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.
Did You Know?
At the Ideal Toys meeting, execs are looking at a prototype of a cube puzzle - clearly a Rubik's Cube. Although Ideal did look at a design by Larry Nichols for a puzzle similar to the Rubik's Cube, the Nichols design was 2x2x2, not 3x3x3 as shown in the film, and was eventually rejected by Ideal. The Rubik design was invented in 1974 and was bought by Ideal in the late-1970s. See more