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Evel Knievel (1974)

Pilot for an adventure and comedy series starring Sam Elliott as the title character and Gary Barton as his sidekick. In the pilot, Evel Knievel must compete against a female motorcycle daredevil.

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy

Writer:

Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard Adams)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sam Elliott ... Evel Knievel
Noble Willingham ... Jack Decataur
Gary Barton Gary Barton ... Gene Ray Stone
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Darrell Pettet
Karen Philipp ... Tracy Butler
Herbie Faye ... Hymie
Edward Ansara Edward Ansara ... Newsman
Dean Bradley Dean Bradley ... Reporter
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Pilot for an adventure and comedy series starring Sam Elliott as the title character and Gary Barton as his sidekick. In the pilot, Evel Knievel must compete against a female motorcycle daredevil.

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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Viacom Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt work and the stunt profession in filmmaking. 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), Stunt Rock (1979), Evel Knievel (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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Low Budget Bomb
6 January 2019 | by ponekingpetchSee all my reviews

Dull and used recycled footage. Elliot miscast as The King Of The Daredevils as he just was not believable, unlike George Hamilton who was. Sam lacked the energy and charisma to pull this one off and it is no secret no network wanted it so it went straight to File 13.


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