Evel Knievel

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

A fascinating and enjoyable film about the daredevil motorcyclist-stuntman (played ebulliently by Hamilton, although the spectacular stunt scenes are documentary footage of Knievel himself). Piecing together events in his life - his early delinquent driving, an attempted safe-cracking career, and the increasing audacity of his legendary rides - it portrays something of an egomaniac, basking in the light of his own fame while privately racked by neuroses. Chomsky's seemingly nonchalant direction, from a script by John Milius and Alan Caillou, sensibly refuses neat psychological explanations, and instead opens out to provide a finely detailed portrait of middle America.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Marvin Chomsky
Alan Caillou, John Milius
Ron Masak
Sue Lyon
Bert Freed
George Hamilton
Rod Cameron
Dub Taylor