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Bigger (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
1:26 | Trailer
The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.


George Gallo
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Credited cast:
Kevin Durand ... Bill Hauk
Julianne Hough ... Betty Weider
Tyler Hoechlin ... Joe Weider
DJ Qualls ... Michael Steere
Victoria Justice ... Kathy Weider
Steve Guttenberg ... Louis Weider
Robert Forster ... Joe 2008
Max Martini ... Jerry George
Colton Haynes ... Jack Lalanne
Aneurin Barnard ... Ben Weider
Tom Arnold ... Roy Hawkins
Calum Von Moger ... Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ben Gavin ... Bronson Guy
Nadine Lewington ... Anna Wieder
Jason Burkey ... John Corbine


Brothers Joe and Ben Weider were the architects of muscle. Against all odds, they launched an empire. Along the way they discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger, inspired female empowerment, championed diversity, and started a movement that changed the world. Written by Steve Lee Jones

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He Created Fitness As We Know It, Together They Changed the World


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some suggestive content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The location shot at 0:17 in the official trailer (the hillside town with the two railroad trestles spanning the river in the foreground) is Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. See more »


Stock footage of Times Square cites the year as 1970. But a theatre marquee shows "The Possession of Joel Delaney" playing -- it was released in 1972. See more »


Joe Weider: What you do not realize is all these men want is to compete against the very best.
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User Reviews

A straight okay film.
15 February 2019 | by kjjames81See all my reviews

Now I know about the sport of bodybuilding as I have trained in gyms in and off since the eighties and used to buy the Weider magazines.

So I was looking forward to this film to see old time bodybuilders. The film had a few in there but nothing as I thought there would be.

So the film itself was good but nothing special, I felt it played it safe, nothing controversial in it. I was waiting for a strong punchline, something that would say it was in the Raging Bull side of movies not Driving Miss Daisy side of films, it sided with the latter.

So I enjoyed but left disappointed with it.

Overall a good film but nothing special with it.

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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,477, 14 October 2018

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