In this inspiring tale based on true events, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, language and thematic material
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Did You Know?
The Diner scenes were filmed at Pete's Henny Penny Diner in Petaluma, California. See more
Whereas Sectionals, Districts or Regionals leading up to State Tournaments may be held in high school gyms, State Tournaments are large scale events held in coliseums, with multiple mats running simultaneously - not just one. Just about every seat would be filled, especially those nearest the action. You would not have a championship final where, looking past the boys on the mat, you'd see row upon row of empty seats. See more
I will admit it would be nice to see a Persian boy beat the Americans. In front of their friends and families, THAT is something I would like to see.
References Bosom Buddies
Turn Me Loose
Written by Paul Dean, Mike Reno
Performed by Loverboy See more