08 19 Oct '24
Ac9b60a7 8969 40fc a0f5 460259c5fc4a

George Butler, Robert Fiore

Pumping Iron

86' - 1977 - Documentary, Sport - Dialogue: English
Director: George Butler, Robert Fiore Composer: Michael Small With: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno
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. The 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.

Image gallery

Ac9b60a7 8969 40fc a0f5 460259c5fc4a
E6516a87 ef57 4acb ab7f d4d8175cdc36

Credits

Director

George Butler, Robert Fiore

Composer

Michael Small

With

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno

Scenario

George Butler

Director of Photography

Robert Fiore

Editor

Geof Bartz, Lawrencre Silk

Producer

George Butler, Jerome Gary

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding" (George Butler & Charles Gaines)

Year

1977

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?