Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

Director: Danielle Franco, Chris Kenneally Cast: Crazy Legs Conti, Jeremy George

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Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2007
UPC: 0827058113090
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 73,154

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.

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

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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