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I Am Evel Knievel (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 September 2014 (USA)
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"I Am Evel Knievel" features footage of Evel's greatest jumps, including the seminal Snake River Canyon and Caesars Palace jumps. The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Willie G. Davidson Willie G. Davidson ... Himself
Gary Davis ... Himself
Bob Einstein ... Himself
Guy Fieri ... Himself
Ray Gunn Ray Gunn ... Himself
Krystal Kennedy-Knievel Krystal Kennedy-Knievel ... Herself
Kid Rock ... Himself
Kelly Knievel Kelly Knievel ... Himself
Linda Knievel Linda Knievel ... Herself
Robbie Knievel Robbie Knievel ... Himself
Robbie Maddison Robbie Maddison ... Himself
Steve Mandich Steve Mandich ... Himself
Matthew McConaughey ... Himself
Lathan McKay ... Himself
Bob Pavlovich Bob Pavlovich ... Himself


"I Am Evel Knievel" features footage of Evel's greatest jumps, including the seminal Snake River Canyon and Caesars Palace jumps. The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town rebel in Butte, Montana, to a cultural icon whose rise to super-stardom was built on nerves of steel and the ability to get up and do it again no matter the severity of the fall. He lived life like every day was his last, which led to a tumultuous life filled with stunts no man would ever dream of, encompassing meteoric success, wild hubris, ego-maniacal mistakes, and ultimately redemption. The documentary combines original exclusive interviews with archival footage of this larger-than-life character to tell Knievel's incredible story. Among those featured include Matthew McConaughey, Kid Rock, Michelle Rodriguez, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison and family members including sons Kelly and Robbie, and former wives Linda Knievel and Krystal Kennedy-Knievel. Written by Anonymous

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Great story ruined by pointless interviews
10 June 2016 | by bloodshot_skySee all my reviews

The story of Evel Knievels rise and eventual retirement echos the story of most rockstars. Imagine every stunt he did as a concert or a new album release, the bigger and bigger they got, the bigger his stardom got. and with that stardom came all the Evels that come with being famous. He was a drunk who slept around and spent his money on all sorts of ridiculous crap. But that's besides the point, this documentary shows through several friends and fans the greatness that Evel was. Evel was bat sh*t insane, jumping 10 buses with a stock bike with street rated suspension, getting back on the bike after breaking a bunch of bones, promising to do crazier and more insane stunts, and building a god damn rocket ship bike. The man was balls to the wall insane and this documentary does a good job at going over his triumphs and his story.

Unfortunately this doc was 45 minutes too long and it was filled with all the crap that is expected from a Spike TV presentation. They were constantly cutting away from the stunts to show interviews about the stunt when I'd prefer to just watch the raw footage, and the cuts were all way too quick and jumpy. One of the biggest annoyances of this production is the choice of people they chose to interview. Why would anyone care about Kid Rock, Mike Vallely, Guy Fieri's or Michelle Rodriguez opinion on Evel Knievel? If they cut out all the crap all of those hacks said(Michelle Rodriguez is alright though) and made the stunt footage more raw and uncut then this documentary would have been an 8/10 or higher for me. The story is interesting, the execution is terrible. Made me respect Ken Burns approach to documentary film making even more.

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