American Wrestler: The Wizard


The film must be destroyed no later than September 2018

American Wrestler: The Wizard

Facing certain death on the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War, 17 year-old Ali Jahani is smuggled out of Iran and sent to live with his uncle in the small Northern California town of Petaluma. Upon his arrival, Ali is faced with a different kind of adversity – racial slurs, dirty looks, and bullying. Determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team.



William Fichtner, Ali Afshar, Lia Marie Johnson

Playing around 117 minutes
Production year 2016