Jeff Bridges recalled a cut workout scene in which he was doing toe raises and Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding on his back for weight. However, due to the head-on camera angle it appeared that a sex scene was occurring between the two men. Bridges laughed uproariously at the take and was disappointed that it was cut from the film.
Another professional body builder (who also had a prominent role in Pumping Iron (1977)) not credited but seen leaving the Mr. Universe completion is Mike Katz. He is on the far left in the red tights.
In 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Englund starred as iconic villains The Terminator and Freddy Kruger in the 80s classic The Terminator (1984) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Both films were the first installments of film franchises and spawned sequels.