ABOUT

In S.R. Bindler’s 1997 cult classic, two dozen small-town Texans compete for a brand-new “Hardbody” pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep-deprivation—whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, Hands On a Hardbody is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.

Available on DVD (and streaming) for the first time in ten years, this new edition of Hands On a Hardbody has been digitally remastered and includes over and hour of never-before-seen interviews.

GALLERY

PRESS

“wonderfully observant, surprisingly fascinating, accomplished documentary filmmaking”
— NEW YORK TIMES
“Does For Longview, Texas what the Coen Brothers did for Fargo, North Dakota.”
— PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY
Top Critics at RT rate film 100%.
— ROTTEN TOMATOES
“Made on the most modest of means, “Hands on a Hardbody” is a classic piece of Americana, a down-home documentary that not only produces gales of laughter but also manages, by the end, to come together as a highly unlikely metaphor for the rigors of human existence.”
— VARIETY
“By the time Bindler tracks the winner driving off, the pain of the runners-up is our pain, and what first appeared to be two dozen Texas crazies have become individuals of stubborn dignity.”
— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“…hilarious and heartbreaking documentary…”
— SALON
“The award winning film about a contest you just won’t believe!”
— 34th STREET MAGAZINE
“Joyously Entertaining!”
— FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM
“Gripping and cathartic, the culminating face-off packs a punch most big-budget blowouts would be hard-pressed to match.”
— VILLAGE VOICE
“Yet a nigh-miraculous blend of high spirits, poignancy, gentle satire, and unpretentious insight into the nature of human aspiration make this one of the most impressive films you’re likely to see this year.”
— AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

EDIT BOOK

HOHB was edited by hand months before any actual cuts were made.

The following are pages from S.R. Bindler's "paper-cut".