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Evel Knievel (1971)

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Actors: George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron
Runtime: 88 min.

A biography of the legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, this movie follows his rise from a small-town rebel to the death-defying performer who he became.

Trivia: Director Marvin J. Chomsky was best known as a TV director, he was nominated for nine primetime Emmy awards, winning four times. Screenwriter John Milius was nominated for the Best Screenplay Academy Award for Apocalypse Now 1979. He's also known for writing the screenplays for a number of iconic movies: Red Dawn, Jeremiah Johnson and the HBO mini-series Rome. Sue Lyon (Linda) was best known for her starring role as Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film of the same name. She was romantically linked to the 1960s pop star Donovan and appeared in the music video for his song Season of the Witch.