Documentary tribute to actor and former bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Pumping Iron is a 1977 documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. The film focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his competitors, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu. The documentary was co-directed by Robert Fiore and George Butler. It was based on the book of the same name by Charles Gaines and George Butler (Simon and Schuster, 1974).
What exactly lies behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's success story? From post-war Austria to the podiums of bodybuilding; from Hollywood to the political arena; his journey is a mirror held up to our era; a legend that, for the last 40 years, has reflected our dreams as well as our nightmares.
Before he became an action hero star, and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was possibly the greatest bodybuilder of all time, and he spent time in Britain to build this body. This documentary shows all the people in Britain who helped him get his muscles, which propelled him to stardom winning Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe.
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