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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:
George Hamilton ... Evel Knievel
Sue Lyon ... Linda
Bert Freed ... Doc Kincaid
Rod Cameron ... Charlie Knesson
Dub Taylor ... Turquoise Smith
Ron Masak ... Pete
Hal Baylor ... The Sheriff
Judith Baldwin ... Sorority Girl
Kathrine Baumann ... Sorority Girl
Ben Bentley Ben Bentley ... Man in Bar
Alana Stewart ... Nurse #1 (as Alana Collins-Hamilton)
Joe Davis Joe Davis ... Showgirl #2
Lee de Broux ... Wrangler #1 (as Lee De Broux)
Roger Edington Roger Edington ... Bartender
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Rodeo Clown


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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Release Date:

10 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evel Knievel - O Rei das Proezas See more »

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The Fanfare Corporation See more »
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Knievel 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?". Lyon had been considered for the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967). 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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A Caesar's Palace suite for the king of the daredevils
13 June 2004 | by lemon993See all my reviews

Marvelous AND surreal biography of the craziest man ever to jump a phalanx of buses on "Wide World of Sports." When I was a kid I even had the Evel Knievel doll and revved-up bike--which could actually soar across the linoleum floor. Returning to the movie, you would be hard pressed to find a more carefree fellow than Evel. He prides himself on his plethora of broken bones and slipped disks. Actual footage of his real jumps is seamlessly cut into the film. It's truly amazing this man is still alive to this day. Remember, once he really did try to fly over a canyon named "Snake River." George Hamilton torpedoed his own career by making poor choices along the way--but this was his zenith. Sue Lyon lends a sympathetic ear and is easy on the eye. This movie promises even more when Mr. Knievel pops a wheelie across the Grand Canyon. Well, not really. But one can dream. Later on, Knievel would star in his own bio-pic called "Viva Knievel."

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