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Being Evel (2015)

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

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Daniel Junge
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Credited cast:
Ken Berg Ken Berg ... Self
Seth Enslow Seth Enslow ... Self
Ray Gunn Ray Gunn ... Self
George Hamilton ... Self
Mat Hoffman ... Self
Evel Knievel ... Self (archive footage)
Kelly Knievel Kelly Knievel ... Self
Linda Knievel Linda Knievel ... Self
Johnny Knoxville ... Self
Mark Lisac Mark Lisac ... Self
Lathan McKay ... Self
Travis Pastrana ... Self
Sheldon Saltman Sheldon Saltman ... Self
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The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

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Risk everything. Regret nothing. See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Features Viva Knievel! (1977) See more »

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Crazy life from a bully, a daredevil, a one of a kind man told in a great documentary.
5 July 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

When I saw it was going to be a 99 minute long documentary about Evel Knievel I was wondering if they could fill all that time with something interesting to watch. As an European I only knew Evel Knievel as a daredevil, like everyone else in the world at that time, but nothing about his day-to-day life. So yes it was a very interesting story to watch, very well made, with a lot of interviews from people that knew him very well. The message was clear that Evel Knievel perfectly knew what he did, he's smarter then you would think, a perfect con-man that knows how to work people and media. Via his stunts (something never did before at that time) he made his money, not only by manipulating the whole circus that he created himself, but also with some crazy stunts that nobody would think of doing. It became clear he wasn't the most pleasant man on earth, you could blame it on not being able to handle the fame even though I think he mastered that, or blame it on the stress and the pain he suffered daily (that seems more plausible to me), but the fact is that he was kind of a bully and that even long before pain and/or fame. That said, everybody loved his stunts, but not everybody loved the man. This documentary is very open about the life of Evel Knievel, it's not only the good things they show, it's the whole package and that made this documentary stand out of the rest. Very well made! Recommended to the fans but also to anybody that likes good documentaries.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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USA

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