“I haven’t seen anything like it since Pumping Iron…It’s unreal.”
– Chris Cormier
From a tough neighbourhood in Palm Springs to the biggest stages in the sport, Chris Cormier carved out a career in the ’90s golden age of bodybuilding, competing against some of the best of all time.
In his career, Cormier competed in more than 70 pro shows, but only once placed outside the top 10, including a record six consecutive second place titles at the Arnold Classic. He was renowned for his unique posing routines — and just as renowned for his hard-partying lifestyle. Did he sacrifice success on the bodybuilding stage for the lure of drugs, women and money — or was he one of the hardest working bodybuilders of his era who never got his due?
Through exclusive interviews with major players themselves and including never-before-seen footage, Chris Cormier: I Am the Real Deal is a no holds-barred look at a career of triumph and despair, filled with huge successes and massive failures, both personal and professional, making his story one of the most compelling in the history of bodybuilding.
Featuring interviews with:
Chris Cormier, Flex Wheeler, Rico McClinton, Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, Jay Cutler, Dorian Yates, Dexter Jackson, Peter McGough, Roelly Winklaar, Tony Doherty, Josh Lenartowicz, Mike Christian, Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney, Robby Robinson, Lee Priest.
Exclusive Gary Phillips Stage Photography gallery of Cormier’s career
Bonus footage contained on disc
Runtime 103 minutes
Colour Full HD
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9