Arkansas Fans To Get Early Look At '40 Minutes Of Hell' Documentary

by Chris Bahn  on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 10:39 am  

Former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson is the subject of an upcoming ESPN documentary. Razorback fans will get a sneak peek on Feb. 11. (Photo by Eric Howerton)

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Arkansas will premier ESPN’s 40 Minutes of Hell documentary on Feb. 11 at Bud Walton Arena.

Fans can stay in the arena following the Razorbacks’ 12:30 p.m. game against South Carolina. Former Coach Nolan Richardson, the subject of the film, will be in attendance at the game.

Here’s more from the UA:

“We want to invite the Razorback Nation to join us for this very special day as we cheer on our men’s basketball team and celebrate the championship history of our program,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “It is fitting to premiere this movie in Bud Walton Arena, the home to our passionate Razorback fans and so many of our program’s greatest moments. We hope fans will join us in welcoming Coach Richardson and our former Razorbacks back to Bud Walton Arena for the game and the premiere of 40 Minutes of Hell.

The film will be shown on the video boards on the Bud Walton Arena scoreboard following normal post-game festivities and a short premiere ceremony. The film runs approximately 48 minutes. The film, produced by NASCAR Media Group and directed by Kenan Harris-Holley, includes interviews with former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Richardson himself, former Arkansas Chancellor John White and current Arkansas coach Mike Anderson. Players Corliss Williamson, Scotty Thurman, Corey Beck, Al Dillard, Ken Biley and John Engskov contribute to the film, as well as radio announcer Mike Nail, author Rus Bradburd and ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Ryan McGee.

The project, which has already drawn excitement from Arkansas fans after its trailer was released earlier in the month, is a part of the SEC Storied series. Previous SEC Storied films include one on Georgia’s Herschel Walker and one on the inaugural SEC Championship football game between Florida and Alabama. The broadcast debut of 40 Minutes of Hell will be Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

A trailer for the film can be viewed here:



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