Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump. Written by
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Did You Know?
Part of a 1970s cycle of works which were about stunt-work and the stunt profession in movie-making. In his book "Cult Movies 3", Danny Peary
says in his piece on The Stunt Man
(1980) that "there had been a proliferation of theatrical and television films about stuntmen". The films include Hooper
(1977), Evel Knievel
(1971) (1971), Stunt Rock
(1980), Evel Knievel
(1974) (1974), Dare Devils
(1973), Death Cheaters
(1977), Viva Knievel!
(1977), Death Riders
(1976) and The Stunt Man
(1980). See more
[speaking to the camera
Ladies and gentlemen, you have no idea how good it makes me feel to be here today. It is truly an honor to risk my life for you. An honor. Before I jump this motorcycle over these 19 cars - and I want you to know there's not a Volkswagen or a Datsun in the row - before I sail cleanly over that last truck, I want to tell you that last night a kid came up to me and he said, "Mr Knievel, are you crazy? That jump you're going to make is impossible, but I already...
Referenced in Evel Knievel