Viva Knievel! – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 110
We celebrate Corky’s birthday by squeezing into our iconic stars-and-bars jumpsuits and reviewing Evel Knievel in Viva Knievel! It’s as moth-eaten a movie as you’ll ever see, with only the messianic egomania of its star to differentiate it from a thousand other duds.
Daniel and Corky discuss orphanage break-ins, helmet crowns and Stratocycle suicides.
VIVA KNIEVEL! FACTS AND FIGURES
This week’s movie-themed cocktail: Tommy Wallbanger (1.0 oz. Cazadores blanco tequila; 0.5 oz. Corralejo reposado tequila; 0.5 oz. El Dorado 15-Year Rum; 0.5 oz. Galliano L’Autentico; 1.0 oz. lime juice; 2.5 oz. orange juice; 1 tsp. agave nectar; 2 dashes El Guapo Fuego bitters; 1 dash El Guapo Polynesian Kiss bitters; shake over ice and strain into a glass filled with ice)
U.S. theatrical release: June 1, 1977
Critics scores: 17 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s darer: Dean Longenecker
Dean’s dare: “In honor of Corky, I subjected myself to this 1977 dud. I can’t in good faith recommend this to anyone unless they like being tortured. Everything that’s bad about 70s movies is in here. Feel sorry for the cast, which is pretty good for the time, having to be involved with this movie.”
IMDB synopsis: “He’s powered his Harley over cars, trucks, lions, infernos and plummeted headlong into a canyon. But if the mob has its way, his next incredible leap will land him six feet under.”
This week’s referenced movies: Evel Knievel (1971); Jaws: The Revenge; Cosmic Sin; Megaforce; Singin’ in the Rain; The Babe Ruth Story; The Dark Crystal; The Naked Gun movies; Assassins (1995); Rabbit Test; Brewster McCloud; The Royal Tenenbaums; The Omen; Dumb and Dumber; The Wedding Planner; The Manchurian Candidate (1962); Raiders of the Lost Ark; Beverly Hills Cop; Gymkata; Raging Bull; Airplane!
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare