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Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)

Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Adam Bookspan Adam Bookspan ... Himself
Angelika Castaneda Angelika Castaneda ... Herself
Eric Clifton Eric Clifton ... Himself
Maria De Jesus Maria De Jesus ... Herself
Jack Denness Jack Denness ... Himself
Gabriel Flores Gabriel Flores ... Himself
Daniel Jensen Daniel Jensen ... Himself
Kirk Johnson Kirk Johnson ... Himself
Ben Jones Ben Jones ... Himself
William Curt Maples William Curt Maples ... Himself
Chris Moon Chris Moon ... Himself
Nick Palazzo Nick Palazzo ... Himself
Ephraim Romesburg Ephraim Romesburg ... Himself
Lisa Smith Lisa Smith ... Herself
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Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July and explores the motivations behind this seemingly masochistic contest. A celebration of the perseverance of the human will beyond the limits of the human body. Written by Forrest Wright <forrest@galaxy-productions.com>

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There is a moment when the body gives up and the human spirit takes over.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Running on the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,464, 1 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,464, 1 October 2000
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Dolby

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Color
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These people are crazy!
3 October 2000 | by utaprodsSee all my reviews

The 40 men and women who dare to compete in this event are true masochistic headcases. Why would anyone attempt to run 135 miles in 120 degree heat in the middle of the summer in Death Valley? This documentary takes you on this journey to show you what it's like and also gives us a chance to meet some of these people and find out what makes them tick. It's a powerful film to watch and recommended to anyone who is curious about what makes a masochist tick. Be warned, this is a difficult film to watch. All said, I'm glad I only watched the film and didn't have to participate in it!


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