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.
The one and only real live Evel Knievel in his first dramatic movie role.
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), Stunt Rock
(1978), Evel Knievel
(1974), Dare Devils
(1973), Death Cheaters
(1977), Viva Knievel!
(1977), Death Riders
(1976) and The Stunt Man
(1980). See more
During this film various characters put on helmets 20+ times and never does anyone use a chin strap, thus rendering the helmets basically useless. See more
End of the line Evel.
What did you say?
End of the line, man.
What are you talking about, your suppose to be at the other end.
No. I always have been before, but not anymore. Today is my turn, my shot at the glory, I'm making this jump.
What are you talking about. Those people paid their pesos to see me jump.
No way, man. I'm jumping. I've always known I was better than you. Today I'm gonna prove it. Now you just get out of my way.
Hey! You been smoking something? You're high!
Man, maybe you oughtta ...
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