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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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If you really want something, keep your hands on it. See more »

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Rated PG for some brief language
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$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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References Highlander (1986) See more »

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The best sports movie of all time . . .
28 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Hollywood could not have made a thriller this compelling. This was the first "sports" movie I have ever seen where you couldn't predict the ending of the film after the first five minutes. I watched the film on video with about four others in my family. We were practically sitting on the edge of our seats near the end and we were all rooting for a different person. All of the characters were classic and the ending was perfection. This is truly a great film.


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