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Viva Knievel! (1977)




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Also released under the title Seconds to Live, this film features Evel Knieval playing himself as he travels to Mexico to perform a new stunt. However, when a group of evil drug smugglers concoct a scheme to murder Evel in order to sneak a shipment of cocaine into the United States, the death-defying stunt man had better be on his toes.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Norman Katkov, Norman Katkov
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005


Evel Knievel
as Himself
Lauren Hutton
as Kate Morgan
Gene Kelly
as Will Atkins
Red Buttons
as Ben Andrews
Leslie Nielsen
as Stanley Millard
Sheila Allen
as Sister Charity
Eric Olson
as Tommy Atkins
Albert Salmi
as Cortland
Dabney Coleman
as Ralph Thompson
Ernie F. Orsatti
as Norman Clark
Robert Tafur
as Governor Garcia
Marjoe Gortner
as Jessie Hammond
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A mountain of self-love, revealing stunt biker Knievel as a saintly combination of Batman and Billy Graham.

Full Review… | August 4, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Evel the actor emerges from the wreck in better shape than the bent careers of his veteran co-stars, Gene Kelly, Marjoe Gortner, Red Buttons, Lauren Hutton and Leslie Nielsen.

Full Review… | August 4, 2015
Top Critic

Evel Knievel stars as Evel Knievel in a film about Evel Knievel. Nothing more need be said.

Full Review… | August 4, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This amazingly kitsch one-off stars the man himself, a non-actor if ever there was one, in a movie so absurd it simply has to be seen to be believed.

Full Review… | August 4, 2015
Radio Times

If you're into a giggle Viva Knievel! may appall but I don't think will bore you.

Full Review… | August 4, 2015
The Spectator

Jaw-droppingly stupid.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007

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