The 500-Pound Jerk


1h 30m 1973

Brief Synopsis

An ad-man's dreams of grooming a gentle hillbilly giant into an overnight weight-lifting champion, have him win a gold medal, and then endorse a breakfast cereal are shattered when his protege falls in love with a petite Russian gymnast and almost ignites an international incident.

Film Details

Also Known As
500-Pound Jerk
Release Date
1973

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

An ad-man's dreams of grooming a gentle hillbilly giant into an overnight weight-lifting champion, have him win a gold medal, and then endorse a breakfast cereal are shattered when his protege falls in love with a petite Russian gymnast and almost ignites an international incident.

Film Details

Also Known As
500-Pound Jerk
Release Date
1973

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States January 2, 1973