A Streaming Guide to The Iron Claw

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The movie that launched a thousand wig memes is finally out. Based on the true story of the Von Erich family, The Iron Claw stars Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White as two members of a great wrestling dynasty who faced a lot of tragedy alongside their fame. The patriarch of the family, Fritz Von Erich was a popular wrestler in the ‘60s and ‘70s because of his finisher, known as the Iron Claw. A few decades later, post-retirement, he became the WCCW (World Class Championship Wrestling) President, and shepherded his sons Jack Jr., Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris, into the sport.

Though the campy ‘90s costumes and scenes of the family dancing that have been released on social media make the story seem like a semi-comedy, the boys faced terrible tragedies in the course of their lives, which were almost all cut short. Most of the film focuses on Kevin as he tries to piece the story of his family back together and avoid the mistakes of the past.

All-in-all it’s a pretty heart-breaking tale and a very compelling one. The movie was released in theaters on December 22, 2023, but some people may want to cry in the privacy of their living rooms while watching it.

Where is The Iron Claw streaming?

At long last, The Iron Claw is streaming on Max as of Friday, May 10. A24 previously inked a deal with HBO that allows all their movies to be streamed on Max as they’re released for at-home viewing. The film will also air on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

Watch The Iron Claw on Max

The film is also available to rent or purchase on a number of platforms including Prime Video and Apple TV+:

Watch on Prime Video

Watch on Apple TV+

Watch on Vudu

Watch on Google Play

If you’d like to learn more about the family, you can watch Kevin Von Erich’s emotional speech he gave in 2009, when the entire Von Erich family was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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