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  • Actors: Christopher Bell, Mark Bell, Mike Bell, Christian Boeving, Floyd Landis
  • Directors: Christopher Bell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B7CNW4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,267 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" on IMDb

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When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes? From the producers of Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 comes a powerful new documentary that unflinchingly explores steroid use in the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world: America.

Customer Reviews

Very funny and very well done.
L. Cendejas
A challenging, very interesting documentary that is both personal and about societal issues.
K. Gordon
A good buy, because you're friends will borrow it.
D. Evans

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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By thornhillatthemovies.com VINE VOICE on July 7, 2008
Format: DVD
"Bigger, Stronger, Faster", the new documentary from Chris Bell, and produced by many of the people who have worked on Michael Moore's documentaries, is a very entertaining, level-handed look at the use of steroids in America.

"Bigger" is better than your average documentary for two key reasons. Chris Bell is a likable, very real guy and he guides us through this maze of information much like he probably learned about it in the first place, giving us an in depth look into the use of steroids and how they have affected both the practice and perception of sports in America, and to a lesser extent, the world.

The second, and perhaps more important reason this film sticks out is because it comes from a personal place in Chris' life. As he quickly explains during the beginning of the film, he was the middle of three children, all boys, who grew up with a loving, overweight mother and a loving, but busy with work father. In an attempt to stand out from the rest of the kids, each of the brothers decides to take up weight lifting and try to become famous as wrestlers, hoping to follow the likes of their heroes, Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger into the limelight. They each transform their chubby bodies into bulky muscle powerhouses, but the fame is still fleeting.

Chris' older brother, Mark, actually makes it into the WWE, but his role is that of the guy who always gets beaten up by the more powerful and more famous wrestlers. He doesn't last long. So he starts to take steroids.

Chris decides the way to make it into the limelight is to move to Southern California, to be closer to the action, and the auditions.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By K. Swanson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 22, 2010
Format: DVD
3.8 stars

Chris Bell succeeds here when he keeps things personal. Describing his youthful worship of Ahnold and Sly, talking with his brothers about their steroid use, detailing the collapse of his dream of moving to Cali and becoming a champion lifter. But as the movie goes on, the increasingly obvious pro-steroid slant skews what seemed like objectivity to the point that by the end, one wonders which steroid manufacturers helped finance this film.

The nadir is the "Steroids 101" section, wherein Bell attempts to seem unbiased and present just the facts, ma'am. Yes, your testes shrink while using...but they grow back when you stop! Yes, women's reproductive systems change...but it...uh...it...umm, well they may not return to normal. But on to the next, positive point! It's moments like this, glossing over the many physiological negatives of artificially bombarding your body with many times its natural production of hormones, that ultimately derail this film.

Bell seems balanced for a while, then his weird, subtly expressed regret over not taking juice earlier in his career kicks in and he becomes a cheerleader for 'roids, interviewing only doctors who are on the fence, and ignoring the many who could show the other side. Any serious juicehead will tell you that to counteract the many side-effects of 'roids, a ton of other chemicals must be taken to protect the liver and various other body parts that go into crisis in the unnatural roided-up state. How can that be healthy?

But Bell seems content with the argument, expressed by many pro athletes here, that "everyone's doing them, so to compete, I must too".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 21, 2009
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This movie cuts through the common misconceptions of steroid use and shows the true effects and side-effects of the drug, the supplement industry, and the culture that surrounds it. The filmmaker does a great job of presenting the facts and leaving the conclusions up to the viewer. As such, you will see people that think that this is a pro-steroid movie because it debunks the various prevarications of the anti-steroid crowd; and you will see people that think this is an anti-steroid movie because its use is neither glorified nor advocated.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By President Kang on October 8, 2008
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I wanted to see this film ever since it got outstanding reviews during its theatrical run. Unfortunately, that theatrical run did not include my town. However, when I watched the dvd, I found that the reviews did not do this film justice.
Chris Bell's film blows away anything that Michael Moore puts out for the reason that even though Bell is against steroids, he realizes that there is a huge gray area with this subject (as there is with almost any topic). Bell points out (rightly so), that performance enchancing drugs are a way of life in just about any walk of life, and that the majority of steroid users are the average Joes wanting to look better, not athletes. He also points out that for all the ranting and raving about the dangers of steroids, alcohol and tobacco abuse count for way more illness and death than do the abuse of steroids. These are fine points that are never brought up by Congress or the mainstream press.
The best part of the film has to go to Bell's delving into why people feel the need to use performance enhancing drugs. The answer? The strong love of a winner found in society. Like I said earlier, this film is even better than the positive reviews it is receiving, and I would put it right up there with "Super-Size Me" as one of the better documentaries released recently. Do yourself a favor and pick this film up - you won't regret it.
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