Since boyhood, orphan Bobby 'Evel' Knievel never could resist risks or keep out of trouble. He's determined to leave the mining town Butte, willing to try any job or scam. Linda Bork agrees to join his adventurous life. Slowly he makes a name for himself using his gift with motorbikes - as an original, traveling stunt-rider. A nearly fatal jump and fall at Caesar's Palace bring national fame. An unprecedented manned rocket canyon jump proves a nightmare challenge. Written by
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Several anachronisms include: Aluminum beer cans were not in use in the '50s; hardhats in the 50's were made of steel, not plastic as portrayed. The helmet worn during the Caesar's Palace jump was a modern helmet with extra padding around the face not yet available in 1968. During the skating scene, Knievel wore skates not available at the time. See more