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Stand Tall (1997)

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A documentary on Lou ferrigno and his journey to the Olympia 19 years after he had retired from competitive bodybuilding.

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Boyer Coe ... Himself
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Ira Bankofsky ... Himself
Mike Katz ... Himself
Eddie Giuliani ... Himself
Robbie Robinson ... Himself
Joe Weider ... Himself
Ripper Savage ... Himself (as Don Ross)
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Brunson T.H. Achiu ... Himself
Olev Annus ... Himself
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Darryl Bassani ... Narrator (voice)
Dan Block ... Himself
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In 1977, bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno gained national notoriety when he and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the subject of the documentary Pumping Iron, a chronicle of their preparation and rivalry in the Mr. Universe competition. Though Ferrigno lost, it launched a brief acting career on The Incredible Hulk. This documentary follows the 43-year former muscleman as he makes one last bid for bodybuilding stardom as he once again hits the gym to prepare for the Masters Olympia competition. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Lou's greatest muscle - his heart!
27 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This documentary is very much in the style of Pumping Iron, but like Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Rebuild it is centered around its "Star", Lou Ferrigno. It charts his early years as a kid from Brooklyn, New York who had to deal with having 85% hearing loss due to ear infections in his infancy. He fought against low self esteem by working out with weights in his father's garage, and boy did he win that battle with Mr. Universe (twice), and Mr. World among his physique title wins. Internationally known as a world class bodybuilder and star of The Incredible Hulk, we see him once again step up to the challenge of trying to win the Master's Olympia title in his '40's!

This video is primarily aimed at Big Lou's many fans worldwide and if you are not into him or bodybuilding in general it may not be to your liking. Also, if you are looking for bodybuilding info in regards to exercises and technique this is not it. I recommend "Lou Ferrigno's Body Perfection" as a basic video guide to weight training.

Lou's family are on hand to offer their opinions and encouragement as he tries to obtain the Body Building title that eluded him during his early competing years. This insight into Louis Ferrigno shows us his heart - which is his greatest muscle and where his true strength lies.

I found this film to be inspiring, Lou's message is a positive one, if he can achieve success despite obstacles - so can YOU!


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