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Hands On a Hard Body (1997)

Director: S. R. Bindler, S. R. Bindler
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Studio: Ideal
Genre: Documentary, Independent
Running Time: 94 min.
Languages: English
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This humorous documentary captures contestants in a 1995 competition held annually in a Longview, Texas, car dealership parking lot. A brand new Nissan pickup truck is the prize won by the person who can keep a gloved hand held against the truck for the longest period of time (with a 15-minute break every six hours and a five-minute break every hour). Six contestants drop out during the first 24 hours -- with only two contestants still standing by the 70th hour. With an event not far from the eccentric edge found in Errol Morris' documentary portraits of oddball Americana, director S.R. Bindler shot this film in Hi8 video, transferred to 16mm. Shown at the 1997 Santa Barbara and AFI/Los Angeles film festivals. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

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don't miss this one by FOlmstead December 21, 2002 - 8:35 AM PST
6 out of 8 members found this review helpful
The description of this documentary really says it all. Sounds like a bad idea, but turns out it's really good.

Whether you're city folk like me, or you connect thru your country roots this is great choice.


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