Being Evel

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Genre
Documentary
Year
2015
Status
Completed

Logline

Being Evel tells not just the incredible story behind the myth of 1970s American daredevil icon and pioneer for today´s Extreme Sports scene Robert "Evel" Knievel, but also the previously untold and very much darker tale of the man behind the flamboyant cape; a one-time outlaw whose wildly dangerous career spanned 75 ramp-to-ramp motorbike jumps and saw him break every bone in his body.

Synopsis

Millions know the man, but few know his story. In BEING EVEL, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Junge (SAVING FACE) and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid look at American daredevil and icon Robert "Evel" Knievel, while also reflecting on our voracious public appetite for heroes and spectacle. 

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