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The Devil at Your Heels (1981)

Devil at Your Heels, traces the trials of stuntman Ken Carter who attempts a death defying aerial jump in a car. Not content with a normal jump, Ken Carter attempts a jump from Canada to ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Fortier

Writers:

David Wilson (narration written by), Charles Lazer (narration written by)
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Pinsent ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Carter Ken Carter ... Himself
Jim Deist Jim Deist ... Himself
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Himself
Evel Knievel ... Himself
Kenny Powers Kenny Powers ... Himself
Dar Robinson ... Himself
Mark Sennet ... Himself
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Devil at Your Heels, traces the trials of stuntman Ken Carter who attempts a death defying aerial jump in a car. Not content with a normal jump, Ken Carter attempts a jump from Canada to the USA. Written by Nic Christodoulou <doctore@usa.net>

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Late Show Presents: The Devil at Your Heels See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD300,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

When Carter is on the phone with a promoter about being "the first civilian astronaut in space" he is re-enacting the phone call for the film production who were not there for the original call. This is evident as his finger is on the hook/cradle as the dial tone kept distracting him. See more »

Connections

Featured in Aim for the Roses (2016) See more »

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Ken's Theme
Sung by Long John Baldry
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Totally unreal experience.
23 February 2002 | by BusbyNZSee all my reviews

Maybe it is all a big hoax. If it is this is some of the best mockumentary making ever and If it isn't then Ken Carter's miserable struggle to get his rocket car to jump a mile is one of the most amazing tales I have ever seen.

Ken Himself, like pretty much his whole support crew is a misguided man, but his heart is in the right place and it seems God definitely ain't on his side.

This is a hard film to find but totally worthy of its cult reputation. As a comedy of errors it is unbeatable.


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