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.

By: GA


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
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