Audio Commentary:Audio commentary by star George Eads and director John Badham
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Jamie Pressly plays Linda Bork as a gum-smacking redneck glamor girl with a nasty "southern" accent---in Butte Montana! Linda Bork, by most accounts, was a nice girl who eventually fell in love with Evel, despite his hard ways. In this film, Pressly portrays her as an aggressive, dolled-up hooker-type. To nitpick even more, Knievel had a clean-cut look in the sixties but Eads has a bushy mullet-wig throughout.
Q: Why was Lance Henriksen in this film?
A: To show young Bobby Knievel how to cleanse his bowels by eating the shells of roasted peanuts while incarcerated. What.......? Great actor. Must've needed the money.
One thing the film includes is the death of Evel's father-in-law, played by Beau Bridges. It's a topic that few documentaries or films cover. But when father-Bork dies, the audience has little sympathy due to the poor character development.
If you want to know about Evel, avoid this film (I love Knievel and bought the DVD for a few bucks just to have it in my collection). Get "Spectacular Jumps", "Gladiators" (the longer version of "Spectacular jumps" and watch "Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel story" with Matthew McConaughey.Read more ›
Then this DVD came out and being a George Eads fan, I bought it and glad I did.
The commentary that George Eads and John Badham do in this DVD adds a whole new insight into the filming and what went into making this film. They take you through scene after scene and what was going on to make the scene credible and Eads does a wonderful job of describing what mind set he was in while filming a particular scene.
It added a fresh perspective when watching the movie again and I found I enjoyed it much more this time around.
The commentary alone is worth the price of the movie.
A must for any George Eads fan.
RIP Evel, there will never be another daredevil quite like you...
However,John Badham (of Saturday Night Fever fame) did an outstanding job directing this movie. George Eads played a convincing Evel, as well.
All in all, though, the movie is pretty good. Inspiring, to say the least. I really liked it and I think you will, too.
Had it not been for him, I probably would've turned it off. He's the only redeeming quality that the movie has to offer. That, and his chemistry with Jamie Pressly . . .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bad cgi on the stunt scenes. Jaime Pressly miscast as Linda Knievel.Published 7 months ago by Mr.Webb
I remember watching this Movie on Cable over a few years ago and couldn't find it no where? Well it came across my mind while I was on here,Amazon,and found it! Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Billy Lovell
This movie was funny!
It explored a guy whom probably took himself too seriously, then played it up. Read more
This is a great movie about the legend of Knievel, more based on fact than the 1971 movie of the same name. Eads was as cocky as Evel was in real life. Read morePublished on March 31, 2006 by R. Smallridge
I don't know jack about Evel Kinevel, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the story told here, but if Evel was a hard drinkin', hard womanizin' donkeyhole who enjoyed urinating... Read morePublished on March 13, 2006 by Dymon Enlow