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See Arnold Run (2005)

A look at the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from his early days as a body builder up until his successful campaign for governor of California.


(as James B. Rogers)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arianna Huffington
Don Sipple
Mike Murphy
Paul Miner
Bob White
George Gorton
George Butler ('73)
Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger
LA Times Reporter
Barbara Walters
Mike Ergas ...


This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, hitting the campaign trail and competing in the frenzied atmosphere that accompanied California's chaotic recall election. Written by Hug

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The totally pumped-up original movie of one man's American Dream.

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Rated R for some sexual references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Terminátor a csúcsra tör  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roland Kickinger would later take over Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as The Terminator in Terminator Salvation (2009). However, his body would only be recognizable from the neck down, as his face was replaced with a digital copy of a young Schwarzenegger's face, taken from a make-up cast made for the original film. See more »


Arnold Schwarzenegger: [looking at Lou Ferrigno's picture] I'm bigger, stronger, greater. I will win. I will conquer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: [looking at Gray Davis's picture] I'm bigger, stronger, greater.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: See Homer Run (2005) See more »

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Missing one-third of the story
8 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was a good biopic interweaving Arnold's the two story lines concerning his victory as Mister Universe and his election as Govenor of California. Through any adversity, Arnold has shown that a positive attitude and a drive to succeed can coexist and allow any person to achieve their goals.

That being said, there was one storyline missing from this movie -- his drive to become a Hollywood star. I would have loved a two-part mini-series that included his Hollywood years. It is remarkable that this man decided to achieve greatness in three endeavors in his life: 1. become the greatest bodybuilder in the world, 2. become the biggest Hollywood star, and 3. become a great and beloved politician. He succeeded in all three where most people would be satisfied to have achieved just one.

The actor who played the Mr.Universe Arnold can quite possibly take over roles Arnold originated on screen. He's already aped the Arnold personae as Chip Rommel in "Son Of The Beach". He pulled off a serious Arnold in this movie. I've read that Terminator 4 will take place further into the future. So, he could definitely play an original T-100. Also, there are talks about reviving the Conan series. Who better to play a young Conan?

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