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Evel Knievel (1971) Poster

(1971)

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[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 have my tickets because I want to see you splatter." That's right, that's what he said. And I told that boy last night that nothing is impossible.

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Evel Knievel: A Roman general in the time of Caesar had a motto - "If it is possible, it is done. If it is impossible... it will be done." And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I live by.

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Evel Knievel: I am the last gladiator in the New Rome. I go into the arena and I compete against destruction and I win! And next week I go out there and I do it again.

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[last lines]

Evel Knievel: We have very little choice about our life. The only thing really left us is a choice about our death. And mine will be...

[camera pans across the Grand Canyon]

Evel Knievel: ... glorious!

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Evel Knievel: You stick with me, Doc, and I'll show you the Grand Canyon!

Doc Kincaid: Every man has to make his mark... and yours will be on the North Wall.

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[after his spectacular crash at Caesar's Palace]

Nurse #1: Do you have a statement for his wife yet, Doctor?

Doc Kincaid: Well he's broken his arm, his legs, his back... he didn't break his neck. I don't understand it, but he didn't break his neck.

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