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Rise of the Sufferfests (2016)

Unrated | | Documentary, Sport | 1 September 2016 (USA)
Obstacle course racing is the fastest growing sport -- ever -- with millions of people paying upwards of $200 on weekends to suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, tear gas, ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Keneally

Writer:

Scott Keneally

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Keneally Scott Keneally ... Himself
John Durant John Durant ... Himself
Michael Roberts Michael Roberts ... Himself
Kevin Helliker Kevin Helliker ... Himself
Billy Wilson Billy Wilson ... Himself
James Appleton James Appleton ... Himself
Morgan Spurlock ... Himself
James Wallman James Wallman ... Himself
Will Dean Will Dean ... Himself
J.C. Herz J.C. Herz ... Himself
Hannah Rosin Hannah Rosin ... Herself
Amelia Boone Amelia Boone ... Herself
Jean Twenge Jean Twenge ... Herself (as Dr. Jean Twenge)
Joe Desena Joe Desena ... Himself
Ed Gamester Ed Gamester ... Himself
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Obstacle course racing is the fastest growing sport -- ever -- with millions of people paying upwards of $200 on weekends to suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, tear gas, mud and more. And the half-billion dollar question is - WHY? If the thrust of civilization has been safety and comfort, why are people paying for pain? This question lies at the heart of RISE OF THE SUFFERFESTS, the first feature documentary about the global "OCR" phenomenon. The film explores the history of the sport, psychology behind it, personalities that drive it, and most importantly, asks what it says about the world we're living in. To help shed light on the phenomenon, investigative journalist Scott Keneally enlists a motley crew of athletes and insiders from the cultish OCR community, as well as a broad range of notable experts. The self-proclaimed beta-male also dives deep into the crucible, training up and tackling some of the world's most brutal sufferfests. Far from just a movie about ... Written by Echo Entertainment

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Taglines:

A Film about Mud, Masochism and Modern Life

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA | Netherlands | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$275,000 (estimated)
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Echo Entertainment (III) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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