From Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream. —IMDb
Watching this along with it's (25th anniversary) making of doc "Raw Iron" really gives you a three-dimensional insight into this world and (from the latter) into documentary film making in general.
Una de las primeras aparicioners en pantalla del futuro "astro" cinematografico y racista gobernador de California Arnold Schwarzenegger, en un documental que muestra los entretelones de la edición de 1975 del famoso concurso creado por Joe Weider, "Mr. Olympia". Para asiduos lectores de revistas tipo "Muscle & Fitness" (y uno que otro puñal) este material debe resultar fascinante. Los demás, mejor vean otra cosa.