Augie (2018)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

Augie Videos

Augie Photos

Movie Info

Augie lived life in the fast lane. He was in impeccable shape. He was tough, bullheaded, and devilishly handsome. Augie Nieto was known as the Steve Jobs of the fitness industry--the first person to popularize the LifeCycle in gyms across the country. At the age of 47, Augie and his wife Lynne--his high school sweetheart--seemed to have it all. But then their lives were turned upside down. Augie was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2005. AUGIE is the story of a powerful man challenged by a devastating disease, which for the first time in his life, took every bit of control from him. ALS patients experience paralysis of all their voluntary muscles, and the disease usually proves fatal in 2-3 years. And yet, ALS is what saved Augie's life. This is the inspirational journey of a man who learned how to transform himself to find true peace and happiness. Before ALS, Augie was arrogant and single-minded in his pursuit of financial gain. He was incredibly successful, but his personal life suffered. His marriage was on the rocks. When he was diagnosed, his life fell apart completely. But then Augie and Lynne picked up the pieces and formed a stronger bond than they've ever had. Augie has learned to channel his will to live and his drive for success into doing everything he can to find a cure for ALS. All his friends and business colleagues rallied around him, and to date he and Lynne have raised over $55 million that directly funds scientific research for ALS. Augie and Lynne have found the joy and laughter in life again. Their bravery encourages ALS patients and their families to never give up, and to dive deep into the riches that life can bring."You've got to laugh every day," says Augie, as he continues to fight for a cure.

Watch it now


Critic Reviews for Augie

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Inspiring and moving.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Keach should have trusted the power of Augie and Lynn's story, rather than adding ... unnecessary, ineffective flourishes.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Stories like this need to be told and celebrated. And with "Augie," actor turned filmmaker James Keach delivers an inspiring take on a man whose purpose was revealed only after his body turned on him.

Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

'Augie' simply is not your standard inspirational documentary about one man's fight against a dread disease. It's also a love story that celebrates the connection between Augie and his wife, Lynn, who has stayed by his side and ... been his voice.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A surprisingly upbeat, inspiring documentary about a fitness industry giant's battle against ALS and the love story that makes him prevail.

Mar 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A soulful documentary about a tragic irony: a man noted for fitness and for inventing equipment for health enthusiasts is now in a wheelchair, incapable of moving much more than his eyes.

Mar 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Augie

There are no featured reviews for Augie at this time.

Augie Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features