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.


Louie Psihoyos


Shannon Kornelsen (Co-writer), Mark Monroe | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Wilks James Wilks ... Self - Narrator
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Self
Patrik Baboumian ... Self
Dotsie Bausch Dotsie Bausch ... Self
Tia Blanco Tia Blanco ... Self
Nimai Delgado Nimai Delgado ... Self
Rip Esselstyn Rip Esselstyn ... Self
Kendrick Farris Kendrick Farris ... Self
Mischa Janiec Mischa Janiec ... Self (as Mischa Janeic)
Bryant Jennings Bryant Jennings ... Self
Scott Jurek Scott Jurek ... Self
Damien Mander Damien Mander ... Self
Morgan Mitchell Morgan Mitchell ... Self
Lucious Smith Lucious Smith ... Self
Griff Whalen Griff Whalen ... Self


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 Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.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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There is a podcast episode of the Joe Rogan Experience that breaks down supposed inaccuracies in this documentary. In December 2019 James Wilks went on Joe Rogan's show and responded to the criticism and debated Chris Kresser for 4 hours. Joe Rogan was so impressed he said he's considering taking the original show with Kresser offline. See more »


Arnold Schwarzenegger: Say hey, why don't you try, once a week, just chill it with the meat.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 17 April 2018 (2018) See more »

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Great Doc that got bombarded by Joe Rogan mob
12 December 2019 | by felix-krelSee all my reviews

Just wanted to inform that the rush in 1 star ratings came from a recent joe rogan ep.

The producer of this doc since came to a debate on joe rogan and defended his claims, to my opinion very calmly

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