Evel Knievel (1971)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - Sep 10, 1971 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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George Hamilton produced and stars in this appealing bio-pic about real-life stunt daredevil Evel Knievel. Knievel's famous motorcycle stunts and early life are remembered in flashback by the performer in the moments before a big jump. The cast includes familiar drive-in movie faces like Vic Tayback, Sue Lyon, Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith, and Dub Taylor, and much of it was filmed on location in Knievel's hometown of Butte, Montana. Though Hamilton is quite good in the lead, most fans prefer the real thing -- Knievel portraying himself in the later Viva Knievel! (1978).

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daredevil, stuntperson, car, jumping, motorcycle