History UsefulNotes / EvelKnievel

14th Feb '17 9:32:26 AM DocWildNole
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* {{Biopic}}: Titled ''Evel Knievel'', of course, the 1971 movie is based, apparently fairly accurately, on Evel's life. The film makes extensive use of {{Flashback}}s to his juvenile delinquent youth and subsequent rise to fame from his present-day preparation for a major jump. It was script-doctored by Creator/JohnMilius, who would become well-known as a writer & director of action pictures in the 70s & 80s, and directed by Marvin Chomsky, who would not (though in fairness, Chomsky did do well in TV, collecting 4 Emmys in his career). Produced by and starring George Hamilton (who would repeat the dual role, much more financially successfully, in ''Film/LoveAtFirstBite'' and ''Film/ZorroTheGayBlade''), it also starred Sue Lyon of ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' fame as his long-suffering wife. Even if you're not an Evel fan, it's well worth a look as an example of {{BMovie}}s of the era.
16th Sep '16 12:27:25 PM rmctagg09
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* The ''Disney/PepperAnn'' episode ''Beyond Good And Evel'', AsHimself.

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* The ''Disney/PepperAnn'' ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' episode ''Beyond Good And Evel'', AsHimself.
16th Sep '16 12:26:21 PM rmctagg09
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* The ''Disney/PepperAnn'' episode ''Beyond Good And Evel'', AsHimself.
30th Jul '16 11:20:45 PM JamesAustin
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->"God never made a tougher son of a bitch than me."

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->"God ->''"God never made a tougher son of a bitch than me.""''



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3rd Jul '15 12:17:35 AM phoenix
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!!Tropes associated with Evel Knievel:

* AwesomeEgo: Invoked; Evel loved to talk about how awesome he was, and his audience loved him for it.
* CoolBike
* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knievel assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Knievel always warned kids viewing his stunts not to try to replicate them.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted, as Knievel never hesitated to urge people to wear helmets, and attributed his own survival to them.

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!!Tropes associated with Evel Knievel:

* AwesomeEgo: Invoked; Evel loved to talk about how awesome he was, and his audience loved him for it.
* CoolBike
* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knievel assaulted

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the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Knievel always warned kids viewing his stunts not to try to replicate them.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted, as Knievel never hesitated to urge people to wear helmets, and attributed his own survival to them.
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* MadeOfIron: Was injured ''countless'' times during his career, and he survived them all.
* MedalOfDishonor: His Guinness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".



* PatrioticFervor: His red, white, and blue ensemble isn't for France.
* RampJump: Arguably '''THE''' personification of the trope.
* RatedMForManly
* SequelEscalation
* TheSeventies
* StageName
* TenMinuteRetirement

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* PatrioticFervor: His red, white, and blue ensemble isn't for France.
* RampJump: Arguably '''THE''' personification of the trope.
* RatedMForManly
* SequelEscalation
* TheSeventies
* StageName
* TenMinuteRetirement

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11th Mar '15 12:44:17 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheMovie: ''Film/VivaKnievel''
27th Oct '14 1:25:56 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval Knievel assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.



* MedalOfDishonor: His Guiness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".

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* MedalOfDishonor: His Guiness Guinness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".
13th Aug '14 7:20:28 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Evel Knievel''' was an American daredevil, entertainer, and painter, famous around the world for his death-defying stunts, and one of the great American icons of TheSeventies. He attempted over seventy-five [[RampJump ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps]] between 1965 and 1980, including a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He suffered over 433 broken bones during his career, including his back seven times, earning him the dubious distinction in the GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords as "most bones broken in a lifetime".

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'''Evel Knievel''' was an American daredevil, entertainer, and painter, famous around the world for his death-defying stunts, and one of the great American icons of TheSeventies. He attempted over seventy-five [[RampJump ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps]] between 1965 and 1980, including a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He suffered over 433 broken bones during his career, including his back seven times, earning him the dubious distinction in the GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'' as "most bones broken in a lifetime".



* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.



** '''DentedIron''': He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to The GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords, still is unsurpassed today.
4th Jul '14 4:54:08 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
6th May '14 2:57:26 AM MorgenReiter
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** '''DentedIron''': He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to The GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords, still is unsurpassed today.
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