Calum Von Moger: Unbroken (2019) Movie Script

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-[man 1] Dude!
-[man 2] Dude.
[man 1] Fuck! He's massive, man!
Look at his legs!
[Miguel] I think Calum is very genuine,
even with all this exposure, fame.
It's never gotten to him.
He's always been very humble.
You got to do the front
double bars, all right?
Let's have you put them up there, man.
-[man 1] Hold on.
-[man 2] Yeah!
[man 1] What the fuck?
[man 3] You're the best, Calum.
[man 4] Love you, Calum.
[indecipherable shouting]
-Yeah, Team Von Moger!
-Fuck Bradley!
This is the...
You expect me to jump, right?
[man] All through the way.
[Calum] I gotta do what?
[man] You'll hit bottom
with all that muscle.
No look.
[man] Get up.
[cameraman] I hear you brought
a friend to the gym.
Oh yeah. This is my buddy Chris.
-[man 2] Chris Bumstead.
-New friends.
How is the pump coming along?
As the shirt says?
Filthy. Very Filthy.
And if it's not filthy, I'll just go
outside, grab some dirt and just rub it.
So it looks filthy.
[cameraman] So what's the plan here?
I don't even really know.
You know?
You hear about the crazy Calum
and his adventures,
and first thing we do,
he wants me to--
he wants to try and curl like
four hundred pounds or something.
But I'm open to try
anything once.
So, we're going to put some
plates on the bar and see where it goes.
[cameraman] Do you feel confident?
[cameraman] You got
eight plates on this bloody thing.
That was not very confident.
-Are you confident? Yeah.
We'll give it a try.
So we each go... we go, we go up?
I'm going to go one,
two, three...
On three?
[Calum] On three: one,
two and then three, lift.
Three lift, okay.
-Ready? One, two, okay.
-And get back swing, too.
One, two, three.
Try once more. One, two...
-Did you feel that?
-[Chris] No. You good? Are you good?
[Chris] Injury from the game.
-Breathe. Breathe.
-I'll catch you later.
See ya bicep.
-Yeah, it's game over.
-[man] Need some ice?
Yeah, I felt it.
It felt like it popped.
Sounded like a pop and a jolt.
It's like [buzzing].
It hurts all the way up here.
[man] Can you do like this?
No, it hurts, man.
[woman] Are you calling slate?
[Vlad] Everybody set?
[woman] Yes.
All right. Calum, how much
weight you think you lost
from these injuries
overall, you think?
Uh, about up to like 40, 50 pounds,
This year was the most
challenging, the most difficult.
I got these terrible injuries,
the house, the fires,
so many things that are trying
to unsettle me and knock me off my feet.
it's either gonna make you or break you.
[timer bell chiming]
[Calum] There's like two girls
in the rooms as well.
They're asleep, fast asleep.
I got approached by Steve Jones
who is a producer making a movie
based off the lives of the
Weider brothers, Joe and Ben Weider.
So he asked me
to play young Arnold.
So I decided to take that on and
that's due to start filming in November.
Yeah, it's just--
I gotta do the voice lessons
and get my lines down
and see how we go.
Look at this.
I haven't really had a chance to practice
'cause I've just had
heaps of stuff going on
and people over and I haven't even
had a chance to look at the script yet.
So we'll see.
I wish I could have done
zoology and university
but I wasn't really academic
at school. Didn't study enough.
So I just went into the workforce
and just started picking up jobs.
And when I was working with the
outdoor adventure tour guide,
all the kids and stuff used to call me
like "Arnie" or "Buffman,"
and all these different nicknames.
[Anna] You and I were
both not fit to drive home
so James was nominated
as the driver to take us home.
I had a friend walk into
the GNC I was working at.
He had this idea of making a
little motivational YouTube video.
That kind of blew up
and then all of a sudden
I had a lot of interest from
supplement companies in the U.S.
reaching out to me and even
wanting to manage me and things like that.
So I just went with everything.
They actually flew me
out to the States
to negotiate contracts
and all that sort of stuff.
I had no idea what I was doing.
I had no idea how to look at a contract.
But, you know, I walked the
tight rope and just figured it out.
Ended up getting a visa
and the sponsorship and started.
Coming over here was
a shock at the start.
Getting a car, getting an apartment,
living around other people.
I had to, like, kind of
slow down talking.
Americans don't pick up
all the lingo straight up.
The slang's a bit different,
but it was exciting and fun.
But I think Australia
is a more beautiful place.
From where I grew up, the beaches
and stuff was nicer than here, I think.
Oh, my turn.
-Fifty back.
-He cut ya.
-He cut ya.
-He cut me, he did, too.
-[Calum] Yeah.
-[Ingrid] Ow!
[Calum giggles]
[Calum] It's the right card, you idiot.
[Ingrid] As a child, uncomplicated.
You were just easy-going and you'd follow
your brothers and follow the animals.
Animals were always
a part of Calum's life.
-[Calum] Yeah.
-[Ingrid] Always.
[birds chirping]
[movie film whirring]
[Calum] I was born in
Castlemaine in Central Victoria.
And I lived there on a little farm for the
first nine years, eight years of my life.
Growing up was just,
you know, the usual stuff.
Catching chickens
in the backyard.
You know, going over to my
mate's place, jumping these dams.
All the outdoorsy type of stuff.
We had a very strict
routine growing up.
You know, we had to wake up and polish
our shoes, comb our hair over to the side,
and, you know, we all would sit
down and have breakfast together.
Mom would make our lunches.
You know, we'd go to school.
We have to wear a little tie...
and a uniform.
Went to a very small school.
It was just three other kids
in my E level at that school.
And the school
was an old church.
So, it wasn't much, you know,
to begin with.
And then we moved to the coast.
Moved out to Anglesea when I was
about eight years old.
And growing up down
there was awesome.
With my mates when I was older
we'd go to the beach every weekend
or after school, run down to the beach,
go to the surf club,
go to the gym, do our little workouts,
run down to the shops,
eat heaps of food.
It was just a great
kind of a place to grow up.
There's a lot of coastline to do a
lot of, you know, fishing and swimming
and stuff like that.
So we would always find
ways to entertain ourselves, you know.
Most of it revolved around
jumping off piers into water.
Had a pretty kind
of rascally childhood.
Were you like at Daredevil
when you were little?
Like, you know, do like stunts
and stuff like that?
[Calum] Um, not so much of a Daredevil,
just trying to keep up with my
older brothers or my friends or,
you know, just getting, kind of,
doing dares I guess a little bit. Yeah.
Were your parents strict
when you were growing up?
Yeah. Yeah. I would say
they were pretty strict.
They disciplined us all
if we stepped out of line.
You know, there's six of us
so there's not a lot of patience.
I got one little sister
and I got four brothers.
And my oldest brother
is six years older than me.
He was kind of quieter.
He wasn't too much
of a troublemaker.
That's Marlon. Then Harley's
a year younger than Marlon
and then Alex is about
two years older than me.
So I used to kick around
trying to keep up with him.
So a lot of stuff that
he got into, I'd get into.
You know, boxing, bodybuilding.
And then there's my little
brother and my little sister.
Eddie's like five years
younger than me.
So he was, you know,
he'd try and keep up with us boys as well.
Oh my gosh.
Walter. He was dad's
favorite son.
My brother taught me about that
word when I was younger, integrity.
I remember having
a lesson in the garage.
And he taught me what that word
meant at a young age, which was useful,
and it's helped me all the
way through up until now.
My brand is my name and myself.
My merchandise line, it's mostly
just training gear, training apparel.
It's a really cool, unique way to
connect with the fans and the followers.
It's all got kind of
a meaning behind it.
It's not just anything. It's like it
will be catchphrases or things that I say.
Or things that relate with me
or my background or anything like that.
There's so many
different parts to it.
There's like the supplements, there's
the clothing, there's the competitions,
there's social media.
You know, expos, it's hard to see
where they're going.
I remember when they were huge.
When I first started going to them,
they were a lot of fun.
But how many times
do people go to expos?
I guess, you know, there's always
gonna be younger generations upcoming...
The very first one I remember.
I remember just having a little line,
and then in few years,
there's crazy lines.
And I appreciate it so much.
I really do.
To see all those people who've looked up
to me or they've taken something
or I've affected them or helped with
their training or they've been inspired
or I made them feel better
or whatever.
That's a very special thing and then
every time I hear their little story
or they tell me something
then there's a little connection.
And I can say hey,
they took a little piece out of me
and they got something out of it
and I helped them and that is satisfying
for me to see other people
having those good experiences.
Sometimes your just gonna have
complete strangers you never knew
or heard of and they're nicer than
the people you know.
So there's a lot of good
things out there.
There are a lot of good people out
there and you just got to sift through.
You just got to take all the good and
discard all whatever bad, negative stuff.
Just forget it.
My first competition, I did the under 19s
or the teenage A&B Championships,
Victorian Championships.
That was my first ever show.
I won that one.
That was a lot of fun.
Probably one of my favorite
shows, you know, my first one there.
So I went on to the bigger shows
in the WFF and the NABBA
and then ended up doing
the Mr. Universe shows, too.
I think one of the beautiful things about
doing these shows
was the opportunity to travel.
I always wanted to explore.
I always wanted to see the world.
And it was great
that I could do that,
at the same time as, you know,
doing something that I love.
So I always made time after
every single Universe show
to go and explore a little bit of,
you know, the area--
Europe, Italy, Spain,
France, wherever it was.
At that stage,
everything was paid for out of the pocket.
I had to live.
I had to earn money
to feed myself.
I was doing two other jobs, three
other jobs just to make the ends meet.
So just to survive, but yes.
So I couldn't put everything
into bodybuilding
because I had to focus on
life as well.
My first job I had when
I was twelve years old,
stacking shelves at a local
grocery store, caf.
Yeah, I had a bunch of jobs.
I've worked at a butcher's supermarket.
I've worked in daycare,
like in after school care.
Then I got a job painting,
building, landscaping.
I was an outdoor adventure
tour guide for a few years.
You know, mountain bike riding, canoeing
with school groups and stuff like that.
Even when I was landscaping,
I would start at 7:30 in the morning
it'd be... all the tools, digging holes
and trenches all day.
I'd be wrecked out there.
And at the end of the day,
I'd still go to the gym and train.
No matter how fucked I was,
I would still do it, you know.
It was hard to be a bodybuilder,
doing manual labor.
For a long time it was very
hard to gain weight.
Right, it was hard to build muscle.
Yeah, yeah.
Then mum, believe it or not,
she didn't like me going to the gym,
instead of doing homework,
You know,
I'd be there after school.
So she was against it.
She didn't like me growing my muscles big.
She was a model in her day.
So she liked slim and elegant,
you know, probably a more cross-fit look
but I was not into that at all.
It kind of pushed me to do
even more, like, she was against it.
So I just wanted to do it even more
because you naturally rebel
when you're a teenager.
So I started winning some shows
and started doing really well
and she kind of swung around.
See you later... [indistinct]
-You coming?
Caffeine. Nothing, nothing has
really stopped me from feeling tired.
But it's all right.
It's almost 11:30.
I'm just waiting for a dialect
coach to help with my
Arnold Schwarzenegger accent.
[Skype call]
[in funny voice]
-[Victoria] Hello.
-Hi. How are you?
Hi! Great. Thanks. How's it going?
It's been a bit of a crazy week but,
yeah, so...
-[Victoria] Okay, cool.
-...but anyway.
Well, just to give you a kind of
insight as to what's happening here
-in regards to me as the coach.
When I working with everybody else it's
different with them than it is for you...
-...when I'm working because
their character's voices aren't as well
known as Arnold Schwarzenegger's.
-So the pressure's...
the pressure is not as great with them
as obviously--
It has to be an authentic dialect
whether that dialect may bend.
With you, because it's
Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice,
we have to like...
-Nail it, yeah.
-We have to get it dead on.
Which is kind of why I am a little
bit more like:
"I got to work with Calum,
-I got to work with Calum," because...
-Yeah, yeah, okay.
...I like what you said before,
"It's not an impersonation.
-It's the voice of..."
-It's the voice...
So let's just listen to him a little bit
to get you in the mind, you know,
-to get it, to get the sound going.
-Okay, yeah. That'll help, yeah.
Hear this.
[Arnold] Steroids are taken eight
to nine to ten weeks before competition.
It's not a healthy thing
but it's being used.
-[man] Did you take them?
-[Arnold] I take them.
I took them, yeah,
up until the competition.
-[Victoria] All right. Let's hear it.
-[Calum] Okay.
All right, scene 101.
[clears his throat]
"Maybe I'll let him wipe my ass."
"Maybe I'll let him wipe my ass."
My voice is a bit croaky
because it's like, hang on...
Yeah, my voice-- it's like--
I have a tired voice right now,
it's, like, croaky from the expo.
But I hope it doesn't--
-Does it affect a little bit?
It sounds a bit different?
[Victoria] Um, keep drinking
the water. Um...
I think what will help you is
I want you to play this back.
-The video that I've sent you.
I want you to stop and start it because
you got such a good ear.
-That's you're way into this voice here.
-Yeah, okay.
So, let's shy away from the script
for a second.
-Yeah. Play the video.
-Stop and start it and stop it
-and repeat, next sentence.
Repeat, next sentence
to get you into that voice.
Yeah. Okay.
[Arnold] The greatest feeling
you can get in a gym,
or the most satisfying feeling
you can--
[with Arnold's accent] "The greatest
feeling you can get in a gym
or the most satisfying feeling you can get
in the gym
is the pump.
Like your skin is going
to explode in a minute.
You get that really tight feeling like
somebody is blowing air into the muscle.
Tight feeling like somebody
blowing air into the muscle.
Blowing air into the muscle.
Somebody blowing
air into the muscle.
Blowing air into the muscle."
[Arnold] Somebody
blowing air into--
"Somebody blowing
air into the muscle."
"It's like somebody blowing air--
blowing, blowing air into the muscle."
[Victoria] Muscle, muscle, yeah.
"Tight feeling it's like somebody
blowing air into the muscle."
[overlapping Arnold's voice] I mean I like
getting the feeling of coming in the gym.
I'm getting the feeling
of coming at home.
I'm getting the feeling of coming
backstage when I pump up
when I pose up in front of five thousand
people. I get the same feeling.
So, I'm coming day and night.
Oh it's terrific, right?
So, you know, I'm in heaven.
I've always known it line for line.
It's bad.
[overlapping Arnold's voice]
I mean it's terrific, right?
[Arnold] So, you know, I'm in heaven.
[with Arnold's accent]
"So, you know, I'm in heaven."
Oh my gosh, he's a freak.
[Victoria] "Can you believe
how much I am in heaven?"
"So, can you believe
how much I am in heaven?"
"So, can you believe
how much I am in heaven?"
He really pronounced
the "I am."
-He really separated those two words.
-[Victoria] Exactly.
"So, can you believe how much
I am in heaven?"
[Arnold] So, can you believe
how much I am in heaven?
"So, can you believe how
much I am in heaven?"
-[Victoria] Heaven.
[Arnold] And when it comes to the day
of the contest, I'm his father.
There's something going on here.
-You know, um...
-Yeah. Okay.
I've seen you do it.
It's, it's brilliant.
Um, that's where we've got to...
we've got to be able to try and find that.
And then all we'll do when
we're on set together is polish up.
Hey, Calum, do you remember
we were just doing--
Tweak this bit here.
Don't forget this bit here.
-You've all got it.
I'll just coach you on the things
that we've got in the back...
-Yeah, okay. Yeah. know?
Um, I can't stress that enough.
So I will give you-- I will be as flexible
as I possibly can be with my time.
-Sounds good. Yeah, yeah.
-All right? Sounds like fun?
Sounds good. Yeah, great.
-Okay. Fantastic.
-All right.
-Thank you very much, Victoria.
-Get some rest.
Thanks for your time.
I will. Yeah, yeah.
And I'll touch base tomorrow morning.
And we'll just, take it, yeah,
take it from there.
-That will be good. Okay.
-Perfect. All right.
Thanks, Victoria.
Have a great day.
Okay. We'll talk soon.
-Cheers. Bye.
-Okay. Bye.
[ends Skype call]
Okay... [sighs]
Oh my gosh, it's like two--
uh... just over--
a little bit after two weeks.
So I have two weeks to--
I don't even know all the lines.
I don't-- like, I don't
know them off by heart.
And I haven't got the accent.
So, I have two weeks.
I hate to disappoint.
That's what I hate the most is
when someone is disappointed.
I hate disappointing people.
I'm used to winging
a lot of stuff.
Okay, I really am.
I'm used to not really--
like, with extreme focus
but without the preparation.
Sometimes, and I've
done that with a lot of stuff.
Okay, I wouldn't know
or I haven't got the...
patience or something to study
or research or understand something
but I want to perform.
You know, I only have two weeks.
I've got this expo this weekend.
During the next week I'm
trying to keep it open so I can practice.
And then I have another--
I fly to Brisbane, do another expo,
and then I have a few
appearances, a few things to do.
It's good. And then I just go
to New Zealand and another expo.
So, the timing is a bit hard.
But, I can't make an excuse.
It's just-- it is what it is,
just have to work around it.
I'll eat this peanut slab
and go to bed.
[clock ticking]
[man] But you couldn't pull this with
Franco because Franco's pretty smart.
[overlapping Arnold's voice] "Franco's
pretty smart but Franco's a child.
And when it comes to the day
of the contest, I'm his father.
He comes to me for advices.
So it's not that hard for me
to give him...
the wrong advices."
[laughs] Cheeky devil.
Ah jeez, let me
write this down, like Vicki said.
[Victoria] Hey, Calum.
Thanks for recording that.
So, listen back to the
dialect there... open up a little bit
in "Franco," "child," "smart,"
those kind of sounds.
If you play your line back up to
"child" and then play his up to "child,"
and then keep going back and
forth, you'll notice the difference there.
And then the hesitation
sound, "uh."
And you can see his's sounds a little bit
more open and yours is a little tighter
and then he has a little
splashiness at the end of "and", and...
[Calum] I will practice as
soon as I get back.
Right... I have to go from--
have to go to...
different Calum.
I have to turn into expert Cal.
I need to-- I need energies.
I need the energies
for the children.
Little child. Little child at the expos.
And I have to coordinate
everyone else, too.
So that they can come.
[imitates exploding sound]
My head's going to pop.
Where's the AC?
I'm gonna turn it on.
Jeans, jeans, jeans, jeans, jeans,
shorts, shorts...
Give a little...
Right in the face.
Brush the fangs.
Okay, I got to work out from
10:30 to 11:30 at the Muscle Beach.
Then be back...
expo from 11:30 to 1:30
and then 3:30 to 5.
So, come check it out.
I hope to see you there.
Catch you later.
[stewardess] On behalf of
Captain Jason Stooges and your crew
we'd like to thank you for
traveling with Regional Express today.
Looking forward to your
company when you next choose to fly.
[Calum] I never wanted to be, like,
a slave to social media and to my phone
and just be constantly thinking
what am I gonna put out.
What content? Like constantly thinking
what am I gonna feed the audience?
And then for a long
time I was doing that.
I was like, okay, you know, I was under
pressure, like, what do I do?
It was good because that's how you
grow your platforms and stuff like that.
It definitely helped,
but then I realized that I'm kind of
missing out on reality.
I'm missing out on life. I'm, like, not
seeing what's going on in front of me.
I'm not doing what
I exactly want to do.
So you're stuck in this,
you know, social media world.
Aw, aw.
You don't want me to go?
Don't want to go?
I love fishing. I love animals.
I love outdoor activities.
You know, skateboarding.
all that stuff.
Anything that's kind of--
I'm a bit of a thrill-seeker,
you know? I like...
I like that sort of stuff.
I'm a bit of an
adrenaline junkie.
Too cute.
What's that?
It's a bubble, it really is.
And once you pop the bubble,
once you get out of that one,
oh you feel so much better.
You-- there's no pressure,
you don't give a shit about trolls,
don't care about the haters,
there's nothing that can affect you.
It's your-- you're immune to it,
you know.
Anyone could say anything;
it doesn't bother me because
that's all on social media.
It's all, you know, it's there,
it's stuck in one place.
So it doesn't affect
me at all really.
They can say whatever
the heck they want.
You know, good or bad.
I appreciate the good
and I ignore the bad.
Doesn't, you know, it doesn't faze me.
[in Arnold's accent] You're the only one
who understands my English, Joe.
Nobody cares
about your accent.
Have you heard mine?
Just say the lines the way you want.
You're making him
more nervous, Joe.
-I cannot act.
-Then don't act.
-Just be yourself, Arnold.
You told them I was a
German Shakespearean actor.
I'm so screwed.
Arnold, Arnold, it's Hollywood.
Nobody knows whether you've done
Shakespeare in the park
or your own damn garage.
Just give a good flex, a nice smile,
it will all be fine.
-I'm freaking out!
-[tears shirt]
[Vlad] Let's talk about
the movie Bigger.
I know you mentioned it before
but take me through the process,
like when you first got approached
to do a role of Arnold, like...
-Well, what was the initial
thoughts that you had in your mind?
It was a big honor to be able to stand
in his shoes and play him
in a part of history.
And so that's why I took my training,
I wanted to be as big as he was.
And I did that voice acting classes.
Took them very serious,
so that I could, you know,
make sure,
try and to get his dialect down
even though it's very hard.
Physically, I wanted to be at least,
you know, 245-250 pounds.
Have that muscle mass.
And I just--
I didn't want to look as ripped
because they weren't as
ripped back in the shows back then.
I didn't want to have, you know, crazy,
crazy muscle definition.
So I just wanted to try and
look as close to him as I could.
And then I'm, yeah, just getting
the voice acting lessons
in as much as I could.
And learning the lines and stuff.
In the first scene,
I was real nervous, I remember.
Cause you have-- it's all on.
There's everyone-- a lot of
people in the room you can't see.
And you're with all the other
actors and extras and stuff.
So you don't want to
screw it up because
you don't want to waste
anyone's time or have to redo stuff.
So I was a little bit nervous
and then, at the start, it's just...
the nerves kind of settled
and, um, and just went with it.
And I just enjoyed it, you know.
And then, yeah,
actually, we just finished
filming and I blew my bicep out.
How did it happen? Walk me through it.
What happened exactly?
While I was doing a full plate
tandem bicep curl with
Chris Bumstead this time...
and I'd done it before.
I done it a year ago, same time almost,
exactly a year ago with my buddy Antoine.
And we did these crazy reps
with horrible weight on the bicep.
And then I attempted it again.
And I just-- I think I honestly I was just
fatigued or I was tired or I just was--
my body was not ready for it.
And I tore it.
-Did you feel that?
-[Chris] No. You good? Are you good?
See ya bicep.
That sucked because it
was my first serious injury.
You know, I had little marker tears and
sores and needles and stuff here and there
but nothing like a major
tear that needed surgery.
That was the first big injury.
You got a surgery pretty quickly, right?
Yeah, about eight days after
I tore it, I think it was, roughly.
Yeah, straight after, yeah.
[cameraman] How's the arm feeling today?
Strong. It feels good.
Feels like I shouldn't be
getting surgery on it, honest.
[cameraman] The wrist looks like
it's kind of healing up.
It's all gone down,
the swelling and everything. But...
Check out the guns.
Yeah. We'll see.
[cameraman] How you feeling about it?
I guess,
um, maybe a little bit nervous
because you never know, it's a surgery.
And then, I don't know
what it will be like after, I guess.
[nurse] You're good.
Everything went great.
-I'm out of surgery?
-[nurse] Yeah.
Yep, found the other end
and they fixed it. No problem.
-It'll be good.
-How long did it go for?
[nurse] Only about an hour.
Tourniquet time was like
twenty-seven minutes.
-Felt like two minutes.
-[nurse] Yeah. I know.
-Great, weird right?
-I guess.
[woman] Oh, my God.
[people chattering]
All right. Speedy recovery, okay?
[woman] You don't want to smile
for the camera?
[man] Good chow?
[woman] He's still eating.
[woman chuckling]
I'm sorry.
[woman 2]
That okay? All right.
Where did this graham cracker come from?
[woman 2]
Thank you for taking him.
I have a very strict diet.
Ice-cream is like the pinnacle
of that diet.
Ice-cream is a life force.
[woman] I have a feeling
somebody disagrees with you right now.
[man] Ice-cream is the pinnacle?
I think Ice-cream makes
everyone feel better.
[nurse] Are you in any pain
right now, sweetheart?
-[nurse] Do you have any pain?
Pain? No way. I feel so good.
[nurse] Alrighty, don't move your arm,
-That's for the nerve block.
-Ah this is my strong arm.
[nurse] I know
but don't move it right now.
It's taking your blood pressure.
Oh, yeah.
-My blood pressure's pretty good.
-[nurse] It's good.
-Don't move it just yet. Hold on.
-Let's flip a coin.
Heads, I can move it.
Tails, I can't.
[nurse] Well I don't-- what side
is the head, which side is the tails?
Oh, it's heads.
-[nurse] Is that heads?
-Yeah, we got a heads.
[nurse] Don't move your arm.
Don't move your arm.
Hold on, hold on. I'm taking
your blood pressure, sweetheart.
[impersonating Borat]
Very nice. I like you. How much?
[general laughter]
-[people chattering]
Man, this bicep is going to tell
this bicep what it's missing out on.
I'm going to be like, "Hey..."
[woman] What is it missing out on?
-[nurse 2] I forgot to write
-that I gave him a Percocet.
-Both bicep curls.
This one is going to
make this one so jealous.
[woman] I doubt that.
Maybe once it comes off.
But I'm sure it's--
Feels so bad and he's like
"Wha wha ohh yea, I have a bicep--
I have a dumbbell.
You'll never get this.
You can't kill me."
And this arm will
become so upset.
[woman] Is he a funny drunk?
Or does he not drink very often.
[man] He's funny when he's drunk.
-[woman] Oh, okay.
-[man] Yeah.
-[man] Almost?
-[nurse] Hold on, hold on.
[nurse] Don't flex just yet.
I'll let you know when
you can start flexing.
[Calum] I can't really remember
talking to the nurse or the doctors.
I think they said it was all good.
Yeah, there's not much I can do.
Just chill here for a while and then...
[cameraman] Have a nap, relax,
eat your ice-cream, have some juice...
It's very hard for me not to do stuff
cause I like to get up and do things.
Ice-cream and juice
and that's, that is all.
[cameraman] Just checking out Baz.
Make sure he's all good.
-[Calum] Crickets.
-[cameraman] Listen to the crickets.
[cricket chirping]
[Calum] I feel so skinny.
I feel like I've lost
a lot of weight lately.
Feels really good.
I miss it.
Training and stuff.
It's like the life force
for a bodybuilder.
So taking that away is hard.
It makes me feel better.
It's all mental.
If I sit down and stop
and just be like thinking,
"Oh how long is it gonna take to
get better?"
Well, one, it's gonna feel like
it's gonna take twice as long.
And, two, I won't be
doing anything about it.
If I just, you know, look after my health,
my nutrition, do what I can,
work train around
an exercise,
focus on different things,
my weaknesses, whatever I can do,
and feel good, right?
-[cameraman] Yeah.
-So, yeah.
I always wanted
big calves anyway.
So now's as good time as any to train them
as hard as I can for the next...
every day, alright, five calf days,
twice a day, morning and night.
You'll see they're gonna
be forced to grow.
How's the pain medicine working?
[Calum] I stopped taking it.
I only took it for, like,
the day or two afterwards and...
times it would hurt
and you're sleeping...
Like I'd wake up because I fucking
twitched or I moved and then it hurts.
It's not too bad. As long as I don't bump
it or move my hands, my arms too much.
Even like that,
doing this, I can feel the...
all the muscles
working out in my forearm.
So, I don't like to
really move it at all.
Fuck it.
[cameraman] Oh yeah,
because you might crunch your arm, eh?
I didn't think about that.
What if I hold it up here?
Yeah, okay.
It's a little better.
More like that. There you go.
It's not the easiest.
That's good.
That's enough for today.
[Calum] My arm's disappeared.
Whoa, it feels so weird.
So went in there and,
you know, your tendon was still
right where it kind of was supposed to be.
-Hadn't retracted at all.
But, you know, 99 percent
of it was totally ripped off the bone.
-There was a big huge hematoma,
or a collection of blood
where it ripped off, too.
So once I had, you know, gone in there,
I was able to suck
that out with the suction
and then really easily, just with
my finger, the whole thing just came off.
So then it just flopped
through the breeze.
-So, definitely the right thing to fix.
So you had to cut off like-- obviously
that tendon's short-- shorter now?
-So does that mean being shorter,
it's gonna be tighter?
The bicep muscle is tighter?
Initially, but then you'll
stretch it out.
-It will stretch out?
-Yeah. So that's over this next month.
We're just getting everything back out.
-Now you got traveling coming up.
You know, you also totally
overpower this
even though this is strong
with your triceps.
-So I think the smartest thing to do
-is put you into a brace.
So what we'll do, we'll keep it so you can
flex it all the way up.
-But as far as getting the full
-extension, it will limit that.
-It will limit the...
So we'll probably have
it like at 45 degrees.
-And then in like two weeks
you could put up to 60 or 65 degrees.
-Whatever the dial is, I'm not positive.
-Okay. Yeah.
And then within a month,
-we'll get you full motion.
And then we'll really
start the physical therapy after that.
[Dr. Banffy] All right. So I'm going to
tell the brace guy to come in here
-and fit you up, okay?
-All right.
-I'll be right back.
-Thanks, man. Cheers.
-Fucking feels weird.
-[cameraman] Having range of motion?
Yeah, the shoulders are odd.
That's all right,
but what I can't do is like this.
Eh, there, it like,
starts hurting.
Ow! Ow!
Why is it so--
I feel it right in there?
Maybe because of the
muscle tissue or something?
[cameraman] It's probably because
it's not stretched out, right?
Because the tendon's
slightly shorter, I don't know.
And you're not allowed to go
full stretch yet, right?
I know. He doesn't want me to. No.
Like I don't-- I don't want to.
I don't--
I can't really make a bicep.
Ah, now it's, like, achy.
Ah! Now it's sore.
I shouldn't have done that.
Yeah, better just leave it alone.
Oh man! It's broken.
As small as my left bicep is,
I don't like defeat...
[cameraman] It's just a little bit small.
I'm looking down. You know, when you
look down at your arm and it's like
"Damn, I gotta go train arms."
Well, now I'm looking down, and
it's like "Damn, I've never trained arms."
[brace attendant] I actually made a phone
call to the manufacturer
to see if they have
something a little bit stronger than this.
I think you'll be okay, but...
if there's something bigger
that we could get to you...
-[Calum] Yeah.
-...I think it'll be ideal.
The more you move it,
the more range you gain.
-Okay. Yeah.
So, I don't want you to lock yourself
at 60.
Actually, a little stretch is good.
So when you stand
up just extend it out.
I'll let the arm drop
and this is your therapy.
-All right.
-All right.
-Thanks very much.
-My pleasure.
I need a signature but let me grab one
of the doctors here to just finish off.
-Perfect. No worries. Thanks, man.
[Vlad] Did you ever hear people
criticizing you for this lift?
People, like, saying,
"Why is he doing that?"
Oh probably.
But I don't care, that's--
I'll do what I'm gonna do.
You know, if you're someone that
means something to me,
if you're a friend, family,
whatever, I knew,
like, okay,
talking some sense into me,
I'd probably listen then,
but people criticize.
Or think it's hilarious or entertaining.
So you can't please everyone.
[cameraman] First day back at Gold's.
-[Calum] Yeah.
-How does it feel?
[Calum] A bit weird.
They're getting rid of
all the old equipment.
Putting this flashy new stuff.
I like old stuff.
Today I want to start actually
pushing it a bit harder.
Kind of morph my sanity then
for my body right now.
Ah, now it's coming back.
It's catching up to me.
[cameraman] Legs again today?
[Calum] I did them yesterday.
So I was gonna go do, like,
calves, abs and some light body stuff.
[cameraman] Good.
But the legs are good.
I go all out on the legs probably,
like, three times a week at the moment.
I had the surgery,
it was the 8th of December.
So then, four or five weeks of recovery
and then I started physical therapy.
[Brian] Just like
you did the other day. Okay.
[Calum] There, there.
-What about your extension?
-Say out straight?
-That's pretty good.
-Oh yeah, extension. Oh!
[Brian] Don't go too hard.
Don't go too hard,
don't go too hard.
All right, lie down and we'll
test it again at the end.
Brian does twice
a week and helps to
work on the range of motion,
the supination of my wrist,
soft tissue mobility, flexibility.
This is more just to kind of
get the joint to move a little bit too.
Yeah, this is the first stage and
then we do a bit of-- you'll see next.
It's a blood occulation? Is it?
Blood flow restriction.
So this is calibrating his arm right now,
so that it's more individualized for him.
This blood flow restriction unit will make
a very small amount of weight feel
very heavy
and it kind of tricks his body into
thinking it's having a bigger pump
than it really is.
Yeah. It feels like when you're holding
a hose and you feel the water
running through it.
Sort of feel like my veins.
[Brian] This is gonna help him maintain
as much muscle as possible right now.
He can't load up the bicep but what
we can do
is by using this machine
it's gonna basically
give him like a
metabolic load almost.
And as a result then, his body thinks
it's producing, you know, a pump, more.
Five pounds?
[Brian] Moving on.
Going up. New PB.
-[Brian] He was on four before.
-Oh man!
Already feeling, like, the pump.
Cause it feels like it's, like it's more
of a pump without even doing anything.
It's like, literally,
it just feels like a painful pump.
-[Brian] How you doing?
-Yeah, it's so sore.
-Forty seconds.
So, it's a proper workout
for the old forearms.
Gotta do something to keep you going.
Yeah, I know.
I should be doing it with both arms.
-It's why Banffy sent you here?
-Yeah, he knew. He knew.
Calum, you've got small forearms,
I'm going to send you
to the forearm doctors.
Holy shit!
Look at the difference.
-[cameraman] Bodybuilding. Cross-fit.
This one I even just feel,
it's a little bit of weight,
but it's still sore, so...
If I see Chris Bumstead and a barbell,
I'm running in the opposite direction.
Now I can rotate it almost
back to where it was.
So once that's got the full range
of motion, I can start with baby weights.
He gave me the green light, so...
the hardest part is over, now it's just
progression, progression with caution.
It's so thin but kind of looks
like it got a little bit more life to it.
Last time I did a bench press,
late, late November.
I might even shed a tear.
This doesn't feel half bad.
-That's not bad.
-[man] That's excellent.
I've been holding back
this whole time.
Four months post-surgery and
after four months I was pretty good.
It wasn't a hundred percent
lifting with my bicep but I was, you know,
doing a lot of cable curls and my
upper body was-- it was built back up.
I'd caught it up again.
My legs were strong as ever
because I trained them a lot.
And then, yeah.
And then tell me about-- you went
to Australia for an expo and then...
I got invited to Australia
to do an expo.
And always, you know,
I love to go home and stuff.
So I decided to go
back for this expo.
I hadn't seen my
brother for ages and, um...
Yeah, decided to, uh, to go...
Not abseiling, not rock climbing,
And I wasn't even
thinking anything over.
I wasn't thinking the
risks really because
he knew all the safety stuff
and showed me what was going on.
Just make sure
that you've got a harness on
and attached onto a safety line
I'm gonna put out.
If you're going to be within
sort of two meters of it.
-[cameraman] Calum.
I hear you guys
are going to jump off this rock?
-Yeah, my brother decided...
-[Harley] Ready and good to go?
...we would jump off of this cliff.
[cameraman] Yeah, it seems pretty safe.
Seems pretty legit.
Brothers are crazy.
[cameraman] I thought you were
the crazy brother but apparently not.
-This is where I get it from.
-What the hell are we doing?
This should be a great time
if I make it up, out alive.
If not, this is the last video.
See you guys on the other side.
[cameraman] So, I hear
once you get down the bottom,
you got to walk all the way around?
Yeah, if you still have legs.
[cameraman] If this rock falls off
then it's just game over.
-Well then you're pretty much dead.
And you don't have to worry
about anything for the rest of...
your life because
you don't have one.
[Harley] That's good. Now you're
gonna keep your legs fairly straight.
And lower your body
until you're in an L position.
When your body is like an L
from here to here.
Now, walk down a little bit.
It's like walking down.
-Oh shit! Shit, shit!
-That's good.
[Calum] Help! My knee.
I think I broke my knee.
My knee is broken, bro.
It's my right knee.
The one you're holding
is smashed.
Oh this is bad.
Yeah, I fell like-- I don't know
like maybe ten feet or something.
The rope caught me, thank God.
Otherwise, I'd be dead.
I remember hanging
upside down with my leg
torn in half and
wrapped around the rope.
[Calum] I broke my knee.
Yep, yep.
-[man] Let go of his hand.
-[Calum] Yep.
-[man] Let go of his hand.
-[Calum] Oh, man!
Well, I heard a loud pop.
I could rule out crack or a
pop and it just looked out of whack,
the whole shape of it, my leg.
So, yeah, initially I thought was a broken
bone but it turns out it was the muscle.
[Calum] Alex, can you pull me up, Alex?
I could use a hand.
[man speaking, inaudible]
[Calum] My right knee is smashed.
I heard it break.
I can see the bone.
My weak arm instinctively
grabbing the rope to
untangle myself and I tore the--
re-tore my bicep again.
-You re-tore it, right?
-Yeah, so, tore again this bicep.
Tore my quadricep,
and, yeah, they had to drag me
up the side of the cliff
and then get taken
to the hospital.
[Calum] Oh shit! Ah, my legs.
Oh, fuck!
[man] Calum, hang there for
a second?
[Calum screaming and grunting]
-Can you hang there for a second?
I can't walk.
-[Harley] I'm going to drag you closer.
-[man] Step away from the edge.
[Calum] If the rope hadn't have held,
if that little carabiner broke
or wasn't strong enough,
if the little bolt in the top of the cliff
holding the rope was not in properly,
then I would've fallen a hundred foot
down to the rocks and the ocean below.
That would have been my-- yeah,
that would have been game over.
[ambulance beeping]
-[woman] Is it here?
-[Calum] Yeah.
-How bad is the pain?
-[Calum] Like, eight.
-[man] Can you wiggle your toes?
[Calum] I've decided to fly
back to L.A.
as soon as possible to get the proper
care here because I knew that I'd need it
if I wanted to ever do,
you know, what I want to do again, so...
That was the most excruciating,
traumatic experience I've experienced.
That fall, the break,
everything was just the worst so...
So I was-- yeah, I was feeling
pretty, pretty shattered.
It was-- it was tough because...
because the first thing
you want to hear is, like,
okay how soon can I do
what I'm doing normally again?
How soon am I gonna hear?
What's the date that I'm gonna be better?
How many months? There's no
answers. No simple answer to that.
No doctor, no person, no one can tell
you, "Oh, you'll be healed in six months,
nine months, twelve months."
So that was hard
to figure out for me.
Okay, how long
am I going to be out of the gym for?
You know, I don't know what's going
to happen.
You don't know what to expect, you know.
I was pretty, pretty broken.
Pretty, pretty heartbroken.
[Miguel] It was a shock to
everybody when-- when it all happened.
And for it to be a bicep
and a knee injury,
it was-- it was a hard hit for him.
My name is Miguel, mostly,
everybody calls me Miggy.
I've been really good friends with Cal
for about the last three to four years.
I guess we met through some
mutual friends at the gym
and from there just picked up where we
had kind of the same interests and stuff.
And I hang out a little bit more,
little by little.
[cameraman] How's the rehearsing going
for the new Twins movie?
-Yeah, going pretty good.
-[Calum] Feeling pretty good.
-Yeah, we're, uh, post-production now?
-We're actually brothers.
-[cameraman] Oh you're actually brothers?
-Just-- just not a hundred percent.
Just split at birth.
He was raised in Australia.
A lot of kanga milk.
-I came from a pouch.
-[cameraman] Oh, that's why.
It's been slow and he's the guy that
kind of like, "Alright, I want to do it."
Like, "I know I have these injuries,
but I really want to go work out."
He's not the type to just really
stay at home and do nothing and recover.
I had to go through this kind of
really difficult time in
processing everything, coping, whatever.
And then accepting
what is gonna be.
Can you tell me more about your father
and also, obviously, his very unfortunate
incident and what actually
happened and how that changed,
you know, obviously
his life and your life?
Yeah, dad was--
he was a very active guy.
He worked hard.
You know, he was tall
and he was strong.
And then after his accident,
he had-- he had a
motorcycle accident
and became quadriplegic.
[Calum] Had to take him to the hospital
for observation.
That changed the whole dynamic,
you know, the whole family life
because mum and dad were
one year out of getting into this kind
of retire and slow down.
And then this big accident
happens and it was tough.
I was only twelve.
Last year of school
and I didn't really do so good
and I didn't really
care about it anymore.
It was more, you know,
thinking about other stuff with my dad
and I had to-- I remember-- my brothers,
older brothers had left school.
So-- and my mum was six months
of the year-- you know, for a long time,
she was up in Melbourne
with dad in the hospital, all the time.
So it was just me and my
little brother and sister at home.
So, you know, sometimes I would
just have to just focus on them.
Just make their sandwiches,
get to help them to school.
And I think it just kind of
makes you realize you gotta live
every moment to the fullest,
you know, because you never know
what's gonna happen tomorrow.
I didn't completely understand
how vulnerable this human body can be.
But yeah, it did kind of, you know,
it definitely changed
the dynamic and everything.
It's actually very interesting that it
made you appreciate life more.
It didn't slow you down.
If anything it just made me,
well, realize that there'll be nothing
I can do with--
really that I can do with him...
It would've been cool to have
a dad or a figure to,
you know, like, I had my brother,
which is good for me.
It would be nice to maybe have
someone older to really push me.
I never got that but it did make
me really focus on my bodybuilding
and training,
going to the gym.
Kind of took out a lot of my
focus and just put into weights,
building myself up and, yeah,
just not want to slow down.
And just appreciate each
day I've got that I can walk.
What's up everyone? I'm back in
Anglesea, in my backyard actually sitting
right in front of this bird aviary
I built with my dad like fifteen years
ago or something.
It's been hard to stay
motivated sometimes.
I haven't been going
to the gym that much.
And it's very hard for someone like me,
who's impatient,
always moving, always active.
It's gonna be good to go home and
see my family and stuff and be with them.
And, you know, kind of just relax a bit
like use this time to catch up with mates,
like good friends.
I haven't seen them for years and stuff.
Don't look forward to going
back to L.A.
sometimes cause just,
you know, it's different.
It's just always--
it's just different.
Yeah, home is home.
Yeah, but I'll tell you something
else really random,
like, no shit, I've had, like,
recurring dreams, like, at night.
And a lot of times I end up
dreaming about this place, right here.
And yeah, I keep dreaming
about this aviary and how I fixed it up
and I put an extension on it
or I put an extension.
For some reason I just have this
dream about this aviary a lot.
That I've, like, built it out,
got all my birds back and stuff,
'cause I used to keep birds
when I was a kid.
A lot of finches, doves,
quail, that sort of stuff.
I used to breed them in there.
-Um, but yeah.
-[dog barks]
Seriously, fuck off!
Yes, so anyway,
that's why I just have him.
All right. I'm out. Catch ya.
Hey what's up everybody?
It's day one for our rehab.
First day in rehab so
I'm going to go in and check in
and see what the routine
is for me to start.
Social media, how do I feel about it?
I mean,
I'm kind of tired of it in a sense.
Look at the scar. It's not bad.
It's pretty clean.
At least it's closed up now.
Yeah, that's pretty solid.
You can compare.
You know, I felt pressure.
Everyone was expecting
you to look a certain way.
Everyone is used to seeing
you a certain way.
Used to seeing your muscles
or this and that.
You feel that pressure and then you're
concerned, you're worried and you're like,
I literally-- I cannot please everyone,
if I wanted to.
You could have easily gotten depressed
and like-- like, you know, really go.
Yeah, I think so.
You know, no, you know what? I put--
moments in time
when I probably was depressed.
Maybe I didn't know it. Maybe I did
know it, but I sure as hell was not happy.
[background laughter]
[laughing continues]
[indistinct chatter]
[man laughs]
[indistinct chatter continues]
Seriously, so stressful.
Probably another forty minutes here
and then I'll be good to go train,
but until then...
-Yeah, no, no, yeah.
-Yeah, no. Yeah, no, no.
[laughing and chatting]
So much for our handsome bodies.
[Calum] Here's some protein
and some creatine.
Creatine cockroaches.
I guess I figured that, you know,
I'm gonna be at home a lot
and by myself a lot.
So, I want to have
some company.
I like living by myself and everything,
but I like animals, too.
So why not get a dog
that I can raise like a son?
Like a child of my own
and teach him the rascal ways.
I think I really want one of these
ones because I think they're better breed.
Even a bit better to look after.
They've got their papers.
And I think I'm going
to get this little fella.
I first told him no.
I was like you do a lot of traveling,
so it's gonna be very difficult.
I was like, it's not the best idea, but...
just knowing that he was gonna
spend a lot more time at home and recover.
Then he's like, you know, I kind of
want someone, I kind of want a dog.
I was like, well, yeah, I guess that'll
be a good idea if you want.
[Calum] My first pig dog.
Just had to do it.
Sometimes you just know,
you know you're going to get them.
We're going to get some
supplies for the little mini bull terrier.
You got a name for him yet?
Ghost or... What about Boy?
Just call him Boy.
-Just Boy?
-Here, Boy!
[cameraman] See you're down to
the one crutch now too?
Yeah, it's just kind
of a bit easy.
-[cameraman] One crutch life?
-One crutch life.
[cameraman] So what do you want
to start with first?
You got some dog
bowls right there.
[Calum] Oh that will do.
You coming, Rex?
Ready to go to the vet
to get your shots?
[cameraman] I'm not so sure if
he's ready for this.
Huh, little does he know.
He's so excited.
I think he's excited with all the smells
and all the little dogs walking around.
The noises.
Buddy, you're just living the
dream man? Oh sure. [laughing]
[Calum] Right now, you know,
with my injury and stuff,
I can't really focus that
much on my bodybuilding.
So I can't do these
full-throttle workouts.
So, in the meantime, while I've got this
downtime with my training,
I can, you know, get a dog
and just be at home 24/7,
and train him up so that when
I'm good, you know, within a year,
me and him will
be back on track.
So he ended up getting Rex which has been
one of the happiest things he's ever done.
He loves his dog.
He'll go on hikes with
him to clear his mind.
Usually when he wants
to kind of de-stress,
he'll just go to the mountains
with his dog and go hiking.
And just kind of cut
everything off, cut--
turn his phone off and just go on
a hike and enjoy walks with his dog.
And Rex has been...
been really good.
[Calum] In a lot of ways it stopped me
thinking about myself, my problems.
It stopped me thinking about,
you know, negative thoughts or whatever
because it is a puppy.
You have to attend to him 24/7.
So I'm thinking about him.
Oh, he shit on the carpet.
Oh he's pissed there. I gotta feed him.
So all my problems went out the door
and now I'm focused on the puppy dog.
So it took away a lot
of my depression,
my anxiety or whatever the heck
I was feeling, sadness.
And now, it's, like, okay,
I can't do what I'm used
to doing all the time.
I focus on my recovery,
my physical therapy.
You know, I dedicate myself
to that very seriously.
But in the other times,
I'm making time for friends, for family,
for business, for work,
for future endeavors, for Rex.
You're still mad?
I can hold.
Ready? Ten, nine, eight,
seven, six, five,
hold it, three, two...
There we go.
There I go to physical
therapy five times a week.
-We're going to go for seven minutes.
Only for the last three months,
I was on this bike doing this.
And all I could do was just
this calf movements like this.
And then go back and just
push, push, push, push.
Push, push, push.
And only last week I managed
to get a full revolution.
It's a five-hour day.
It takes me an hour to get
down there and go to the clinic.
Man, it now feels like I'm
going to school or work.
It's-- I know everyone there, so it's uh,
it's like I look forward to it.
Even though it hurts like hell.
[physical therapist]
Three, two and...
That's the worst I've ever done.
Let's see, what you got yourself.
I'll see if I'll add a little extra.
Oh yeah, it's sore. Yeah.
[physical therapist] Come on.
-Come on. Come on.
-[grunting] That's it.
-Did you get it?
-Ninety-four is your highest...
It's a long process because
I'm going from
a straight leg zero degrees range
of motion
and the goal is to get it back to like,
130, 135 degrees,
wherever my other leg is at.
Every single session that I go to
it's just about bending and bending it,
trying to break
through scar tissue.
So it's working on getting the range
of motion back but as they get more range
then my quads get tighter.
I get more swelling,
inflammation, and pain.
So it's like the--
it's almost like going to the gym.
You break the muscles and
you have to let it heal again.
Go to physical therapy you,
you get this progress,
it's sore, it's painful, it's inflamed,
they have to let it heal and then
get some more progress. It's very slow.
And it might be one
or two degrees.
Every time I went one degree up,
more range of motion, then I get excited.
It was difficult to start because
I-- I had a-- I still have a blood clot.
It was a restriction for
my physical therapy
with blood flow restriction
and a few other techniques.
So I've been on blood thinners
so that that clot could clear up
and I could do the exercises
that were needed.
But I think my real-- my main
focus is just to be able-- I just
want to be able to do normal things.
Like be able to run,
or ride a bike, or swim.
I really want those
capabilities back.
See ya. Have a good weekend.
See you, Monday.
-[woman] You be careful.
-I will. Thank you.
It wasn't until I was...
Teens, like, around fourteen maybe.
Like thirteen, fourteen that I would have
first discovered, kind of, bodybuilding.
It wasn't body-- It was just
go to the gym, grow muscles.
We didn't even really think of
bodybuilding as a--
didn't really know what it was called.
I was just trying to get muscles.
[indistinct chatter]
Come on.
The gym I went to was down this--
down the hill from my home.
This little garage shed
that we trained at.
And it was just storing, kind of,
old dumbbells, barbells, all iron.
No, not really many machines,
a lot of free weights
and we had to, like,
do this key run.
We would have to run down the hill,
over the bridge, down to Turtle's house,
grab the key out of his mailbox,
go all the way back,
unlock it, and then, yeah,
do our workout.
So my older brother,
he was always stronger.
I always wanted to like, you know,
catch up to him.
He was... he was a good fighter.
Put on muscle really easily.
It was, like, good competition.
We would train together,
stuff like that,
and we'd go to the gym a lot
at the start, so...
[indistinct chatter]
I was always kind of trying to close the
gap between me and Alex, my older brother.
And I was always trying to create a gap
between me and my little brother Eddie.
I was always like run,
chase, run, chase.
We would just be ourselves.
There'd be maybe one or two other people
sometimes, but really, it was just us.
Yeah, I like that one better.
[Alex] Come on.
Two, three, four.
Pump it up. Come on.
[Calum] Max bench press
was thirty kilos.
That was a form of 30--
and I remember
the first time going up
a little bit heavier
doing 35 kilos or whatever it was.
And then it was just gradual.
You know, over that year
made a lot of gains.
Eventually, I think before they closed
that place down, I think I got like,
90 kilos or 100 kilos,
220 pounds almost.
And I was young,
maybe sixteen or something.
-[woman] What's the last name?
-[Calum] Von Moger.
-[woman] First name?
[Calum] This is for pre-op.
I have another surgery
for my bicep.
-[woman] When is your surgery for this?
-We haven't decided yet.
-Maybe next week hopefully.
-[woman] Okay.
This was the last surgery that I had to
do that I was very impatient to get done
because it was-- okay I have to
get this done and then I can finally
start working on everything
and coming back again.
Because at the...
before that I could do some training
but I couldn't do 100 percent
because I still needed this
bicep reattached.
I could work through it, but eventually
I'd have to get the surgery.
Come on, Rex.
[Calum] I was doing a little
of the resistance training.
I think I just
pulled a little bit.
I bruised up and I just stopped.
Stopped training.
That was like four weeks ago.
Now are you, kind of, thinking
as far as surgery,
a specific date you want to get it done?
Kind of, I was looking at,
like next week even, if possible.
[Calum] The reason I waited was
because I didn't want to have
done my bicep surgery at
the same time as a quad surgery
because then I would be
stuck in a wheelchair or something.
I couldn't use crutches.
And I'd be completely
dependable on someone else.
And I didn't want that.
I would have to have a carer or someone.
And I like-- I like my own time.
All right, so cool.
Thanks very much, Mark. Appreciate that.
Come on out. We'll get you all set.
Hey, buddy, where's your leash?
Let's go get sorted.
[background laughter]
[cell phone vibrating]
[man] Hey, Cal, good news.
We finalized an arrangement
with the SN Pro.
The SN Pro is looking to host you
in Moscow and it looks like, you know,
they're going to be
sending over a schedule
with several press opportunities.
So we're very excited for that.
[announcer presenting]
[Calum] I was in Russia.
I had an expert in Moscow
and my manager and I was in an interview
and he got a call and my
friend who was house-watching,
he-- he was on the phone.
He said they're gonna evacuate your home.
I've, you know, in 30 minutes.
We've gotta go now.
What should I grab?
I didn't know
what was going on.
[reporter] Breaking news tonight.
California in flames.
Raging infernos exploding
from north to south.
People found dead in their cars on roads
cut-off at a massive struggle to escape.
I said get Baz, my frilled neck lizard,
and get out of there.
My dog Rex is already with--
with a dog carer, a sitter.
So he's all right.
Yeah, that's all I thought about was like
just my animals and yourself,
get out of there.
And to hope for the-- you know, pray
for the best that nothing burned down.
That was a pretty--
pretty big scare.
Very luckily,
my house was all right.
And the fires came right up
to the back of the fences, even like,
blowing over into the backyard.
But the wind changed or it just went out
and then kind of headed
in the Malibu direction.
But there's a lot of
destruction, a lot of devastation.
You know,
it's so much damage everywhere.
The firefighters like,
God bless them,
and all the support crews
and everyone that's, you know,
put their hands
down to help out.
It's pretty--
pretty rough, pretty hectic out here
and very hard with traffic and traveling
and a lot of-- still we can't get
into the-- into Malibu or anything.
It's all on lock-down.
All the roads are still closed.
There's power lines over the roads,
probably destruction, cars,
burned out cars
and things like that.
Anyway can't get that stuff
and some-- some food out.
Hopefully, help the animals.
[man] Do you wanna eat some?
And then we can just grab
one biscuit like this.
Bail there.
So, yeah, we're gonna
just leave it there for now.
I put some seed down for the--
on the ground for the ground squirrels
and stuff like that.
And I'm just gonna put some
hay under those trees over there later.
So at least, you know what,
they might not find it for a while.
I don't know,
they're probably long gone.
But if they do happen to be in the area,
at least there's some food for them.
It's the least I could do.
Give them some water, you know.
The creek was dry. You saw it.
It's all dead. There's no--
no green,
there's no food anywhere.
I'm out of puff. I can't do much
with a busted leg and a busted arm,
but there'll be animals all over
the place, struggling.
So if you live in an area like this,
go grab some hay and feed them.
Hey what's up?
[man] Hey, Calum,
how are you, man?
Hang on one second,
let me just record this. Oh, shit.
-I'm good, what's going on?
-Good. Good.
I sent you over the schedule
for the Bigger premiere.
I just wanted to
make sure you got it.
Oh yeah, yeah. I got the e-mail.
I've got a suit
for the red carpet appearance.
-And then just, like, kind of...
-Perfect, perfect.
...casual, smart casual
for the other one's is fine?
I think, you know, a nice dark suit with a
white shirt will be more than appropriate.
And you'll be flying
in with Steve Jones.
Steve already sent the itinerary and I
forwarded it over to you. So you got it.
Yeah, awesome. Sweet.
Sounds good. I'm excited.
Yeah, I'll see you in Vegas.
[woman] Thanks for tuning in guys,
you're listening to 91.5 Jazz and More
on the Rebel HT2.
This morning we are joined
by some special guests.
The gentleman behind the story
of Arnold Schwarzenegger
and the Weider Brothers discovering him.
This is the movie called Bigger.
[Steve] The fitness industry
has grown in leaps and bounds
and it's become pervasive,
especially with young people.
And I thought it was important for those
people to know who created this thing.
It was amazing because I looked
up to Arnold for a long time.
And for me to play him in a movie was...
it's almost like a dream come true
because he had lived the life
that I was going after.
You know, that I am going-- you know, with
bodybuilding and all these sort of things,
so to play the role kind of came
naturally to me.
When we first developed the script,
our concern was that
if we didn't have someone
that looked like Arnold and sound
like Arnold and built like Arnold,
it would just really
turn people off.
And it would look really hokey.
You, obviously, deliver in spades by given
your physique and your acting abilities.
And you happen to look--
you have a very similar facial structure.
But even that, you-- you have a sense
of charm about you that Arnold has...
-[Steve] Yeah.
-...and without that charm,
it would never have worked.
You know, it was nice to see it come
to life and made it even twice as good
having my family, all my brothers
and friends with me and experience that.
I think this will be one moment
that will kind of set in motion
more moments like that
to come perhaps, you know.
Hello Arnold,
my name is Joe Weider.
I know. I read the books.
Yes, those are my magazines.
-That is my federation.
[Arnold] I have seen your picture.
[Weider] And I have pictures of you.
Come look.
[motorcycle rumbling]
[Calum] I do want to get my muscles back,
I do. I miss them.
I still want to get back
up to at least 230,
235, cause that weight feels...
I feel good at that weight.
But I'm very patient now.
I've built up a lot of patience letting
and listening to my physical therapist
and the time frames of letting
the muscles heal
and when I can start actually
training them.
I'm not gonna feel sorry
for myself.
I'm not gonna blame
anyone except myself.
I'm not gonna let this break me.
I'm gonna build myself back up from here
and show that, you know,
I can have a huge setback.
I can be thrown down the bottom
of the pit and I can climb back up.
So, I had to. I completely let go of the
fact that, you know, bodybuilding is now.
I have to take a step back.
This whole rest of the year,
no bodybuilding,
and in a way, it's a blessing
because it took me
away from this--
this other little
bubble that I was in.
The fitness industry and this
competing and stuff and, you know,
I guess when that's all
taken away and you can't do it,
you start to see that
it's not the end of the world.
Hey, Doctor Banffy.
Hey. How you doing? It's Calum.
Yeah, I just got your missed call
and I just wanted to ask you
if it was gonna be fine for me
to start training again.
I'm feeling a lot better.
Yeah, not too hard.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Just, like, 50 percent. Okay.
[Calum] So I'm in here in Sicily,
shooting for Gucci for a week.
It's a pretty amazing
place to be.
It's been about a month since I worked out
in my garage for the first episode.
So this is like
four weeks later.
Let's see what's going
on under the hood.
And then we've been
training for a few weeks.
I'm ready to just blow some minds
around the internet world.
Let's give the haters something
more to fucking hate about. [chuckles]