Evel Knievel (1971)





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George Hamilton may not have been the perfect actor to play Evel Knievel in this 1972 biopic, but it could have been worse; after all, Knievel himself might have played the role. In fairness, Hamilton is quite serviceable as the famed motorcycle daredevil, whose life is traced from his early barnstorming days in Butte, Montana. Hired by rodeo entrepreneur Dub Taylor, our hero quickly gains a national reputation for his neck-risking stunts, most of these involving jumping over lines of automobiles. Though nearly killed when he attempts to clear the fountain at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, Knievel survives to pull off even more spectacular stunts. Well cast and excitingly photographed, Evel Knievel is ideal populist entertainment.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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George Hamilton
as Evel Knievel
Sue Lyon
as Linda Knievel
Dub Taylor
as Turquoise Smith
Betty Bronson
as House Mother
Judith Baldwin
as Sorority Girl
Robert H. Harris
as Policeman
Lee de Broux
as Wrangler
Rod Cameron
as Charlie Kresson
Bert Freed
as Doc Kincaid
Ron Masak
as Pete
Frank Ellis
as Rodeo Clown
Johnny Haymer
as Rodeo Cook
Frank Loverde
as Newsman
Joe Davis
as Showgirl #2
Hal Baylor
as Sheriff
Bob Harris
as Policeman
Kathy Baumann
as Sorority Girl
Katherine Baumann
as Sorority Girl
Bill Hale
as Man on Street
Mary Peters
as Marge
Inga Neilsen
as Showgirl
Mary Grover
as Girl in Ontario
Sylvia Hayes
as Grandma
Liv Lindeland
as Girl Photographer
Henry Olek
as Bill Jennings
Joey Viera
as Truck Driver
Randee Jensen
as Bathtub Girl
John Yates
as Photographer
Ben Bentley
as Man in Bar
Roger Edington
as Bartender
Ten Henningsen
as Man in Bar
Jan Davis
as Showgirl
Trish Mahoney
as Girl at Rodeo
Cliff Medaugh
as Bill, the Banker
Judy Baldwin
as Sorority Girl
Liv von Linden
as Girl Photographer
Frank Loverede
as Newsman
Jayne Melon
as Sorority Girl
Cassie Solomon
as Sorority Girl
John Dale McCutchan
as Evel (age 12)
Eveline Micone
as Girl Friend
Barbara Parsons
as Girl at Pond
Ralph Schmidt
as Plumber
Pat Setzer
as Little Cowboy
Mike Shak
as Anesthetist
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Critic Reviews for Evel Knievel

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Flashy, plastic bio of daredevil with flashy, plastic George Hamilton in title.

March 2, 2008

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July 21, 2005

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Evel Knievel


Fair biography, it pretty much just scratches the surface with the famed stuntman's life. Some good action sequences.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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