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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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Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)

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Alan Caillou (story), Alan Caillou (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

LIVE HARD. RIDE FAST. REGRET NOTHING. (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evel Knievel - O Rei das Proezas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Part of a 1970s cycle of films about stunt work and the stunt profession. 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), Death Cheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). 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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A Loose Biography On The Daredevil Evel Knievel
8 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Apparently, from what I've read on it, George Hamilton ended up reading this script to the real Evel Knievel while he was in the hospital (again). And from what I've read, the real Evel Knievel ended up taking lines from this film and using them as his own, including him being the new gladiator of the new Rome.

I know I saw this movie sometime either in the late 1970s to early 1980s - as a kid to preteen. I also remember seeing him jump on TV - I'm sure it was some marketing thing going on and might have seen him on

when I was 5 (that would be about the right age that I started remembering things fairly well). Anyway, he was popular in the 1970s and early 80s and I do remember seeing his jumps on TV.

The movie is "OK" I guess. It's nothing to seek out as a biography on him, it's really only a loose biography when he and Linda met and married. Apparently the real Evel Knievel approved of the film when the script was read to him - that's just a guess because the film was made.

4/10


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