Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary is a 1997 film directed by S. R. Bindler documenting an endurance competition that took place in Longview, Texas. The yearly competition pits twenty-four contestants against each other to see who can keep their hand on a pickup truck for the longest amount of time. Whoever endures the longest without leaning on the truck or squatting wins the truck. Five-minute breaks are issued every hour, and fifteen-minute breaks every six hours.
The documentary follows the 1995 competition which lasted for seventy-seven continuous hours. The film garnered the audience award for best documentary at the 1997 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Large portions of the film's audio were included on the "Something for Nothing" episode of the public radio show This American Life in 1997.
At the time of his death film director Robert Altman was developing a feature film based on the documentary.
In 2013, the film was digitally re-mastered and released for sale on-line.
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, 1h37 Réalisé parGeorge Butler OrigineRoyaume-uni GenresDocumentaire, Historique ThèmesDocumentaire historique ActeursLiam Neeson, Brian d'Arcy James Note77% After failing to be the first to reach the South pole by only 97 miles in 1909, Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent via the pole. The expedition met disastrous results when its ship became trapped and ultimately crushed in the ice pack. Shackleton and his 28-man crew endured the long polar winter before ultimately finding rescue following an 800-mile open boat voyage on the Weddell sea. Against all odds, the entire crew of The Endurance survived. Frank Hurley's original film footage was used by Butler along with interviews of surviving relatives to present the story of Shackleton's expedition.