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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 Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.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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Language:

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16 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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$739,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$897,992
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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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Finally, a big budget for vegans!
17 September 2019 | by phelana01See all my reviews

This movie was entertaining, informative (if you've never studies plant based diets that is, otherwise no real new thoughts here) and reconfirmed what most vegans already know. Interesting that the move only looked at plant based diets from the perspective of the human. A little from the perspective of the planet but none from the perspective of the animal!! Trust me, animals want you to be vegan!! For most vegans I know the cruelty free aspect is a huge reason they are vegan!! The way animals are treated, processed and slaughtered is a horror beyond most of our imaginations. Paul Mc Cartney says "if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian". Driving alongside a truck hauling livestock to slaughter is the saddest thing you can run across on the open road. There were a few comments about this along the way in the film but just as side notes. It mostly focuses on the health benefits of a plant based diet. Probably they didn't want to alienate our meat eating brethren but to gently nudge them just to even thinking about being vegan. Even if only one day a week - like meatless Mondays. They also didn't even acknowledge the amount of chemicals in meat nowadays. The hormones, antibiotics, mysterious carcinogens etc make our meat pretty much toxic just because of that! Why do so many young men develop breasts these days?? Or young girls of 12 or 15 have enormous breasts?? Yeah, meat is full of all these chemicals. Based on that alone I wouldn't eat it. My breasts are big enough thank you. That aspect of meat was not even mentioned. It's as if they wanted to keep the narrative positive, human focused, not fanatic but enthusiastic. Kind of like a high end 2 hour commercial for vegans. My only issue really was that everyone in the theater was probably vegan already. This movie should be shown in elementary schools to kids who already are grossed out by meat and meat products. But are forced to eat it because it's 'good for you'.


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