Running Time: 106 min.
DVD: September 30, 2008
Cast: Christopher Bell, Mike "Mad Dog" Bell, Mark "Smelly" Bell, Rosemary Bell, Sheldon Bell, Dr. Charles Yesalis, Dr. Norm Frost, Dr. Harrison Page, Rick Collins
In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. We reward speed, size and above all else: winning at sport, at business and at war. Metaphorically we are a nation on steroids. Is it any wonder that so many of our athletes take performance-enhancing drugs?
From the producers of Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 comes a new film that unflinchingly explores our win-at-all-cost culture through the lens of a personal journey. Blending comedy and pathos, Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a collision of pop culture, animated sequences and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym rats.
At its heart, this is the story of director Christopher Bell and his two brothers, who grew up idolizing muscular giants like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and who went on to become members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. When you discover that your heroes have broken all the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes?
Screenplay: Christopher Bell, Alex Buono, Tamsin Rawady
Official Site: www.biggerstrongerfastermovie.com