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See Arnold Run (2005)

A look at the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from his early days as a body builder up until his successful campaign for governor of California.

Director:

J.B. Rogers (as James B. Rogers)

Writers:

Nigel Andrews (book), Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Prochnow ... Arnold Schwarzenegger
Roland Kickinger ... Arnold Schwarzenegger ('73)
Nora Dunn ... Arianna Huffington
Bob Morrisey ... Don Sipple
Pat Skipper ... Mike Murphy
David Burke ... Paul Miner
Peter White ... Bob White
Alex Hyde-White ... George Gorton
Nicole DeHuff ... Barbara
Craig Zimmerman ... George Butler ('73)
Mariel Hemingway ... Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger
David Grant Wright ... LA Times Reporter
Kristen Shaw ... Barbara Walters
Mike Ergas Mike Ergas ... Franco Columbu
Nick Stellate ... Frank Zane
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Storyline

This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, hitting the campaign trail and competing in the frenzied atmosphere that accompanied California's chaotic recall election. Written by Hug

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The totally pumped-up original movie of one man's American Dream.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Terminátor a csúcsra tör See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Roland Kickinger would later take over Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as The Terminator in Terminator Salvation (2009). However, his body would only be recognizable from the neck down, as his face was replaced with a digital copy of a young Schwarzenegger's face, taken from a make-up cast made for the original film. See more »

Quotes

Beach Girl #1: Hey Arnold, Franco. Are you guys going to the Pump House tonight?
Arnold Schwarzenegger: We are the pump house, right Franco? You girls make me hot. I gotta cool off. Let's go! C'mon ladies! Let's go. C'mon!
[Runs into the ocean]
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: See Homer Run (2005) See more »

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Nice try, but not good enough
31 January 2005 | by rdoronrSee all my reviews

The actors portraying both young and current Arnold have some facial similarity to him. Roland Kickinger ("young Arnold") also has the right body for the job, but here the similarities end: Jürgen Prochnow ("old Arnold") is too old for this casting, has no bodily resemblance to a bodybuilder, looks too short and his acting is too gloomy. There are also other things in the movie that have very bad fit with reality. "Old Arnold" is dominated by his wife, lacks all shred of leadership (as opposed to the real charismatic Arnold). "Young Arnold" is a loner, desperately trying to succeed, while the truth was that Arnold enjoyed hilarious success even before he set foot on American soil, and was actually brought over by a strong sponsor (Weider). I wondered whether the director saw "Pumping Iron", because he missed the real atmosphere around young Arnold, as well as some aspects of his personality. Not all is bad, but having followed Arnold since 1970 - I was disappointed. I hope a better re-make will be done some time into the future. Even a mix-up of the original Pumping Iron + actual clips from the real campaign would have made a better result. Not recommended (5/10).


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