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A Shot in the Dark (2017)

Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.


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Credited cast:
Anthony Ferraro ... Himself - Blind Wrestler
Pat Smith ... Himself - St. John Vianney Wrestling Coach
Mike Malinconico ... Himself - Rhino Wrestling Coach
Tony Caravella ... Himself - St. John Vianney Assistant Wrestling Coach
Robert A. Ferraro ... Himself - Anthony's Father
Susan Ferraro ... Herself - Anthony's Mother
Rob Phillips ... Himself - St. John Vianney Assistant Wrestling Coach
Oliver Ferraro ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself (archive footage)


Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.

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What an amazing story.
28 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Last year I helped fund a Kickstarter for a documentary called A Shot in the Dark that follows a blind wrestler who tries to win a state title.

Last night my kids and I had an opportunity to screen the movie at a small film festival in Providence, and I have to say it was an amazing story. We got to meet and talk with the wrestler Anthony Ferraro, his coach, the director - something my kids will not soon forget.

Although this is a documentary, it flows like a movie and even my 11 and 10 year old sons were glued to their seats. I thought the director did an amazing job of telling Anthony Ferraro's story, and I think he told it in a way that captures feelings from all sides - the wrestler, his coaches, and his family.

They are still working on distribution for this movie, but if you ever have the opportunity to see it, I highly recommend checking it out.

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