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Andre the Giant (2018)

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A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

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Credited cast:
Cary Elwes ... Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself
Robin Wright ... Herself
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Rob Reiner ... Himself
Shane McMahon ... Himself
Hulk Hogan ... Himself
André the Giant ... Andre the Giant (archive footage)
Roddy Piper ... Rowdy Roddy Piper (archive footage)
Cyndi Lauper ... Herself (archive footage)
Jesse Ventura ... Jesse Ventura (archive footage)
David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage)
Randy Savage ... Macho Man Randy Savage (archive footage)
Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Uecker ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

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10 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cary Elwes: That's the first question they ask me, wasn't it fun to go drinking with Andre. Cause they think of him as this legendary drinker and they think it's funny, but in fact he drank because he was in pain. And I asked him one day and he explained to me that his spine and his neck and his knees gave him lots of trouble.
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A well done and informative look at an icon a humble and gentle freak of a giant!
12 April 2018 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Always was a pro wrestling fan grew up with it in the 1980's during it's height of fame. And all of us remember and were thrilled with the 8th wonder of the world the one and only "Andre the Giant"! And this new "HBO" doc is wonderful and great as it tells of his upbringing and rapid growth in a small French town. And the stories of how "Andre" started his journey to the ring, finally breaking into the "North America" circuit during the days of regional and territorial wrestling.

As the doc showed it was in the early 80's when Vince McMahon took over the then "WWF" and would expand it nationwide with the use of cable TV by putting it on the "USA Network". This prime exposure helped "Andre" grow into a superstar and household name. Also along with his feud with star "Hulk Hogan" helped put the giant on the map and his popularity would grow as even movie roles became available.

Also shown and seen was the pain and sorrow that "Andre" faced due to his size like knee injuries, and his body was slowly breaking down due to his size as common things like sitting, sleeping, and travel was such a challenge due to his freak size, plus he was a food and alcohol freak! The highlights and footage is classic and revealing interviews are given from "Hulk Hogan", "Ric Flair", and "Vince McMahon" as they remember the good times and were sad and emotionally touched by his tragic downfall at the end. Overall this is one doc to watch if your a classic wrestling fan as it's a historical tribute to an icon and liked legend who was special for being different and being himself by being the one and only giant and that was "Andre"


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