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Evel Knievel (2004)

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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 »

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John Badham

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Jason Horwitch (teleplay), Steve Mandich (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Eads ... Evel
Jaime Pressly ... Linda Bork
Lance Henriksen ... 'Awful' Knoffel
Matt Gordon
Peter MacNeill
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Jay Sarno
Beau Bridges ... John Bork
Jake Brockman Jake Brockman ... Young Bobby / Evel
Maggie Butterfield Maggie Butterfield ... Ethel Bork
Brayden Jones Brayden Jones ... Kelly Knievel
Riley Jones Riley Jones ... Robbie Knievel
Madeleine Butler Madeleine Butler ... Tracey Knievel
Thomas Price Thomas Price ... Younger Robbie
Connor Price ... Younger Kelly
Elle Dhanani Elle Dhanani ... Younger Tracey
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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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evel See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Digital)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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One of TNT's Better Movies
30 July 2004 | by caspian1978See 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.


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