Evel Knievel (2004)

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


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2 August 2004 | Jimmnoh
I couldn't stay past the first 15 minutes....
I am sorry, but maybe I am being a stickler, but in the first 15 minutes of this disaster of a film, in 1950, little Evel was stealing hubcaps off a 1955 Chrysler product car, possibly a DeSoto and chased by a policeman driving a 1958 Ford. Two different car year mistakes in the first scene made me wonder if anyone on this film even checked on these things. The second scene moves forward in time to 1958, where Evel is seen drinking beer out of aluminum cans with built in pop-tops! Duh! In 1958, and I was 8 at the time, you needed a can opener (church key) to drink out of cans, and the cans were steel. When I saw the aluminum can, I turned the channel because I knew if I DID continue watching, the movie would have Evel actually making a successful crossing of the Snake River in his rocket powered motorcycle. To anyone out there that wasn't around then or didn't see it live on TV, he didn't make it across. The chute to help him stop after landing was deployed as soon as the rocket cycle was ignited causing it to float to a landing on the same side of the river that it took off from. I did not watch after the first 15 minutes, so I don't know if they showed Evel actually completing the jump across the river.

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Release Date:

30 July 2004



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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