Ok... if you do know about Evel knievel, grew up on him like I did, then it's a solid dose of reality his stunts and fame represent alongside his broken body for life of pain, isn't it? Why did I tune in to watch this? I admit I "worshipped him" in my youth.. but long ago my own broken bones and stupid life mistakes took hold and gave me a clearer insight, and I chastised myself for ever believing in myth's like the one's showman such as Evel Knievel create... It's interesting that my own quest to understand the idiocy of his motivations somewhat were rewarded years later in life; Evel appeared in an info-mercial a friend of mine helped create in '95, by then I'd learned a lot through my own life set-backs, and hoped to see something close to the "truth" come out of Evel. Well, it did... the infomercial product was for pain relief, and Evel told a very tiny series of truths regarding the pain he lived with daily for 40+ years... all because of his "stunts". So... if you understand what I am saying, then you understand why I was dissapointed in this last interview, and simultaneously grateful for it's revelations. Out of curiosity, i watched this, since I had always hoped that Evel would publicly acknowledge that fame went to his head, that he made silly ego-driven mistakes, that he had ruined a beautiful strong body through stupidity... but, alas, he has never admitted this simple fact. Pride, I guess.... yet somehow it gets "sort of" revealed in this film thorough is refusal to answer or speak these truths, and then simply runs away... over and over...runs away from similar questions. In other words, in my opinion; in this film, we see that perhaps he actually is embarrassed for his stupidity, but just won't say it or feel it due to his own shame...AS FAR AS HIS FAILED STUNTS: I am not a stunt expert. So, I don't expect to be right about what I think regarding the lack of planning, the lack of true research that might have prevented many of his injuries. For example, he was jumping with the wrong motorcycle. What he used was just too heavy. He had many alternatives that were more practical for stunt jumps... yet he stupidly jumped with Harley Davidson as a sponsor, that must have gained him a pretty penny, but ultimately is the main reason for many of the failures. . Just the wrong motorcycle. TOO HEAVY. Also, if you watch the films of many of his worst accidents, those accidents may have been prevented if just a tiny element of adjustment had occurred, in other words, just a little faster, or just a little slower, or better shocks, or how he landed on the front wheel rather than rear wheel... over-shooting his goal or undershooting his goal seems like nit-picking, but, it caused the chaos that resulted in his going head-first into the pavement... he missed some jumps by just a foot or two ... just not quite hitting a landing he could resolve.... All these years later, wouldn't he admit that he jumped when he was not prepared... Why wouldn't he point out the actual causes for these errors I judgement? Only he knows, but it seems OBVIOUSLY no secret he was living a lifestyle that was way out of line for the kind of discipline the jumps required. I forgot that Evel beat up the author, with a baseball bat breaking bones, the author who told the facts about Evel's lifestyle on tour in those days. All of Evel's failed jumps were doable, back then, they were goals he could have easily attained... But ehre are reasons why he missed these jumps...and I suggest EVEL KNOWS WHY... I wish he could name it for us... it would be so helpful. So, anyway, the author he beat-up is the reason he lost what was left of his career. I found this out/remembered it seeing this film, so, I guess I had some resolution as a result of this film, and it was beneficial for me... however, what I had always hoped for, I will say again was this; That Evel might have someday looked out at the crowd and suggested to youth that they shouldn't do the stupid things he did to placate his own ego. I apologize if my opinion offends any readers, I hope I am wrong about all these things.