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Evel Knievel (2004)

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Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees... See full summary »

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Jason Horwitch (teleplay), Steve Mandich (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Eads ... Evel
Jaime Pressly ... Linda Bork
Lance Henriksen ... 'Awful' Knoffel
Matt Gordon
Peter MacNeill
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Jay Sarno
Beau Bridges ... John Bork
Jake Brockman Jake Brockman ... Young Bobby / Evel
Maggie Butterfield Maggie Butterfield ... Ethel Bork
Brayden Jones Brayden Jones ... Kelly Knievel
Riley Jones Riley Jones ... Robbie Knievel
Madeleine Butler Madeleine Butler ... Tracey Knievel
Thomas Price Thomas Price ... Younger Robbie
Connor Price ... Younger Kelly
Elle Dhanani Elle Dhanani ... Younger Tracey
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Storyline

Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees to join his adventurous life. Slowly he makes a name for himself using his gift with motorbikes - as an original, traveling stunt-rider. A nearly fatal jump and fall at Caesar's Palace bring national fame. An unprecedented manned rocket canyon jump proves a nightmare challenge. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evel See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Dolby Digital)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At the Ideal Toys meeting, execs are looking at a prototype of a cube puzzle - clearly a Rubik's Cube. Although Ideal did look at a design by Larry Nichols for a puzzle similar to the Rubik's Cube, the Nichols design was 2x2x2, not 3x3x3 as shown in the film, and was eventually rejected by Ideal. The Rubik design was invented in 1974 and was bought by Ideal in the late-1970s. See more »

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Features ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) See more »

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31 July 2004 | by MovieGuySW3883See all my reviews

Well, there was something about this movie that prevented me from going to bed. The effects were awesome, at least for a t.v. special. I really enjoyed this movie. I suggest you all watch it. I mean, the movie provides a distinct character for who Evil was. The characterization was great. BUT!!! The scenes where Evil had to make a jump was poor, they were just cut scenes and nothing of the jump was really shown. Also, the creators of the film, missed some of the jumps he did. Like when he jumped 13 double decker buses and broke both of his femurs and announced he would never jump again. That part in the movie was totally skipped. Written from your #1 Movie Guy. Thank you for reading my statement


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