“The Substitute 3”: Steroids Can Kill You Right Now

The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) – The use of the steroid plot in this movie only serves as a convenient excuse for Treat Williams, the part-time mercenary, part-time teacher, to engage in an all-out violent war with the local organized crime syndicate. Nonetheless, the movies doesn’t fail to demonize steroids with a strong anti-steroid message along the way. [Read more…]

“Deadly Little Secrets”: Anabolic Steroid Serial Killer

Deadly Little Secrets (2000) – There are plenty of bad “B” movies. And there are plenty of movies about serial killers. But I had to review this movie because of the outrageous and incredulous plot. I don’t think there ever existed such a serial killer with the following modus operandi in real life or cinema…

Dr. Gordon Childs, a top sports physician has abandoned his medical practice to focus exclusively on developing designer steroids for professional athletes in track, football, baseball, tennis, etc. The designer steroids were in such high demand than anyone who was anyone knew this steroid doctor. Dr.Childs had access to top athletes and shared the lavish lifestyles with them. [Read more…]

“Whatever It Takes”: Steroids Cause Penis to Fall Off

Whatever It Takes (1999) – Several years before Congress found it politically expedient to explore steroids in wrestling and bodybuilding, Hollywood decided to treat us to its own perspective on the issue. The result was the 1999 movie called “Whatever It Takes”, starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Andrew Dice Clay who played two undercover cops investigating the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids to bodybuilders and wrestlers.

The movie is most commonly recognized in the fitness community as the big screen acting debut of MuscleMag cover girl Vicki Pratt (whose uncredited appearance became noteworthy because of her topless scenes). Also, appearing were several pro bodybuilders including Aaron Baker, Claude Groulx, Curtis Loeffler, Christine Lydon, Ericca Kern and Deidre Pagnanelli as well as pro football player Eric Hill. [Read more…]