The Sheik
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THE SHEIK is the amazingly entertaining story of the man that lived the American Dream by assuming the persona of the supreme villain. Filmed extensively between 2006 until 2013. This is a touching story about the unlikely revival of a former wrestling superstar. Film locations included: Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma. Interviews were conducted with the Sheik’s family, Wrestling and Iranian historians, friends and the documentary features: Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Seth Green, Jack Black, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Nasty Boyz, Bret Hart, King Kong Bundy, Bob Orton, Koko B Ware, Brother Love, Larry Zabisko, Nikoli Volkov, Ron Jeremy, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ron Simmons, Jimmy Hart and many more. The Sheik is a pop culture documentary that chronicles Khosrow Vaziri’s electrifying career. From his upbringing in Iran, his journey in America, to his unprecedented experiences as America’s most hated villain. At age 72, the Iron 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.
Starring Khosrow Vaziri, Hollywood Hogan, Dwayne Johnson
Director Igal Hecht