The Hustler of Muscle Beach


A slick promoter in the bodybuilding subculture of Venice Beach, California, finds what he considers a diamond in the rough: a dedicated but somewhat mentally challenged young man who wants to win bodybuilding championships, but needs some help and direction--and the promoter thinks he's just the one to do it.

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  1. David Smilow


  2. Jonathan Kaplan


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  1. Joe Santos

    Joe Santos

    Barry Layton

  2. Kay Lenz

    Kay Lenz

    Jenny O'Rourke

  3. Jeanette Nolan

    Jeanette Nolan

    Rose MacIntosh

  4. Jack Carter

    Jack Carter


  5. Veronica Hamel

    Veronica Hamel

    Sheila Dodge

  6. Kenneth McMillan

    Kenneth McMillan

    Joseph Demec

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

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  • May 16, 1980



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