The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw, released in 2023, chronicles the tragic yet captivating saga of the Von Erich brothers, Texas wrestling royalty burdened by family curses and wrestling for greatness in the 80s. Driven by their domineering father, Fritz, Kevin, David, and Mike navigate the high-octane world of professional wrestling, their bond tested by ambition, injury, and a dark legacy of tragedy. As they chase championship glory, the shadow of a “Von Erich curse” looms, pushing them to their limits and leaving a trail of heartbreak in its wake. This biopic dives into the intense world of wrestling, exploring the family’s triumphs and tribulations, their struggle for legacy, and the cost of chasing fame under the crushing weight of expectation and loss.

Iron Claw

Duration: 2 hr 12 min
Release date: December 22, 2023 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Sports, Drama
Director: Sean Durkin
IMDb rating: 7.4

Box office collection of The Iron Claw

  • Budget: $30 million
  • Opening Weekend USA: $3.7 million
  • Gross USA: $12.2 million
  • Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $17.8 million

Awards won by Iron Claw

Sundance Film Festival(2023)
Jury Prize for Best Cinematography
Austin Film Critics Association(2023)
Top 10 Films of the Year
National Board of Review(2023)
Breakthrough Performance Male (Zac Efron)

Casts of Iron Claw

Zac EfronKevin Von Erich
Jeremy Allen WhiteDavid Von Erich
Harris DickinsonKerry Von Erich
Holt McCallanyFritz Von Erich
Lily JamesPamela Von Erich
Maura TierneyDoris Von Erich
Maxwell FriedmanMike Von Erich
Angus LamontChris Adams
Juliette HowellCharlotte Springer
Tessa RossCarol Davis

Writers and Directors of Iron Claw

Sean DurkinScreenplay, Director