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10 July 1998 (USA) See more »
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sid Allen ... Himself (Longview Partnership)
Brent Baskin ... Contest Judge
Greg Cox ... Himself (contestant)
J.C. Crum ... Himself (Jack Long Nissan)
Janis Curtis ... Herself (contestant)
J.D. Drew ... Himself (contestant)
Tom Felker ... Himself (contestant)
David Grotheim ... Contest Judge
Blake Long ... Himself (Jack Long Nissan)
Kelli Mangrum ... Herself (contestant)
Mike Marris ... Himself (judge)
Raul Martinez ... Himself (contestant)
Jan Maynard ... Herself (marketing director / contest supervisor)
Ronald McCowan ... Himself (contestant)
Kerri Parker ... Herself (contestant)
Benny Perkins ... Himself (1992 winner / contestant)
Paul Prince ... Himself (contestant)
Chris Stiles ... Himself

David Sullivan ... Contest Judge
David Sullivan ... Contest Judge
Angie Turner ... Herself (contestant)
Norma Valverde ... Herself (contestant)
Russell Welch ... Himself - Contestant

Directed by
S.R. Bindler 
Produced by
S.R. Bindler .... producer
Kevin Morris .... producer
Julia Wall .... associate producer
Chapin Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Neil Kassanoff 
Cinematography by
S.R. Bindler 
Michael A. Nickles 
Chapin Wilson 
Film Editing by
S.R. Bindler 
Sound Department
Lev Vertov .... sound mixer
Music Department
Guy Forsyth .... musician: steel guitar
Scott Levy .... musician: drums
Judd Newcomb .... musician: bass and guitar
Kevin Smith .... musician: upright bass
Other crew
Travis Flournoy .... production assistant
Russell Hurst .... production assistant
Michael Barnes .... special thanks
Donn Bindler .... special thanks
Sharon Bindler .... special thanks
J.C. Crum .... special thanks
Benicio Del Toro .... special thanks
Russ Fell .... special thanks
Natalie Fuller .... special thanks
Richard N. Gladstein .... special thanks (as Richard Gladstein)
Bill Gramm .... special thanks
Esther Jacobs .... special thanks
Mario Landeros .... special thanks
Malinda Lenhart .... special thanks
Jan Maynard .... special thanks
Peter McCarthy .... special thanks
Matthew McConaughey .... special thanks
Gaby Morgerman .... special thanks
Sam Smead .... special thanks
Billy Speck .... special thanks
Arnold Vosloo .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hands on a Hard Body" - USA (short title)
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Rated PG for some brief language
98 min
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Director 'Robert Altman' had planned to make a feature film based on this documentary, but died before the project could be realized.See more »
Benny Perkins - 1992 Winner:I like to get down there earlier so my odds are higher.See more »
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Referenced in Bernie (2011)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
awesome - hysterical - hilarious!, 22 February 2006
Author: typrat from South Africa

i bought this DVD on impulse based on all the ravingly positive user comments at ever skeptical i figured nothing could be that funny, but it was under $10 and so i thought what the hell, something with so many raves has to be at least worth a smile right? wrong!! its hysterical, rolling on the floor laughing your ass off funny. rarely have i watched something that made me laugh and laugh and laugh so hard. a whole bunch of rednecks going through some insane communal sleep deprivation exercise. and what a bunch of characters! i swear they will live with me forever. the smiley-happy black dude, his shoes and his snicker bars - just classic. it also has an ending/climax that couldn't have been better if an Oscar winning scriptwriter created it. the video quality is something awful, but in this case content rules! you really have to see this movie...really!

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