The One And Only Real Live Evel Knievel In His First Dramatic Movie Role.
He's powered his Harley over autos, Mack trucks, snarling lions, seething infernos and plummeted headlong into a canyon. But if the mob has its way, his next incredible leap will land him six feet under.
Death-defying legend Evel Knievel becomes a man-in-a-jam when crooks use his road show as a front to smuggle drugs. A stellar cast gives full-throttle support: Gene Kelly as a rummy bike mechanic, Red Buttons as a sleazy promoter, Leslie Nielsen as a murderous mobster and Lauren Hutton as a photographer who trades barbs - and hearts - with Evel. Throughout this high-speed adventure, Evel does things with a motorcycle that few - if any - can match, leaving pursuers in the dust, and breathless Viva Knievel! viewers in hog heaven.