MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,591 this week

Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

 -  Documentary | Sport  -  April 2008 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 9,989 users   Metascore: 80/100
Reviews: 51 user | 78 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Magnolia pumps up for 'Bigger'
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bigger Stronger Faster*.

User Polls

2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hear it staight from the Legends themselves about their stories of success and heartbreak. EVOLUTION OF BODYBUILDING offers a close look at what it takes to compete in the "Mr. Olympia" and... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Rivera
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Lee Haney, Frank Zane
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Stars: James Coleman, Greg Page, Kirsten Pederson
Why We Train (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This documentary has as its main purpose to shine a positive light on bodybuilding, power lifting, health and fitness. Also: A Tribute to Reg Park and honoring Muscle beach and all those ... See full summary »

Director: Darin Mangan
Stars: Guile Branco, Barbie Barbell, Dave Bautista
Muscle Beach Then and Now (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A complete history of Venice, California's famous Muscle Beach complex and the bodybuilders who have made the location famous. First erected in Santa Monica... See full synopsis »

Stars: Samir Bannout, Franco Columbu, Corinna Everson
Pumping Iron (1977)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: John Hyams
Stars: Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, Dawn Staples
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.

Director: Vlad Yudin
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke
Drama | Sport

In the iconic age of muscle heroes, Norwegian bodybuilder David Hansen arrives at Venice Beach to pursue his American dream in the mid 1980's. Stallone and Schwarzenegger are the heroes of ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Stisen
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

"Pumping Iron," the film that turned the obscure sport of male bodybuilding into an overnight phenomenon and made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, broke the ground. Now, experience PUMPING ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler
Stars: Kris Alexander, Lori Bowen, Lydia Cheng
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Heartfelt documentry focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary on the making of "Pumping Iron" to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Aired on Cinemax.

Directors: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Katz, Lou Ferrigno
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Stuart MacDonald
Stars: Stuart MacDonald
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (archive footage)
Lyle Alzado ...
Himself (archive footage)
Joshua Amsden ...
Himself
Ben Aukes ...
Himself
Kelly Beecher ...
Himself
Mark Bell ...
Himself
Mike Bell ...
Himself
Rosemary Bell ...
Herself
Sheldon Bell ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage) (as Sen. Joseph Biden)
Mike Blanton ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Jim Bunning ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Christopher Bell explores America's win-at-all-cost culture by examining how his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. Written by BSF Film

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The side effects of being American. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bigger Stronger Faster*: *The Side Effects of Being American  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,576 (USA) (30 May 2008)

Gross:

$307,811 (USA) (15 August 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Himself - Host: Was there any sort of moral bridge to cross when you did this?
Porn Star: Well, we're in the porn business. There's not a whole lot of morals to begin with.
See more »

Connections

Features Crossfire (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Honest, interesting
30 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally an honest look into the steroid world. These days in order to compete with your peers/teammates, you almost have to take some sort of performance enhancing drugs. If you don't, you'll fall behind. Standard case of "keeping up with the Jones's". I feel it is very obvious to the world and sports fans that this is going on, but NO ONE is honest about it! And when one guy gets busted, he's looked down upon and singled out. Not fair to single them out and criticize when everyone else on the team is doing it.

This doc doesn't really detail team sports, but it is still the same concept. You finally get a good look into this world and a good look into why people do these types of drugs. Very informative, well done documentary. I am so glad to have seen it, and for anyone curious, it's worth watching.


41 of 71 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful Awful Awful JKaiser25
Dumb movie, being American is a problem? I feel lucky to live here. dcut74
Why did Arnold have his posters taken down in the gym? Ricky_Roma213
Anyone Else find this a Sad film? glendevan
Democrat Henry Waxman lucid768
What about this Hooton guy? wvwmaster-1
Discuss Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page