Sunday, April 23, 2017
White Men Can Jump
Evel Knievel's son stars in documentary "Chasing Evel"
Nicole Pender, Thunderbird TV
"Evel Knievel broke bones, Robbie broke records stars."
Entertainment is pleased to release a first look at the trailer for
The film was just nominated for Best Feature Documentary at Edmonton's NorthWestFest, where it will have its Canadian premiere on May 12th.
Thunderbird will be distributing Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story worldwide, with official premiere dates to follow.
The documentary is based on the life and career of Evel Knievel’s son Robbie who was the most celebrated daredevil in the 80s and 90s. Even with major TV broadcast events, merchandising deals, world records, fame and fortune, Robbie has always been overshadowed by his father’s legacy.
Ever since he was 8 years old all Robbie Knievel wanted was to be like his father. And he did. In record fashion. For over 5 decades Robbie Knievel quietly became the most decorated jumper of all time, jumping over 350 times, breaking over 20 world records and pushing the limits farther than anyone ever had done. “Evel broke bones, Robbie broke records.” By the late 1990’s Robbie was also smashing television ratings live on Fox. You’d think a father would be proud, but there’s only one Knievel.
The film is directed by Jesse James
Miller, and provides exclusive access, never before seen footage,
and insight from the entire Knievel family.