Pumping Iron Review

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Professional body buliders prepare for the 1975 Mr Olympia and Mr Universe contests in thei part fact part fiction documentary.


Given the determination, ambition and expert manipulation skills the young Arnie displayed in this body building documentary, politics was inevitable. Manipulation and backstabbing is rife in the cut throat world of wieght lifting, and there are some great momentas of light relief when the men's antics at home are witnessed.

Chronicling the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest, where Schwarzenegger faced off against TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno, this is now more a compelling document of his days before superstardom that it is a real insight into bodybuilding.

Fascinating stuff when viewed in the context of Arnie's now notorious political career.