Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

Overview

Jason Conti, better known to his friends and admirers as Crazy Legs Conti, is a man who is driven to compete in his favorite sport. However, rather than baseball, soccer, or hockey, Conti dreams of becoming a champion in the strange world of competitive eating, in which folks with a talent for speed-eating square off to determine who can down the most food in the least amount of time. Supporting himself as a window washer, art-class model, and sperm donor while he chases his ambition of becoming a professional ...
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Overview

Jason Conti, better known to his friends and admirers as Crazy Legs Conti, is a man who is driven to compete in his favorite sport. However, rather than baseball, soccer, or hockey, Conti dreams of becoming a champion in the strange world of competitive eating, in which folks with a talent for speed-eating square off to determine who can down the most food in the least amount of time. Supporting himself as a window washer, art-class model, and sperm donor while he chases his ambition of becoming a professional eater, the philosophically inclined Conti attempts to focus both his mind and body despite his ability to eat 14-dozen oysters in ten minutes, Conti maintains a healthy weight as he hones his talent for downing hot dogs, popcorn, and oysters, hoping to some day match the greatness of Takeru Kobayashi, a slim Japanese gentleman capable of putting away 53 hot dogs with buns in 12 minutes. As Conti puts it, "To compare Kobayashi to Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods is to slight Kobayashi." Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating is a documentary which offers an insider's look at the unusual world of gastronomy as sport, and Conti's good-natured determination to scale its heights.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary With Star Crazy Legs Conti and Co-Producer/Directors Chris Kenneally & Danielle Franco; Left Overs; Snacks; Dessert; Eat NYC; Taste-O-Vision.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 827058113090
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Blue Underground
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,787

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Crazy Legs Conti Participant
Jeremy George Participant
George Beverly Shea Participant
Rick Shea Participant
Dinshaw Participant
Rona Conti Participant
Richard Conti Participant
Jimmy Little Participant
Takeru Kobayashi Participant
Ed Cookie Jarvis Participant
Eric Badlands Booker Participant
Hungry Charles Hardy Participant
Mo Ribs Molesky Participant
Crawfish Nick Stipelcovich Participant
Ray the Bison Meduna Participant
Technical Credits
Danielle Franco Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Chris Kenneally Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Dinshaw Gobhai Score Composer
Lewis Goldstein Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Senter Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating
1. Program Start/Coney Island Contest [5:27]
2. Odd Jobs [3:36]
3. Oyster Training [5:14]
4. The IFOCE [5:20]
5. The Songs of Dinshaw [4:54]
6. The Oyster King [4:43]
7. Turning Pro [3:24]
8. Meet the Parents [3:53]
9. Stiff Competition [7:07]
10. Training Day [3:49]
11. Hot Dogs and Beauty Queens [3:23]
12. A Good Technique [3:59]
13. The Bus of Champions [4:31]
14. Battle For the Belt [8:04]
15. The Mystery of Kobayashi [2:51]
16. End Credits [2:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating
   Continue Eating
   Chapter Bites
   Extra Helpings
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary With Star Crazy Legs Conti and Co-Producer/Directors Chris Kenneally & Danielle Franco - On
         Audio Commentary With Star Crazy Legs Conti and Co-Producer/Directors Chris Kenneally & Danielle Franco - Off
      Leftovers
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
         Play All
         Crazy Legs Vs. Flip (1 Min.)
         Dinshaw in the French Quarter (2 Mins.)
         Jr.'s Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn (2 Mins.)
         A Session With Dr. Weiss, M.D. (8 Mins.)
         Spaghetti Eating Contest (3 Mins.)
         Marshmallow Peeps Easter Dinner (1 Min.)
      Snacks
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
         Play All
         A Tour of Coleman's Bar & Grill (8 Mins.)
         The Popcorn Sarcophagus: A Home Movie (3 Mins.)
         Nude Window Washing Stunt (3 Mins.)
      Eat NYC
         Play All
         Lower East Side - New York City, New York (4 Min.)
         I Love NY...Pizza (Part One) - New York City, New York (4 Mins.)
         I Love NY...Pizza (Part Two) - New York City, New York (3 Mins.)
         A Street Cart Named Desire - New York City, New York (4 Mins.)
      Desserts
         Play All
         Q&A With Little Jimmy (9 Min.)
         Eat the World: a Photo Homage to Food and Eaters (4 Mins.)
         Dinshaw in Central Park (4 Mins.)
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