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
Did You Know?
During the Kings Island jump towards the end of the movie, the amusement park used as a backdrop is actually Cedar Point, located on the Lake Erie coast of Ohio. Not only is it the wrong park, but there are several coasters visible that were not even thought of when the jump occurred in 1975. Most notably Millennium Force which opened in 2000. See more