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


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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 »

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The Real World of Pro Wrestling
14 February 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best documentary on the world of professional wrestling. It is a no nonsense look at how much wrestling has changed since the its beginnings to what it is now. You get to look behind the characters that the wrestlers create and see how the business treats them as nothing more than commodities after their usefulness is over. Vince McMahon is pretty much shown to be not much different than his character on Raw or Smackdown. In fact, he is shown to be a backstabbing lowlife who lets his personal pride get in the way of his friendship with his company's brightest star. This is one documentary that does open some eyes.


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