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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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Pete
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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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Hell, I'm the best...the last of the daredevils...and my death - IT WILL BE GLORIOUS! See more »


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10 September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evel Knievel - O Rei das Proezas  »

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Trivia

Evel mentions to his wife Linda (Sue Lyon) about not being a bank robber and says "What kind of life would that have been, hiding out like Bonnie and Clyde". Actress Sue Lyon was considered for the role of Bonnie Parker in the 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde". See more »

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

Quotes

[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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Connections

Edited into E! True Hollywood Story: Evel Knievel (2004) See more »

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I Love You Inside Out
Written by Roger Hatcher
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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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