American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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In 1979, an Iranian teen (George Kosturos) is forced to live with his uncle (Ali Afshar) in California as his home country is consumed by war. He soon joins his new school's wrestling team in an attempt to fit in, all while dealing with his classmates' racist bullying. Jon Voight and William Fichtner co-star in this coming-of-age drama directed by Alex Ranarivelo.

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America, escape, high-school, Iranian [nationality], teenagers, wrestling-Greco-Roman