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Viva Knievel! (1977)

Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His ... See full summary »

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Gordon Douglas

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Antonio Santean (screenplay) (as Antonio Santillan), Norman Katkov (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evel Knievel ... Himself
Gene Kelly ... Will Atkins
Lauren Hutton ... Kate Morgan
Red Buttons ... Ben Andrews
Leslie Nielsen ... Stanley Millard
Cameron Mitchell ... Barton
Frank Gifford ... Himself
Eric Olson Eric Olson ... Tommy Atkins
Sheila Allen ... Sister Charity
Albert Salmi ... Cortland
Dabney Coleman ... Ralph Thompson
Ernie F. Orsatti ... Norman Clark (as Ernie Orsatti)
Sidney Clute ... Andy
Robert Tafur Robert Tafur ... Governor Garcia
Marjoe Gortner ... Jessie
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Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His chief mechanic, who is an alcoholic, is weary of the whole thing and discovers something, but before he can tell Evel he is sent to a rehab clinic for drug addicts, which Evel doesn't believe he is. He goes to see him who tells Evel what he found out but is still in the dark as what is happening. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The one and only real live Evel Knievel in his first dramatic movie role.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seconds to Live See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name; Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy See more »

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When Evel Knievel crashes the Stratocycle through the front door of the mental hospital, the cycle's right wing breaks against the door frame, but the left wing remains intact. As Knievel rides down the hall in the next shot, both the right and left wings are missing. In a shot after a quick pan-away (showing the Doctor calling security), Knievel reaches the end of the hallway, and both wings on the bike are intact again. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: End of the line Evel.
Evel Knieval: What did you say?
Jessie: End of the line, man.
Evel Knieval: What are you talking about, your suppose to be at the other end.
Jessie: No. I always have been before, but not anymore. Today is my turn, my shot at the glory, I'm making this jump.
Evel Knieval: What are you talking about. Those people paid their pesos to see me jump.
Jessie: No way, man. I'm jumping. I've always known I was better than you. Today I'm gonna prove it. Now you just get out of my way.
Evel Knieval: Hey! You been smoking something? You're high!
Jessie: Man, maybe you ...
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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Some films are bad enough to be funny, this one is worse
29 December 2003 | by hanveeSee all my reviews

Sometimes a film is so badly made, that in itself is a source of entertainment. Hope on such fun made me watch this movie. I was bitterly disappointed. Not because of the clumsy acting, the rickety cutting, or the lack of anything posing as a storyline or plot. I expected all these flaws and was prepared to enjoy the rubbish. What put me off, was the appearance of Gene Kelly, a performer of some standing in my opinion, in this rag. What baffled me, was the lead caricature mister knievel himself. I admit having had dreams with me in grand roles, saving the world, democracy, freedom and the girl, but to have this wet dream put on celluloid would not arise in a similar dream. The man has an ego like Jupiter (God and/or Planet) and the sense of relativity of an amoebe. And his cinematografical skills equal the latter. Do not watch this movie, even when you want to see it for its lack of quality. This one is too bad for even such entertainment.


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