Captivating and emotional documentary that follows Swedish Discus champion Ricky Bruch as he prepares for the 1984 Olympics at age 38. The film highlights Bruch's obsessive behavior ... See full summary »

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Ricky Bruch
Rolf Danneberg
Carl Fredrik Dymling
Bo Hansson
Gina Hemphill
Gunnel Hettman
Hans Holmér
Ulf Morin ...
Himself
John Powell ...
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Bertel Ravald
Bengt Saltin
Lars Erik Unestål
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Captivating and emotional documentary that follows Swedish Discus champion Ricky Bruch as he prepares for the 1984 Olympics at age 38. The film highlights Bruch's obsessive behavior regarding his training and preparations. Facing difficulties with the Swedish Olympic Committee, Bruch is denied the right to compete in the Olympic Games. Bent on revenge, he trains like an animal and competes in smaller competitions, ultimately throwing his career-best 71.26 meters (233 feet, 9 inches). Proving to himself and the world that he is the greatest, Ricky's throw would have won the 1984 Olympics by nearly 5 meters. Written by Beau Fay

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15 March 1985 (Sweden)  »

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The Soul Is Greater Than the World  »

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SEK 182,037 (Sweden)
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Great movie..can't wait to go to the Gym!
31 July 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a kind of Arnolds Schwarzeneggers Pumping Iron..The Swedish Version! If you are into sports this is a very inspiring movie. It captures the spirit of the fight to be the best u can be. I go to the gym 5 times a week and compete in Bodybuilding and I got a new kick from this one. No training movie I've seen has inspired me like this one. This movie captures the depth of Ricky Bruch's mind and gives u taste of what lives top athletes live. When you are at the top of your sport its not a hobby, its a lifestyle and nobody illustrates this better than the Swedish Bear Ricky Bruch. This movie isn't fancy, its just plain and simple Blood and Guts. Go Ricky!


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