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Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  107 min.
In theatres: October 12, 2018 - Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard, Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Colton Haynes, Max Martini, Tom Arnold, Steve Guttenberg, Calum Von Moger, DJ Qualls, Kevin Durand, Robert Forster

Synopsis

Montreal, late 1920s. Refusing to suffer the racist violence of thugs in his inner city, Joe Weider, the son of Polish Jewish emigrants, develops a passion for bodybuilding and the representation of the perfect human body.

With his younger brother Ben, the ambitious young man creates a bodybuilding magazine empire and begins building workout equipment, as well as designing training courses. After moving to Los Angeles, Joe falls in love with pin-up queen Betty Brosmer, who shares his obsession with fitness and promoting healthy eating.

In 1965, to compete with the Mr. Universe contest, which is run by an anti-Semite, Joe creates a new competition with Ben and Betty. Titled Mr. Olympia, the competition introduces a bodybuilding phenom to the world — Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Director: George Gallo
Studio: Freestyle Releasing
Producer(s): Scott LaStaiti, Steve Lee Jones
Screenplay: Andy Weiss, George Gallo, Brad Furman, Ellen Brown Furman

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  • 5 stars "Awesome movie about the health and fitness industry and how Joe & Ben Weider were the architects of muscle. Against all odds, they launched an empire. Along the way they discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger, inspired female empowerment, championed diversity, and started a movement that changed the world."