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Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Rating:PG-13 (for thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent images)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:May 30, 2008
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Chris Bell
Director:Chris Bell
Producer:Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawady, Jim Czarnecki
Writer:Chris Bell, Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawady
Distributor:Magnolia

Description: In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. We reward speed, size and above all else: winning--at sport, at business and at war. Metaphorically, we are a nation on steroids. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" explores our win-at-all-cost culture through the lens of a personal journey. It is a collision of pop culture, animated sequences and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym rats. At its heart, this is the story of director Christopher Bell and his two brothers, who grew up idolizing muscular giants like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and who went on to become members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes?

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