Being Evel

Facts

Genre
Documentary
Year
2015
Status
Completed
Director
Daniel Junge
Producer
Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman
Writer
Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe

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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