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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 ... See full summary »

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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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mechanic | mexico | fan | drugs | stunt | See more »

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The one and only real live Evel Knievel in his first dramatic movie role.


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June 1977 (USA)  »

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Seconds to Live  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Ralph Thompson: This is an American facility and we only deal with Americans.
Evel Knieval: Boy, you're too good to be true.
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Edited into E! True Hollywood Story: Evel Knievel (2004) See more »

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All that, and only three wussy jumps?
29 April 2002 | by (Sunnycupertoga, CA) – See all my reviews

Oooh... Leslie Nielsen is trying to sabotage Evel's bike. Will Lauren Hutton discover the plot in time?

And can Evel convince his mechanic to give up the bottle, and be a good father to the son he has heretofore ignored?

Will Evel and Lauren give up their adversarial flirting and get together?

DOES ANYBODY CARE?!?!

I am a fan of bad, cheesy movies. And even this one had me snoozing. Although I do give it thumbs up on the marvelous transition from the final jump to the closing credits.


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