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Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985)

"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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bev Francis Bev Francis ... Herself
Rachel McLish ... Herself
Lori Bowen Rice Lori Bowen Rice ... Herself (as Lori Bowen)
Carla Dunlap Carla Dunlap ... Herself
Steve Michalik Steve Michalik ... Himself
Steve Weinberger Steve Weinberger ... Himself
Randy Rice Randy Rice ... Himself
Kris Alexander Kris Alexander ... Herself
Sherry Atton Sherry Atton ... Herself
Lori Birdsong Lori Birdsong ... Herself
Seliha Chamberlain Seliha Chamberlain ... Herself
Lydia Cheng Lydia Cheng ... Herself
Carolyn Cheshire Carolyn Cheshire ... Herself
Shelly Gruwell Shelly Gruwell ... Herself
Gladys Portugues ... Herself
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"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 IRON II: THE WOMEN, a film that is changing the way the world views the female physique-creating "a new definition of the female form." Join four women as they prepare for the 1983 Caesars Palace World Cup Championship: the sultry and curvaceous Rachel McLish, the current champion; the almost manly, super-muscular Bev Francis, Rachel's toughest competition; and newcomers Lori Bowen and Carla Dunlap. Four women who have devoted their lives to the pursuit of their conception of the "perfect" female form, spending grueling hours torturing themselves on Nautilus machines and browning themselves under tanning lamps. Learn their personal struggles and public triumphs that make up their unique world as they struggle both with their bodies' limitations and the world's limitations on what that body ought to ... Written by Anonymous

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A Story of Strength, Desire, Courage... and a New Definition of Woman.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

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$628,050
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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There are some real freaks out there
1 October 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Watch this one just to see a bizarre collection of the deluded, the braindead, and the plain old put-ons. The 2 most noticeable of all the weirdos in this documentary were the muscle bound she-man {Bev Francis, I think}, and unbelievably phony Rachel McLish. Miss Francis, who at least saw the competition for what it was, was a ghastly example of what a distorted mind coupled with dangerous steroids can become. As freaky as this woman was I must say that Miss McLish topped her for an outright eccentric, perhaps grotesque, mindset. I heard nothing, I insist...nothing, come out of this woman's mouth that was even remotely real. This has to be the most devious, deceitful person I've seen anywhere. I wonder if her whole life isn't one big hallucination. I have seldom seen a group of people more to be pitied than I did in this expose of womens' bodybuilding. Not a well done film, but worth seeing how odd we humans can act when our minds take us down the wrong path. Strange.


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