Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Towne
Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell
Air America (1990)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis
The Bounty (1984)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier
The River (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A farming family battles severe storms, a bank is threatening to repossess their farm, and there are other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey
Evel Knievel (1971)
Certificate: GP Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"I Am Evel Knievel" features footage of Evel's greatest jumps, including the seminal Snake River Canyon and Caesars Palace jumps. The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town ... See full summary »

Directors: Derik Murray, David Ray
Stars: Willie G. Davidson, Gary Davis, Bob Einstein
Evel Knievel (TV Movie 1974)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pilot for an adventure/comedy series starring Sam Elliott as the title character and Gary Barton as his sidekick. In the pilot Evel Knievel must compete against a female motorcycle daredevil.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Stars: Sam Elliott, Noble Willingham, Gary Barton
Viva Knievel! (1977)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An ex-cop covers for her mentally ill brother's crimes. As his apparent involvement in a murder she is investigating grows, she discovers how far she'll go to protect him.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Corin Nemec, Leland Orser
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence
Footsteps (TV Movie 2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men -... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: Candice Bergen, Michael Murphy, Bryan Brown
The Last Debate (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four members of the media are chosen as moderator and panel for the single televised debate of presidential candidates one week before the election. These four use the debate forum as never... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: James Garner, Peter Gallagher, Audra McDonald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Linda Bork
...
...
Jay Sarno
...
John Bork
Jake Brockman ...
Maggie Butterfield ...
Ethel Bork
Brayden Jones ...
Riley Jones ...
Madeleine Butler ...
Tracey Knievel
Thomas Price ...
...
Elle Dhanani ...
Younger Tracey
Edit

Storyline

Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees to join his adventurous life. Slowly he makes a name for himself using his gift with motorbikes - as an original, traveling stunt-rider. A nearly fatal jump and fall at Caesar's Palace bring national fame. An unprecedented manned rocket canyon jump proves a nightmare challenge. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evel  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Digital)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the Ideal Toys meeting, execs are looking at a prototype of a cube puzzle - clearly a Rubik's Cube. Although Ideal did look at a design by Larry Nichols for a puzzle similar to the Rubik's Cube, the Nichols design was 2x2x2, not 3x3x3 as shown in the film, and was eventually rejected by Ideal. The Rubik design was invented in 1974 and was bought by Ideal in the late-1970s. See more »

Connections

References ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of TNT's Better Movies
30 July 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Whether or not you are a fan of Evel Knievel, the made for television movie has its moments. Having to rush a story in under 2 hours including commercial time, most of TNT movies fall short of anything great. The casting of Pressly and Bridges in the movie was great. Although they are supporting leads, they are what holds the movie together. Beau Bridges is great in pretty much anything he touches. Jaime Pressly has come a long way from her earlier films she was casted in for her "assets." Here, she shows her acting talents alongside her beauty. All in all, Evel Knievel is somewhat of a fun ride that takes you into the story of one of America's misunderstood Dare-devils.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Evel Knievel rides again Perdicus
I loved it! badkitty6666
Calling All Extras! ryster86
extra in evel knievel movie smokeysmoke
DVD? jedimaster04-1
Memorable Quotes ?? Bigrcube-1
Discuss Evel Knievel (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?