September 05, 1977 12:00 PM

Like many of his motorcycle jumps, Evel Knievel’s first—and hopefully last—film ends in disaster. Playing his loutish self, Evel is supposedly set up for a big drug smuggle after a trip to Mexico. Along for the ride are Lauren Hutton, an embarrassed Gene Kelly as a weepy drunk and Marjoe Gortner. It’s all very silly, thanks to a dumb script by Antonio Santillan and worse acting. Evel’s motorcycle jump over a cage of terrified-looking lions is fun, but only if you’re rooting for the lions. (PG)

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