Pumping Iron (1976)
1 Sheet Movie Poster
- Style A
Dimension: 27" x 41"
- One Sheet
- Style A
This is an original SS or single-sided one sheet movie poster
that has printing on the front side only.
This movie art item is an authentic original piece. Original movie art items are valued by
collectors worldwide and can increase in value over time.
Pumping Iron is a 1977 docudrama about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia
bodybuilding competition. Released by George Butler's company Cinegate, the film
focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his competitors, Lou Ferrigno and Franco
Columbu. The documentary was co-directed by Robert Fiore and George Butler. It
was based on the book of the same name by Charles Gaines and George Butler
(Simon and Schuster, 1974).
Pumping Iron documents, and to some extent dramatises, what is commonly referred
to as "The Golden Age" of bodybuilding, a time when mass and size mattered less,
and symmetry and definition of the body was preferred. The documentary follows
the two main bodybuilding competitions, the IFBB Mr. Universe (for amateurs) and
the Mr. Olympia (for professionals) in Pretoria, South Africa. Though the
documentary focuses on Schwarzenegger, many notable bodybuilders make
appearances, including Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, Mike Mentzer, Robby
Robinson, Mike Katz, Albert Beckles, Ken Waller, Frank Zane, Paul Grant, Ed
Corney, Serge Nubret, Paul Grant and Danny Padilla — all talented champions in
their own rights. Ed Corney appeared on the front dust jacket of the
hardcover edition of the book and the front of the softcover version, as well as
on the poster for the movie.
The film was re-released on DVD in 2003 for the 25th Anniversary of the
original. The DVD featured behind the scenes footage and recent interviews with
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Franco Columbu,
Mike Katz, Serge Nubret, Roger Callard, Victoria Ferrigno, Joe Weider, Ken
Waller; Director: George Butler, Robert Fiore