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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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Paul Jay

Writer:

Paul Jay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bret Hart ... Himself
Owen Hart ... Himself
Brian Pillman Brian Pillman ... Himself
Blade Hart Blade Hart ... Himself (Bret's Son)
Julie Hart Julie Hart ... Herself
Stu Hart Stu Hart ... Himself
Helen Hart Helen Hart ... Herself
Diana Hart Diana Hart ... Herself
Keith Hart Keith Hart ... Himself
Tammy Sytch ... Sunny
Jim Neidhart ... Himself
Georgia Hart Georgia Hart ... Herself
Mark Calaway ... The Undertaker
Curt Hennig ... Curt Hennig (archive footage)
Vince McMahon ... Himself
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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

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An Unprecedented Look Behind The Scenes Of The WWF. See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the film's extras Bret Hart mentions that filming had actually concluded prior to the Montreal Screwjob and Bret had suggested to Paul Jay that he may wish to bring the crew to document his final match with the WWF, the footage turned out to be the most dramatic of the entire shoot. See more »

Connections

Features WrestleMania X (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A wrestling fan's (past or present) dream!
2 February 2002 | by kessler3000See 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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