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Actors: Mitchell Cox, George Hamilton, Jerry Rector, Sue Lyon, Marvin Chomsky
Director: Bert Freed
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
From back cover, "This excellent biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil was filmed in his hometown of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life, just before a big jump..."
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Russ B. (lostoasis13) from RED BANK, NJ
Reviewed on 1/1/2013...
Yes as a child (and maybe still to this day) I confused Elvis with Evel Knievel...
Though I prefer a dedicated Bike Jumping Legend over a chump that sings songs of Otis Blackwell and others, anyday. This film with George Hamilton brings back memories, and to see more Knievel himself, you should also include Viva Knievel on your list for fun.
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Evel Knievel Yes! This DVD No!
Brian | Illinois, USA | 04/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have always liked this movie. It stars George Hamilton in the role of Evel Knievel. Actual Footage of Evel Knievel jumps are included in this biographical story. Perhaps the most famous of his jumps is the one from Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas, it is included here in all of its busted up glory.The only reason I have not to buy this movie is the horrific transfer to DVD. A bad scratchy print was used, washed out color, no state of the art sound and it is not in the widescreen format. Maybe someday a good transfer will be made, until then I wouldn't get your hopes up on this one!"
A True American Hero
David F. Castagno | Los Angeles, CA | 05/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is a true classic and captures the magic that was Evel Knievel. George Hamilton does a fantastic job portraying Knievel as a larger than life icon--a true American Hero. This is a must see for ALL Knievel or Hamilton fans."
Fun, typical early 70's "road" film
Bob Eggleton | Providence, RI United States | 07/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this in a theater, for a "children's matinee"(the original version had some racey stuff in it,and it may have carried an R or at least cautious PG rating, but other versions were edited for the kiddie market), it only ever seemed to play 2nd run in smaller theaters(and 2nd billing at Drive Ins) between 1971 and '73. VERY typical of early 70's filmmaking when just about anyone could make an indie film and get it easily distrubuted to "theaters and drive-ins near you".
This low-end DVD sadly, maybe from the only copy available-on faded 16mm-it is on several other "public domain" labels("Public Domain" is when a film falls out of copyright because it's been edited different ways by different distributors and theaters and the original makers simply lose track of it, or disown it altogether). Still it is a product of it's time. They don't make'em like this anymore! A fun "road" movie from a more fun and carefree time.