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Pumping Iron

6.9
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Original title
Pumping Iron
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
George Butler (Book: Charles Gaines, George Butler)
Music
Michael Small
Cinematography
Robert Fiore
Cast
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Producer
Rollie Robinson / White Mountain Films
Genre
Documentary. Drama | Sport Documentaries
Synopsis / Plot
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream.
Awards
1977: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Documentary
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