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Getting Physical (1984)

Chubby Kendall suffers from self-esteem issues due to her weight. She decides to take up female bodybuilding and ends up competing with the pros for the championship. However, her boyfriend and dad don't like her new tough look.

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Marcy Gross (story), Laurian Leggett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Paul ... Kendall Gibley
Sandahl Bergman ... Nadine Cawley
David Naughton ... Mickey Ritter
John Aprea ... Craig Cawley
Janet Carroll ... Myra Gibley
Sydney Penny ... Ramona
Franco Columbu ... Himself
Robert Webber ... Hugh Gibley
Reuven Bar-Yotam ... Jorgen
Earl Boen ... Byron Waldo
Thomas F. Duffy ... Killer
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Maury
Candy Csencsits Candy Csencsits ... Janine Daley
Vicki Kibler-Silengo Vicki Kibler-Silengo ... Vicki
Lisa Lyon Lisa Lyon ... Pilar Jones
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Chubby Kendall suffers from self-esteem issues due to her weight. She decides to take up female bodybuilding and ends up competing with the pros for the championship. However, her boyfriend and dad don't like her new tough look.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fit fürs Leben See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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GETTIN' PHYSICAL
Words & Music by William Goldstein & Carol Connors
Sung by Billy Davis Jr. & Marilyn McCoo
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Not a great film, but worth watching for female bodybuilding contest scene.
27 December 1998 | by w_anchorSee all my reviews

Despite appalling script and acting, this film is well worth seeing. This is because it features a (fictional) female bodybuilding contest which features many of the early stars of the sport, such as Rachel McLish, Lisa Lyons and Candy Csentsits. They all look very beautiful, not like today's gargantuan female bodybuilders. This section of the film should definitely be watched with one finger on the pause button (if you know what I mean!)


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