doubles head after the shot?

1086 days ago
17.

brenda    

Overkill of a brand.

I'll save my $$$ and wait for it on TBS.

1086 days ago
18.

Scout O    

What's with the blanket afterwards?

1086 days ago
19.

Mr, Know it All    

All equipment for movies... cameras, lights, rigging, etc etc are rented. The rental company carries insurance on their equipment.

TMZ, again trying to make a story out of nothing.

1086 days ago
20.

Holli~Peno    

they really need to give up on all this superhero movie crap.tim burton did it well,the rest just suck.CB is the worst batman in history,IMO.his voice sucks.they will never recapture the glory days of the late 80's-early 90's.never.

1086 days ago
21.

alli    

I'm no expert but seems like someone wasn't able to get out of the way fast enough. But why throw a blanket over head ? doesn't make sense to me. we know it's not what's her name..

1086 days ago
22.

MastreMahem    

No Heath? No Point!...

1086 days ago
23.

WideOpen    

I remember reading that the bat cycle in TDK was almost unrideable, and only the guy that actually built the thing could run it reliably. I don't think this is the same bike, but eveidently has some of the same issues.

1086 days ago
24.

Kelly Thomas    

250million budget? It looks like they just shot the scene on a typical day in Fullerton, CA.

1086 days ago
25.

Bud    

I didn't know the stunt driver was Asian!

1086 days ago
26.

BigSur    

HAHAHAHA! Nobody even seems to care except the camera man! LOL! The chick is just like, "Did I look awesome or what?" Then they need to instantly cover her with the black cloth for some reason? Pure comedy.

1086 days ago
27.

Pookie    

The stuntwoman was steering right, away from the camera. Prob is the big, bouncy tires on the bike make it too hard to control.

1086 days ago
28.

Kristi    

To Lander: And men like you only belong on the barrel end of my shotgun.

1086 days ago
29.

sibbe    

i hope this wasn't the imax cam

1086 days ago
30.

Bakonon    

"Jumped up another six figures." So you're saying it went from the hundred million dollar range to the hundred quadrillion dollar range? That's an expensive movie...

1085 days ago
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