The Wrestler

This obscurity from the 1970s deserves to find a new audience now that pro wrestling has once again gripped the nation in a stranglehold. All the theatrical elements of the drop-kicking, full-nelsoning monsters of the mats are displayed here in a simple story pitting the honest wrestlers managed by Asner against a criminal faction who want a piece of the...read more

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This obscurity from the 1970s deserves to find a new audience now that pro wrestling has once again gripped the nation in a stranglehold. All the theatrical elements of the drop-kicking, full-nelsoning monsters of the mats are displayed here in a simple story pitting the honest wrestlers

managed by Asner against a criminal faction who want a piece of the action--and the profits. Gagne appropriately plays an aging champ (his real-life role) as well as serving as the film's executive producer. Also in the cast is announcer Sam Menecker as one of the mobsters plus the granddaddies of

wrestling--Dick the Bruiser and the Crusher.

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