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Evel Knievel (1971)

Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Knesson
Turquoise Smith
The Sheriff
Sorority Girl
Sorority Girl
Ben Bentley ...
Man in Bar
Nurse #1 (as Alana Collins-Hamilton)
Joe Davis ...
Showgirl #2
Wrangler #1 (as Lee De Broux)
Roger Edington ...
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Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump. Written by jmk

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10 September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evel Knievel - O Rei das Proezas  »

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Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in movie-making. In his book "Cult Movies 3", Danny Peary says in his piece on The Stunt Man (1980) that "there had been a proliferation of theatrical and television films about stuntmen". The films include Hooper (1978), Animal (1977), Evel Knievel (1971) (1971), Stunt Rock (1979), Evel Knievel (1974) (1974), Dare Devils (1973), Deathcheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). See more »


Boom mic operator's shadow when Bobby's wife joins him on the back of his motorcycle after they are married. See more »


[first lines]
Evel Knievel: [speaking to the camera] Ladies and gentlemen, you have no idea how good it makes me feel to be here today. It is truly an honor to risk my life for you. An honor. Before I jump this motorcycle over these 19 cars - and I want you to know there's not a Volkswagen or a Datsun in the row - before I sail cleanly over that last truck, I want to tell you that last night a kid came up to me and he said, "Mr Knievel, are you crazy? That jump you're going to make is impossible, but I already...
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I Do What I Please
Music by Patrick Williams (as Pat Williams)
Lyrics by Bradford Craig
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Fun movie
20 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is really a fun movie. I have no idea if any of it remotely resembles the actual life of motorcycle showman Evel Knievel (I doubt it) but that does nothing to detract from the film. George Hamilton is great as Knievel. Both his performance and the film's script make you care about the character and that alone seperates it from most films. If you get a chance, watch it.

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