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Evel Knievel (1971)

Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big ... See full summary »

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)

Writers:

Alan Caillou (story), Alan Caillou (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Evel Knievel
Sue Lyon ... Linda
Bert Freed ... Doc Kincaid
Rod Cameron ... Charlie Knesson
Dub Taylor ... Turquoise Smith
Ron Masak ... Pete
Hal Baylor ... The Sheriff
Judith Baldwin ... Sorority Girl
Kathrine Baumann ... Sorority Girl
Ben Bentley Ben Bentley ... Man in Bar
Alana Stewart ... Nurse #1 (as Alana Collins-Hamilton)
Joe Davis Joe Davis ... Showgirl #2
Lee de Broux ... Wrangler #1 (as Lee De Broux)
Roger Edington Roger Edington ... Bartender
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Rodeo Clown
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Storyline

Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump. Written by jmk

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THE LAST OF THE DAREDEVILS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evel Knievel - O Rei das Proezas See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Part of a 1970s cycle of films about stunt work and the stunt profession. 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) (1971), Stunt Rock (1979), Evel Knievel (1974) (1974), Dare Devils (1973), Death Cheaters (1976), Stunts (1977), Viva Knievel! (1977), Superstunt (1977), Death Riders (1976) and The Stunt Man (1980). See more »

Goofs

Boom mic operator's shadow when Bobby's wife joins him on the back of his motorcycle after they are married. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evel Knievel: [speaking to the camera] Ladies and gentlemen, you have no idea how good it makes me feel to be here today. It is truly an honor to risk my life for you. An honor. Before I jump this motorcycle over these 19 cars - and I want you to know there's not a Volkswagen or a Datsun in the row - before I sail cleanly over that last truck, I want to tell you that last night a kid came up to me and he said, "Mr Knievel, are you crazy? That jump you're going to make is impossible, but I already...
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Connections

Referenced in Swinging Safari (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I Do What I Please
Music by Patrick Williams (as Pat Williams)
Lyrics by Bradford Craig
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This is a wonderful irresponsible bombastic backwards movie.
18 November 2006 | by kittysheba1See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the dollar bin of the grocery store and I couldn't help smiling. I had no idea if it would be worth a sitting, but I discovered to my joy that this film captures the energy and twisted, booze-fueled optimism of 1971 only too well. There is a senior thesis and a kitsch musical trapped in this time capsule. It is both a on-the-spot knowing parody of 70's machismo and a hapless apology for it, a living testimony to a living person.

George Hamilton in 1971 didn't seem to know how to act, he swaggered humorlessly and proclaimed, and chewed gum like Burt Reynolds. John Milius and a 90 year old Englishman scripted this, so Evel's lines are filled with references and heightened language that are quite outside the range of a dropout sociopath. And yet this movie isn't dead. It has an intentness, a brio, a sort of-- pertness. It deserves to have eyeballs given to it, over a few sittings, over a few lunch hours, using the DVD feature of your workstation in your cubicle. Go to your supermarket today!


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