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The Sheik (2014)

04/26/2014 (CA) Documentary 1h 35m
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Overview

When Khosrow Vaziri became the World Wrestling Federations Iron Sheik and camel-clutched his way to fame in the 1980s, he achieved the American Dream by personifying a foreign villain. Losing his world championship belt to Hulk Hogan became a defining moment in professional wrestling. These days, the Sheiks smackdowns are on Twitter, where hes gained a new following. Once an Olympic hopeful, bodyguard to Irans Shah and pop culture icon, we witness Vaziri struggling with addiction and despair as a family man. But with the help of Torontos Magen brothers, the Sheik begins a road to redemption and renewed status as a public figure. Showcasing his powerful past and at times painful present, this is an insightful look at one of wrestlings biggest stars, but also a powerful story of personal sacrifice that, in the Sheiks own words, will make you humble.

  1. Igal Hecht

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Khosrow Vaziri

    Himself/The Iron Sheik

  2. Jim Ross

    Jim Ross

    Himself

  3. Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan

    Himself

  4. Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson

    Himself

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The Sheik
The Sheik

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Original Language English

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