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Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)

PG | | Documentary | 10 July 1998 (USA)
Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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)
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the truck wins. An absurd marketing gimmick at first glance, the contest proves to be much more... Written by Anonymous

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When you lose your mind, you lose the contest. See more »

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Rated PG for some brief language
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Opening Weekend USA:

$90,965, 28 August 1998

Gross USA:

$492,876, 13 June 1999
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In 2005, the competition was halted after one of the contestants broke into a nearby Kmart, took a shotgun from the sporting goods section, and committed suicide, which occurred during one of the breaks in the contest. See more »

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Benny Perkins - 1992 Winner: I like to get down there earlier so my odds are higher.
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Spoofed in The Safety of Objects (2001) See more »

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Interesting look at human need and desperation
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This is really a sad film, mainly for the desperate nature these people exhibit while trying to win a truck. The desperation and the desire is quite striking, considering how much these people endure. In the end, its more like a battle of wills, not only making a commentary on how possessive and materialistic we are, but what lengths we will go to due these tendencies.


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