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Pumping Iron (1977)

Directors: Robert Fiore, George Butler

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu

Film in a sentence: A warts-and-all docudrama about the politically-charged world of professional bodybuilding, with the young Arnie manipulating his competitor, Lou Ferrigno, into losing his confidence.

Best bit in the trailer: Arnold explaining his cheeky kiss – “You got to do that. This girl maybe didn’t have a kiss for years, I might as well give her a break.” – as well as the male prisoner who says he wants one too.

Arnold fact: For its 25th anniversary DVD re-release, a follow-up movie called Raw Iron was included as an extra on the disc, which revealed that over 100 hours of footage was shot before being whittled down to 85 minutes.
 

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1 Total Recall
The Total Recall trailer here is actually an amalgam of the teaser and the main trailer in one... So the floating head is your favorite bit n the Teaser... But what about the main trailer? (Sorry for being pedantic... ;) More

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Bill Duke not Bull Duke. Needed saying. More

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3 next year it will be 20 years since he made a good movie
True Lies in 1993 then 20 years of meh. Heres hoping he chooses his next films wisely and goes out on a high. More

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4 Elfman at the end
In reference to you talking about the "Batman and Robin" trailer, that's Elliot Goldenthal's revamped Batman theme that plays throughout the bulk of the trailer. For some reason, they do toss in Elfman's much superior version at the end which, as you said, gets ruined by that odd "whooshing" sound. Not sure if you meant just that bit or thought that Elfman did the score for the whole film? More

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