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No Pain, No Gain (2004)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with ...See moreThe story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural science instead of steroids. Far from home, he's confronted by a gym culture of freaks, juicers and Hollywood wannabes. As he pursues his dream, he's also persecuted by the world's largest sports nutrition company, an entity that's hell-bent on destroying him. Against all odds, the honest and driven bodybuilder resolves to win the prestigious "Mr. West Coast" competition as a way to prove himself and his ideas to the world. Written by Jodi Baum, Samuel Turcotte, Mark O'Bryan See less
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Jodi Lane Baum (screenplay) | Samuel Turcotte (screenplay) (story) | Darryl Wimberley (story)
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Jesus Carrera (as Chuy Carrera)
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Dec 3, 2005 (United States)
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Gus Malliarodakis
Mike Zorillo Mike Zorillo   See fewer
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Dennis Newman
Jake Steel Jake Steel   See fewer
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Crystal Rivers Crystal Rivers   See fewer
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Joe Hursley
Zigbar Miekbach Zigbar Miekbach   See fewer
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Don Phillips Jr.
Dr. Martin Rabeau, PhD (as Don 'Deke' Phillips Jr.) Dr. Martin Rabeau, PhD (as Don 'Deke' Phillips Jr.)   See fewer
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4.4 / 10 | 3,381 votes