Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His chief mechanic, who is an alcoholic, is weary of the whole thing and discovers something, but before he can tell Evel he is sent to a rehab clinic for drug addicts, which Evel doesn't believe he is. He goes to see him who tells Evel what he found out but is still in the dark as what is happening. Written by
The one and only real live Evel Knievel in his first dramatic movie role.
Did You Know?
Disaster film producer Irwin Allen
was a silent partner on this venture. He lent his entire production team to 'Viva Knievel' as a 'thank you' to the producers of the film who - in the past - had assisted Allen in securing financing for The Poseidon Adventure
(1972) and The Towering Inferno
(1974). See more
When Evel Knievel crashes the Stratocycle through the front door of the mental hospital, the cycle's right wing breaks against the door frame, but the left wing remains intact. As Knievel rides down the hall in the next shot, both the right and left wings are missing. In a shot after a quick pan-away (showing the Doctor calling security), Knievel reaches the end of the hallway, and both wings on the bike are intact again. See more
This is an American facility and we only deal with Americans.
Boy, you're too good to be true.