American Wrestler: The Wizard

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 117 min
In this inspiring tale based on true events, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. read more
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In this inspiring tale based on true events, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.

Original Release

05/16/2017

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Cast

George Kosturos Ali Jahani
Jon Voight Principal Skinner
William Fichtner Coach Plyler
Lia Marie Johnson Kristi Larsen
Kevin G. Schmidt Rowan Knox
Gabriel Basso Jimmy Petersen
Shannon Collis Wendy
Courtney Hope Turner Kristi's Friend
Ali Afshar Hafez Tabad
Nicholas Guilak Pasha
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alex Ranarivelo

Writers

Brian Rudnick, Ali Afshar

Cast

George Kosturos Ali Jahani
Jon Voight Principal Skinner
William Fichtner Coach Plyler
Lia Marie Johnson Kristi Larsen
Kevin G. Schmidt Rowan Knox
Gabriel Basso Jimmy Petersen
Shannon Collis Wendy
Courtney Hope Turner Kristi's Friend
Ali Afshar Hafez Tabad
Nicholas Guilak Pasha
Sasha Feldman Dan 'Toad' Webster
John Asadi Truck Driver
Ari Atken Cafeteria Student
Kyle Audiss Fan
Walker Brinskele Student Athlete
Maurice Colvin Wrestling Fan
Tony Corona Cafeteria Student
Thomas Dalby Knox's Dad
Liam Davis Parent
Max DeSantis High School Student / Teen in Diner

Producers

Editors

Brett Hedlund

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