The video, which shows a speedboat flying through the Dutch capital while being chased by a Porsche, caused a huge stir in Russia when several media outlets claimed the car was driven by the son of Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov.
Little did they know they were actually watching the footage of an elaborate Hollywood stunt.
Samuel L. Jackson, 67, and his stunt double were captured hurtling down one of the city’s canals in a speedboat with a man in a Porsche Cayenne SUV driving alongside the canal and firing away at them.
The man himself later uploaded a video of himself in the boat, with dozens of fans standing behind him.
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