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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

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

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


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When Bret Hart went to meet with Vince McMahon for their private conversation prior to the Montreal Screwjob, Paul Jay wanted it to be secretly recorded, to validate later on if McMahon were to lie to him, but Hart and Jay were worried the secret recording would be illegal. Hart's lawyer, who was present, told Jay that, according to Canadian law, a secret recording of a conversation can be legally done, as long as one of the parties who was part of the conversation was aware of the recording being made, which Hart was. As a result, a microphone was hidden on Hart, and the private conversation with McMahon was recorded for the film. See more »

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Pacing The Cage
Performed by Colin Cripps with special guest vocalist Tara MacLean
Words and Music by Bruce Cockburn
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Tara MacLean appears courtesy of Nettwerk Productions/Capitol Records
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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.


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