Jean-Claude Van Damme, the star of such classics as “Bloodsport,” “Kickboxer,” “Hard Target,” “The Expendables 2,” does the unthinkable (and seemingly very painful) in this Volvo commerical.
No special effects were involved – Volvo says Van Damme does have one foot on each truck as the two vehicles slowly back up and get farther apart.
The trucks go backwards, Volvo public relations manager Anders Vilhelmsson tells the Journal,because “we all know that going in reverse is a bit more difficult than going forward. … We felt that would be the ultimate test.”
The stunt, Vihelmsson says, was done in one take.