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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.

Director:

George Gallo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julianne Hough ... Betty Weider
Tyler Hoechlin ... Joe Weider
Calum Von Moger ... Arnold Schwarzenegger
Colton Haynes ... Jack Lalanne
Kevin Durand ... Bill Hauk
Victoria Justice ... Kathy Weider
DJ Qualls ... Michael Steere
Steve Guttenberg ... Louis Weider
Aneurin Barnard ... Ben Weider
Max Martini ... Jerry George
Tom Arnold ... Roy Hawkins
Robert Forster ... Joe 2008
Diane Sorrentino ... Kate
Billy Reilich ... Reg Park
Nadine Lewington ... Anna Wieder
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Storyline

The inspirational story of iconic brothers Joe and Ben Weider, who are the fathers of the fitness movement. They battled extreme poverty, antisemitism and the medical community itself to launch an empire. Along the way, they discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger and founded bodybuilding as a sport. It's a rags-to-riches story of epic proportions. Written by Steve Lee Jones

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some suggestive content and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bigger See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In an October 2017 article on al.com, columnist Bob Carlton reported that Birmingham filming locations for this movie, included the Alabama Theatre (a restored 1920s movie palace), the Lyric Theatre (a restored 1910s vaudeville theater), and Temple Emanu-El (a Reform Jewish synagogue built in 1889). Another theater used was the historic "Little Theater" at Samford University. See more »

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