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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

Writers:

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:

TNT

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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In the scene set in 1950 a theater marquee displays The Wild One. See more »

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I couldn't stay past the first 15 minutes....
2 August 2004 | by JimmnohSee all my reviews

I am sorry, but maybe I am being a stickler, but in the first 15 minutes of this disaster of a film, in 1950, little Evel was stealing hubcaps off a 1955 Chrysler product car, possibly a DeSoto and chased by a policeman driving a 1958 Ford. Two different car year mistakes in the first scene made me wonder if anyone on this film even checked on these things. The second scene moves forward in time to 1958, where Evel is seen drinking beer out of aluminum cans with built in pop-tops! Duh! In 1958, and I was 8 at the time, you needed a can opener (church key) to drink out of cans, and the cans were steel. When I saw the aluminum can, I turned the channel because I knew if I DID continue watching, the movie would have Evel actually making a successful crossing of the Snake River in his rocket powered motorcycle. To anyone out there that wasn't around then or didn't see it live on TV, he didn't make it across. The chute to help him stop after landing was deployed as soon as the rocket cycle was ignited causing it to float to a landing on the same side of the river that it took off from. I did not watch after the first 15 minutes, so I don't know if they showed Evel actually completing the jump across the river.


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