Wrestled Away: The Lee Kemp Story (2019)

Imagine working your entire life for one single goal, to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Along the way, you become the world's best wrestler. And then, due to circumstances playing out on a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jerry Ashford Jerry Ashford ... Himself
William Baldwin ... Narrated by
Dave Bennett Dave Bennett ... Himself
Henry Cejudo Henry Cejudo ... Himself
Dan Chandler Dan Chandler ... Himself
Keeneth Chavers Keeneth Chavers ... Himself
Daniel Cormier ... Himself
Donald Davis Donald Davis ... Himself
Marge Davis Marge Davis
Richard Depenbrok Richard Depenbrok ... Himself
Tony Digiovanni Tony Digiovanni ... Himself
Stan Dziedzic Stan Dziedzic ... Himself
Bob Echols Bob Echols ... Himself
Dave Evans Dave Evans ... Himself
Urijah Faber ... Himself
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Imagine working your entire life for one single goal, to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Along the way, you become the world's best wrestler. And then, due to circumstances playing out on a global stage, your dream is suddenly snatched from you...changing your life forever. This penetrating documentary explores the rise of one of the countries greatest Olympic athletes of all time, wrestling legend Lee Kemp. The film chronicles Lee's enthralling journey from birth with a serious physical handicap to his legs, to escaping the dangerous streets of Cleveland immediately following the Hough Riots (1966) when Lee was uprooted to an all-white neighborhood. Faced with a new war of racial adversity, he discovered his calling and solace on the wrestling mat, where he could take control and find victory over the demons staring him in the face. Rising meteorically through the collegiate and international wrestling ranks, he never wavered from his ultimate goal of Olympic gold - until it was stripped ... Written by Tommy Reid

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A World Champion Wrestler on the podium of life with one mission despite devastating setbacks; keep WINNING GOLD.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dundee Entertainment See more »
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