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I revisited The Iron Claw and now I can’t stop thinking about this short but powerful scene

I revisited The Iron Claw and now I can’t stop thinking about this short but powerful scene

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for The iron claw. If you haven’t watched Von Erich’s wrestling drama, please proceed with caution or come back after checking it out.

Like many of my colleagues, I thought The iron claw was one of The best films of 2023 and a film which had unfairly snubbed at the Oscars. Even before seeing Sean Durkin’s heartbreaking biographical drama about the Von Erich wrestling dynasty, known equally for its successes and tragedies, I had a feeling this film was going to test me, and it did.

So when The iron claw made its streaming debutI took care to revisit this instant classic with my Maximum subscription as soon as humanly possible. And, after watching the Zac Efron-directed wrestling biopic a second time, I can’t help but think of a short but powerful scene, which perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the story. Let me explain…

The Von Erich brothers going down a river in The Iron Claw

(Image credit: A24)

The Von Erich brothers get burgers and hits on their day off and prepare the rest of the Iron Claw perfectly