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Just Press Play Review: Bending Steel

Published on April 30, 2013 by Just Press Play

At the core of humanity, there is a fundamental need to be accepted and find a place to belong. Some people find it in their family, friends, or romantic partners while others find it in their career or their religious faith. Bending Steel is the story of a man finally finding his place in the world in the most unexpected place, the world of olde time strongmen.

Chris Schoeck is just a typical New Yorker until he starts bending steel in the basement storage unit in his apartment building. Every day, he counts down the minutes until he can be down in his basement again, bending steel nails and bars. His trainer Chris Rider, a.k.a. “Haircules,” is prepping him to perform as part of a revival of the Coney Island strongmen along with a whole cast of larger-than-life characters who bend pennies with their teeth and achieve other superhuman feats.[…]


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