MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 736 this week

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Sport  |  20 December 1998 (USA)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 2,859 users  
Reviews: 58 user | 6 critic

Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (TV Movie 1998)

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows.
7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

For nearly twenty years, Chris Jericho has stolen the spotlight, becoming one of the most recognized Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Now fans can learn his entire life story, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Chris Jericho, Ted Irvine, Kevin Rumpel
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Lou Albano, Ken Anderson, André the Giant
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Now it can be told. In 1995, two wrestling companies squared off on Monday night television to compete head to head in an unprecedented confrontation. On one side, Vince McMahon, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Ashenoff, Steve Austin, Chris Benoit
ECW One Night Stand (TV Movie 2005)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A wrestling show.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Paul Heyman, Donna Adamo, Bill Alfonso
Documentary | Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

For one half-century, WWE has carved a permanent niche in Americana. What started in 1963 as a regional promotion is now a global entertainment phenomenon that captivates fans in over 150 ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Rick Achberger, Lou Albano, Muhammad Ali
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Bret portrays in his own words, how he become: The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Bret Hart, Brian Adams, Adrian Adonis
WrestleMania X (TV Special 1994)
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three men (WWF Champion Yokozuna, Bret Hart & Lex Luger) battle for the WWF World Championship live from Madison Square Garden.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Rodney Anoai, Bret Hart, Larry Pfohl
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Finally...the Rock has come back to WWE and finally...the Rock's story is being told in its entirety! From growing up in a sports entertainment family to playing Division 1 NCAA football at... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle
WrestleMania V (TV Special 1989)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

WWF Champion Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan, Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude, Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. The Powers of Pain and Mr. Fuji, Mr. Perfect vs. ... See full summary »

Stars: Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Jim Hellwig
WrestleMania VII (TV Movie 1991)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

WWF Title: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan, WWF Intercontinental Title: Mr. Perfect vs. The Big Boss Man, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys, Retirement Match: Randy ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Remus, Hulk Hogan, Ray Traylor
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A fallen professional wrestling superstar battles his past demons in a struggle to reclaim his life and the family that has given up on him.

Director: Steve Yu
Stars: Steve Austin, Adam Copeland, Dallas Page
Action | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Skandor Akbar, Arn Anderson, Kurt Angle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bret Hart ...
Himself
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of a man who believes in heroes, in a world where the anti-hero is king. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1998 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to'Paul Jay', after the incident in which Bret Hart punched Vince McMahon, McMahon refused to allow any footage or other wrestlers from WWF to appear in the film. WCW, the rival wrestling company, offered Jay a deal to show the film on pay-per-view. Jay was then offered a deal from WWF which would allow the footage and the wrestlers to appear as long as he turned the deal with WCW down. Jay believes that someone in WCW was an informant for McMahon. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A wrestling fan's (past or present) dream!
2 February 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Whether you love or loath Vincent K McMahon, there is no denying that he is a world class promoter. Whether you love or loath Bret Hart, there is no denying that he is a world class wrestler. That is why this is such a brilliant documentary. Bret Hart was THE top guy in the WWF in the mid-'90s. Vince was the man behind the character. The on-screen commentator was the behind-the-scenes owner/promoter. He signed Bret Hart up to an unprecedented 20 year contract in 1996 to stop Hart from joining the WWF's rival WCW. This documentary follows Bret around for one year. This one year is one of the most interesting in WWF history. It just so happens that the conclusion to this year contained THE most controversial night in recent wrestling history. Bret Hart was on his way to WCW but had a few weeks remaining on his WWF contract. The problem was that he was still the WWF Champion and this resulted in disputes and arguments from both sides as to how this problem would be resolved. This documentary crew was given an all access pass to all WWF events for the year that is covered. They go into the locker room and reveal all of the behind-the-scenes discussions and debates and the final concluding part to the most controversial night in recent wrestling memory.

Watch this tape if you have even the smallest amount of interest in wrestling. See how the "evil boss" character of Vince McMahon was created on this infamous night in November '97 in Montreal and how Bret Hart finished his 14 year WWF career.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
HHH + HBKs involvement? Please Read. nails_s_o_b
Screw Job? Shane2damax
Suspicion of wrestling with shadows sachinsiby
Did Vince take a dive? bluesyxx
Will this ever get put on DVD? SoggieBottomBoy
whats the name of that song fel_bellefeuille

Contribute to This Page