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Bigger (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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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:
Max Martini ... Jerry George
Steve Guttenberg ... Louis Weider
Julianne Hough ... Betty Weider
Victoria Justice ... Kathy Weider
DJ Qualls ... Michael Steere
Tyler Hoechlin ... Joe Weider
Kevin Durand ... Bill Hauk
Aneurin Barnard ... Ben Weider
Colton Haynes ... Jack Lalanne
Robert Forster ... Joe 2008
Calum Von Moger ... Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tom Arnold ... Roy Hawkins
Nadine Lewington ... Anna Wieder
Jason Burkey ... John Corbine
Ben Gavin ... Bronson Guy


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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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bigger See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,477, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,382, 25 October 2018
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Did You Know?


On September 26, 2017, an extras casting call went out to the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area stressing that the production was especially in need of bodybuilders and members of "the fitness crowd" to serve as extras. 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 1973. See more »

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Excellent, solid movie throughout
13 October 2018 | by nowackiandrewSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie on opening day at the only theatre in the Bay Area that was showing it (in San Francisco).

This movie is excellent. Well paced, excellent editing; it tells the story of the Weider brothers as they lay the groundwork for what would become the fitness industry.

Anyone who grew up idolizing Arnold or any of the other body builders will love this too. The actor who plays Arnold is phenomenal - he looks, sounds, and acts like him.

My only complaint is the movie wasn't long enough. It ended a bit abruptly. But this movie is a solid 7.5 - 8 in my book. Engaging throughout, great acting, choreography, etc. I hope it gets the praise it deserves.

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