Gutbusters (film)

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Original Productions
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)

Gutbusters is a 2002 Discovery Channel documentary following the efforts of three competitive eaters seeking to gain entry into the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The documentary, produced by Original Productions, features Ed Jarvis, Don Lerman and Kevin Lipsitz, three fervent members of the competitive eating community. It also introduces International Federation of Competitive Eating founders Richard and George Shea and details their efforts to establish eating as a sport. A second installment of Gutbusters, about the IFOCE in Alaska, also ran on Discovery Channel.