I AM EVEL KNIEVEL is the untold story of this legendary figure who gave birth to the culture and the meaning of the word "extreme". The film also showcases Knievel's rise from a small town rebel in Butte, Montana, to a cultural icon. The enduring legacy of Evel Knievel is his unforgettable death-defying jumps. The film – from producer-director Derik Murray (I Am Chris Farley, I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), and writer-executive producer Paul Gertz (I Am Chris Farley, Johnny Cash: American Rebel) – features footage of Knievel’s greatest jumps, including his first major attempt, over the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Snake River Canyon jump in Idaho and London’s Wembley Stadium jump.
A cast featuring those who knew him best and were inspired to achieve greatness of their own, including Matthew McConaughey, Kid Rock, Michelle Rodriguez, Guy Fieri, Robbie Maddison, daredevils and action sports stars Gary Davis, Alex Harvill, Spanky Spangler, Gene "Sully" Sullivan, Mike Vallely, and Jolene Van Vugt, Willie G. Davidson of Harley-Davidson, funnyman Bob Einstein (known as Super Dave Osborne), Chris and J.C. Agajanian, Doug Wilson of ABC Wide World of Sports, author Steve Mandich (Knievel biographer), Lathan McKay (Curator Evel Knievel Collection) and family members including sons Kelly and Robbie, and former wives Linda Knievel and Krystal Kennedy-Knievel.