starring Mick Foley, Chris Marquette, Amada Crew, Michael Eklind, Niall Matter
Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital formats February 27th
Chokeslam features an all-star cast that includes Chris Marquette (Fanboys, The Girls Next Door), Amada Crew (HBO's Silicon Valley, The Age of Adaline), Michael Eklind (Watchmen), Niall Matter (The Predator) and WWE Superstar Mick Foley (Beyond the Mat). The film is a product of Executive Producers Trevor Wilson (Forsaken) and Mark Gringras (Jigsaw Colossal).
Chokeslam was an official selection of the World Film Festival - San Francisco and the Calgary International Film Festival. It's recommended for fans of other wrestling comedies like Ready To Rumble, Nacho Libre, Body Slam and the hit Netflix series GLOW.
Corey (Chris Marquette), still lives in his mom's basement with same job slicing meat in a tiny deli for over a decade, a sad and lonely figure. His life shut down after hastily proposing marriage to his best friend Sheena (Amanda Crew) in front of their entire high school only to have her turn him down.
A humiliated Corey wanted Sheena to stay in their small town but she was going onto much bigger things. Ten years later, Sheena, now a world-renowned professional wrestler, famous for her legendary temper in and out of the ring, has come back home for her and Corey's high school reunion and Corey cannot help himself, immediately falling for Sheena all over again. But professional wrestling has not been kind to Sheena. She's changed. She's hostile and burnt-out from years on the road and has announced her retirement.
To win back over her heart, Corey plans a retirement benefit match for Sheena but what Corey never envisioned is that the match lures talent scouts to watch her wrestle and the scouts are so impressed that they are going to fly in the big boss to see Sheena wrestle. If he's as dazzled as they are, he'll offer Sheena an exclusive five-year wrestling contract, only it is to wrestle in Japan. Corey feels like he's been scissor-kicked in the stomach. The very event intended to rekindle Sheena's love for wrestling, and hopefully her love of him, now threatens to take her away from him forever...Love is hard to pin down.
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"This film was very, very funny. 4/5 Stars!" - Calgary Kid Critic
"Strangley entertaining fusion of comedy, romance and sport that stands out in a sea of repetitive rom-coms." - Amada Siebert, The Georgia Straight
"Chokeslam is a charming and funny movie." - Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth
"It's practically cliche to call an indie film charming, but that's just about the best way to size up Chokeslam. Plenty of well earned laughs and some light-hearted drama keep this comedy to jump off the ropes for." - David Duprey, That Moment In