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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography | Sport  -  20 December 1998 (USA)
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Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bret Hart ...
Himself
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Himself
Brian Pillman ...
Himself
Blade Hart ...
Himself (Bret's Son)
Julie Hart ...
Herself
Stu Hart ...
Himself
Helen Hart ...
Herself
Diana Hart ...
Herself
Keith Hart ...
Himself
Tammy Sytch ...
Jim Neidhart ...
Himself
Georgia Hart ...
Herself
...
Curt Hennig ...
Himself (archive footage)
Vince McMahon ...
Himself
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The life and career of Bret Hart is recounted from his youth, through the start of his career, his years in the WWF, up to the present day. Bret discusses the high and lows of his career and shows the world of professional wrestling from a wrestler's point of view. Written by A. Stooge

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"The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be"
21 December 1998 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This may very well be the best documentary that I have ever seen. I first saw the film a month ago, and after seeing it again, I am more convinced than ever that it is a must-see; not only for wrestling fans, but fans of film, period. To be sure, you'll probably get more out of this movie if you are familiar with Bret Hart, or the WWF, or the now infamous Montreal double-cross, but the filmmakers succeeded in making this an enjoyable experience for viewers whether they watch wrestling or not. This film gave me a greater appreciation for wrestling, increased my already high regard for documentaries, and cemented me as a life-long fan of the Hitman. I can only hope that potential viewers of this film can remove any pre-conceived notions that they might have about wrestling, for this is truly a film that deserves to be seen.


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