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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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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Features WrestleMania X (1994) 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
©1997 Golden Mountain Music Corp. (SOCAN)
Used by permission
Tara MacLean appears courtesy of Nettwerk Productions/Capitol Records
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Great movie! Wrestling fans are sure to like.
23 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I have been a Bret Hart fan for as long as I can remember and when I heard of his betrayal by the WWF I was mad. This film portrays events leading up to and a bit after the Montreal incident. I think it is a really good film. I especially liked the behind the scenes aspect of the WWF.


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