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The Game Changers (2018)

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A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

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Louie Psihoyos

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Shannon Kornelsen (Co-writer), Mark Monroe | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Wilks James Wilks ... Himself - Narrator
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Patrik Baboumian ... Himself
Dotsie Bausch Dotsie Bausch ... Herself
Tia Blanco Tia Blanco ... Herself
Nimai Delgado Nimai Delgado ... Himself
Rip Esselstyn Rip Esselstyn ... Himself
Kendrick Farris Kendrick Farris ... Himself
Mischa Janiec Mischa Janiec ... Himself (as Mischa Janeic)
Bryant Jennings Bryant Jennings ... Himself
Scott Jurek Scott Jurek ... Himself
Damien Mander Damien Mander ... Himself
Morgan Mitchell Morgan Mitchell ... Herself
Lucious Smith Lucious Smith ... Himself
Griff Whalen Griff Whalen ... Himself
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The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet - and it's backed by them too - with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks - elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter - as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

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Fueled by the Truth

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16 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Has come in for repeated criticism from the nutritionist community for misrepresenting evidence and presenting poorly researched evidence as fact. See more »

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Well-written, inspiring and entertaning
23 September 2019 | by DennisLaursen89See all my reviews

I've watched a lot og documentaries that advocate for plant-based food, who twist the facts to be more, convincing... Not that they are directly wrong, but this twist of facts can make them appear manipulative, and therefore less trustworthy, which moves focus from the core point. But "The Game Changers" does not make this mistake. The Game Changers do not manipulate or twist facts, it does not judge. It simply presents the facts as they are. And not only that. This documentary is well written, and are more entertaining than some movies that I've watched. It's inspiring, well-told and funny.

So, if you look for a documentary which present the advantage of plant-based diet, especially in a sport/athletic perspective, in an objective and sober way, this is the documentary to go for.


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