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Schwarzenegger video of the week

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at 8:55 am in Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This week, a clip circa 1977 from the episode “Dead Lift” of the TV show Streets of San Francisco — starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas — with a familiar face making a guest appearance as a bodybuilder. The final 15 seconds are the best.

The IMDB plot summary:

Ah-nold, long before his movie stardom, made his TV-acting debut as a champion bodybuilder (which he was at the time) visiting San Francisco for a competition. Something (it’s not made clear what) has made him incredibly buff and muscled, but has also left him extremely hypersensitive to criticism and with no control over his anger. When he shows off his poses for a young woman, he becomes enraged and unwittingly chokes her to death. He’s taken in by a couple and entered into the bodybuilding contest, but broods when he finishes only second. Stone and company suspect him in the death of the woman, and fear he may kill again if provoked.

Looks like ‘roid rage to me.

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