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The Sheik (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 26 April 2014 (Canada)
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The Sheik is a pop culture documentary that chronicles Khosrow Vaziri's electrifying career. From his upbringing in Iran, to his journey in America, to his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

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Igal Hecht

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Jian Magen (story), Jake Neiman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Black ... Himself
Jim Duggan ... Himself
Mick Foley ... Himself
Todd W. Fulkerson ... Himself
David Golshan ... Himself
Seth Green ... Himself
Keith Elliot Greenberg Keith Elliot Greenberg ... Himself
Bret Hart ... Himself
Jimmy Hart ... Himself
Hulk Hogan ... Himself
Dwayne Johnson ... Himself
Jian Magen ... Himself
Page Magen Page Magen ... Himself
Greg Oliver Greg Oliver ... Himself
Bob Orton Sr. ... Himself
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Filmed extensively between 2006 and 2014, this is a touching story about the unlikely revival of a former wrestling superstar. At age 72, the Sheik has embraced an unlikely new career as an outlandish social media sensation; known for hilarious outbursts and massively popular antics. Watch as we recount the Sheik's one-of-a-kind life journey. The film explores the Sheik's personal relationships with those closest to him, and those who know him best: his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his contemporaries and colleagues. Interviews were conducted with the Sheik's family, Wrestling and Iranian historians, friends and over 25 wrestling superstars. Written by Jake Neiman

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The amazingly entertaining story of a man that lived the American Dream by assuming the persona of the supreme villain. See more »


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English

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26 April 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)

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The Iron Sheik's WWF Championship reign lasted for 28 days. He defeated Bob Backlund on December 26, 1983 to win the title and lost it to Hulk Hogan on January 23, 1984. See more »

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References WrestleMania III (1987) See more »

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The Sheik Rocks!
20 May 2014 | by wllm995See all my reviews

I had heard of this documentary from a friend; and went into it hoping for an interesting story - and got that and more.

The story of the Iron Sheik (the iconic wrestling name Khosrow Vaziri took as his stage name) takes us all the way from his birth in Iran in the early 1940's right up to the present day.

And what a story it is! In his lifetime Mr. Vaziri was a various times a multiple times amateur wrestling champion of Iran; a personal bodyguard for the then Shah of Iran; a coach for a U.S.Olympic Gold winning wrestling team; a world reviled villain in the WWE who also at one time was the World Champion of the WWE; a devastated and hopelessly drug addicted man who lost his loving wife and two beautiful daughters; and finally a risen up again loving husband and father (and grandfather) who became an U-Tube and Twitter sensation.

And those are just the highlights of this fascinating man's long and winding journey. This documentary does a fine job of presenting Mr. Vaziri's story through not only his own inimitable words; but through the words of many, many of his contemporaries from both the amateur and professional wrestling worlds which were such a huge part of his life; along with many well chosen news clips and pictures showing his strange odyssey.

I can highly recommend that you see 'The Sheik'


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