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I Am Evel Knievel (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 September 2014 (USA)
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"I Am Evel Knievel" features footage of Evel's greatest jumps, including the seminal Snake River Canyon and Caesars Palace jumps. The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town ... See full summary »

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Derik Murray, David Ray

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Paul Gertz (story editor), David Ray
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Credited cast:
Willie G. Davidson Willie G. Davidson ... Himself
Gary Davis ... Himself
Bob Einstein ... Himself
Guy Fieri ... Himself
Ray Gunn Ray Gunn ... Himself
Krystal Kennedy-Knievel Krystal Kennedy-Knievel ... Herself
Kid Rock ... Himself
Kelly Knievel Kelly Knievel ... Himself
Linda Knievel Linda Knievel ... Herself
Robbie Knievel Robbie Knievel ... Himself
Robbie Maddison Robbie Maddison ... Himself
Steve Mandich Steve Mandich ... Himself
Matthew McConaughey ... Himself
Lathan McKay ... Himself
Bob Pavlovich Bob Pavlovich ... Himself
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"I Am Evel Knievel" features footage of Evel's greatest jumps, including the seminal Snake River Canyon and Caesars Palace jumps. The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town rebel in Butte, Montana, to a cultural icon whose rise to super-stardom was built on nerves of steel and the ability to get up and do it again no matter the severity of the fall. He lived life like every day was his last, which led to a tumultuous life filled with stunts no man would ever dream of, encompassing meteoric success, wild hubris, ego-maniacal mistakes, and ultimately redemption. The documentary combines original exclusive interviews with archival footage of this larger-than-life character to tell Knievel's incredible story. Among those featured include Matthew McConaughey, Kid Rock, Michelle Rodriguez, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison and family members including sons Kelly and Robbie, and former wives Linda Knievel and Krystal Kennedy-Knievel. Written by Anonymous

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Tremendous example of the documentary art
6 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

And you think the IMDb rating is high for a doc, you are wrong.

The members nailed it -- one of the best I have seen in a while.

(Coincidentally, I had just recently reviewed for IMDb the documentary MANNY, about the magnificent Indonesian boxer, and fans were not happy that I panned the film. The man was magnificent. Not so the film).

EVEL is the documentary art at its best. It is a given that Evel himself steals all the clips he himself appears in, because the man was a natural promoter, and instinctively understood how to push people's buttons.

Where the production shines is in the interviews, what the pros call the "head and shoulders" shots.

Since it is statistically impossible for each of the people interviewed in the film to have been so dynamic and interesting on their own (just trying to make a point here, folks) the credit for their performances MUST GO TO THE EDITOR. In documentary film-making the editor is king. And David Ray, WHO BY NO COINCIDENCE WAS ALSO CO-WRITER, gets credit for making a man who was already larger than life ... larger still.

Recommended.


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