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The Comeback (1980)

| Documentary, Action
After an absence of five years, six times Mr Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a comeback and attempts to take the World Body Building Championship for the 7th time.

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Kit Laughlin

Writer:

Geoff Bennett
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Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Self
Tom Platz Tom Platz ... Self
Frank Zane ... Self
Dennis Tinerino Dennis Tinerino ... Self
Boyer Coe Boyer Coe ... Self
Mike Mentzer Mike Mentzer ... Self
Samir Bannout Samir Bannout ... Self
Roger Walker Roger Walker ... Self
Roy Callender Roy Callender ... Self
Ken Waller Ken Waller ... Self
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Franco Columbu ... Self
Ed Corney ... Self
Chris Dickerson Chris Dickerson ... Self
Roy Duval Roy Duval ... Self
Tony Emmott Tony Emmott ... Self
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After an absence of five years, six times Mr Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a comeback and attempts to take the World Body Building Championship for the 7th time.

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Titled as "Total Rebuild" on VHS format in the U.K. See more »

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The Schwarzenegger film no-one knows about!
23 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Made shortly after THE JAYNE MANSFIELD STORY and 18 months before CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE COMEBACK, a wholly Australian flick was a semi- documentary styled film intending to chroncicle Arnie's attempts to lift a seventh Mr Olympia title at a time he had already declared his retirement from active competition. He had in fact been away from the sport for an incredible five years.

Obviously intended as another PUMPING IRON, this totally underwhelming production, hopelessly biased in Schwarzenegger's favor, glosses over assertions that the competition (held in Australia that year) was rigged and that his subsequent regaining of the title may not have been altogether kosher.

The film was produced by Paul Graham who at the time was the current Australian Mr Universe and who hosted Schwarzenegger during much of his stay in Australia. His partner Geoff Bennett edited THE COMEBACK, which should not be confused with the British horror film of the same name, and which starred crooner Jack Jones just eighteen months earlier.


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