|Release Date:||Jan 1977|
|Genres||Documentary / Sport|
|Cast:||Arnold Schwarzenegger(Himself), Lou Ferrigno(Himself (as Louis Ferrigno)), Matty Ferrigno(Himself), Victoria Ferrigno(Herself), Mike Katz(Himself), Franco Columbu(Himself), Ed Corney(Himself), Ken Waller(Himself), Serge Nubret(Himself), Robbie Robinson(Himself (as Robin Robinson)), Marianne Claire(Herself), Frank Zane(Himself), David DuPree(Himself), Eddie Juliani(Himself), Danny Padilla(Himself), Denny Gable(Himself), Roger Callard(Himself), Paul Grant(Himself), Bill Grant(Himself), John Isaacs(Himself), Charles Gaines(Narrator (voice)), Bud Cort(Himself (scenes deleted)), Tony Nowak(Big Tony), Dennis Tinerino(Himself), Patrick Reynolds(Himself (uncredited)), Jimmy Williams(Physique Photographer at Mr. Olympia...),|
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.