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American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)

PG-13
117 min | Drama, Sport

In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.
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Ali Afshar (story by) | Brian Rudnick (story by)
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Toni Staniewicz (background casting) | Brittani Ward (as Brittani Smith)
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Updated Apr 25, 2016

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May 16, 2017 (United States)
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7.2 / 10 | 1,530 votes