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The Iran Job (2012)

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A documentary that follows one year in the life of American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard, who signed on to play for the upstart Iranian Super League team A.S. Shiraz.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sheppard ...
Himself
Eunice Sheppard ...
Herself, Kevin Sheppard's grandmother
Leah Sheppard ...
Herself
Gholam Reza Khajeh ...
Himself - owner of basketball team A. S. Shiraz
Asadollah Kabir ...
Himself, A. S. Shiraz's coach
Zoran Majkic ...
Himself, team member (as Zoran)
Hilda ...
Herself, physiotherapist
Elaheh ...
Herself
Laleh ...
Herself
Ali Doraghi ...
Himself, team member
Kami Jamshidvand ...
Himself, team member
Mehdi Shirjang ...
Himself, team member
Ramin Ahmadi ...
Himself, political scientist
Waitari Marsh ...
Himself, team member
Hemzel Shimishi ...
Himself, team member
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At the height of international tension between America and Iran, Kevin Sheppard, a charismatic African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to 'explore the unknown' ends in an emotional roller-coaster as he forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran. Written by Anonymous

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The story of an American basketball player in Iran.

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21 February 2013 (Germany)  »

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From Texas to Tehran  »

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$216 (USA) (12 July 2013)

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$23,019 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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Sweet funny movie
10 October 2012 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

It is a different take on life in Iran. Kevin Sheppard is a college basketball star turned basketball world traveler as he goes from country to country paid to play basketball. He is not good enough to turn pro but decent enough to play for international leagues. I enjoyed seeing the contrast between the official "America is evil" take that the Iranian government pushes with the kind, warm way that Kevin Sheppard is treated by the Iranian citizens. He meets some pretty Iranian women one of whom develops a crush on him and brings him home to eat with her family. He is oblivious to her interest because he has a girl friend back home. Sweet funny movie with a touch of politics thrown in for good measure.


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