Pumping Iron

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 01, 2021

A podcast with no weak points.

Now Playing wants to get you pumped for another year of Patron exclusives by kicking off 2021 with a look back at the bodybuilding documentary that turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a movie star.  Will Jakob and Stuart be rooting for the Austrian Oak, future Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, or one of the other colorful contestants vying to be Mr. Universe? And does our Arnie agree that Pumping Iron feels as fantastic as having sex with a beautiful woman? Find out by be-cumming a January Patron, and helping us carry some of the financial weight of the show.

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

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Movie Details

Patron Exclusives
Original Title
Pumping Iron
Pumping Iron
George Butler, Robert Fiore
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Katz, Franco Columbu, Serge Nubret, Ed Corney, Ken Waller, Robbie Robinson, Marianne Claire, Roger Callard, Bud Cort, Jimmy Williams, Joe Weider, Paul Grant, John Isaacs, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno
1 h 26 min
Release Date
18 January 1977
Pumping Iron is a 1977 documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. The film focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his competitors, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu. The documentary was co-directed by Robert Fiore and George Butler. It was based on the book of the same name by Charles Gaines and George Butler (Simon and Schuster, 1974).

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