Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

In this feature-length documentary, director Paul Jay was given unprecedented access to the world of Bret Hart and pro wrestling as his camera followed Bret "the Hitman" Hart for one year. Going behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling's spectacle and theatre, the film explores the meaning of today's wrestling morality plays. As fantasy crosses into real life, the true story of Bret Hart's struggle with Vince McMahon, the legendary owner of the WWE, is revealed. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows climaxes with the tale of the biggest double-cross in pro wrestling.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Paul Jay
Paul Jay
Sally Blake
Paul Jay
David M. Ostriker
Silva Basmajian
executive producer
David M. Ostriker
Paul Jay
Joan Hutton
Gary Bruckner
Per Asplund
Andrew Yarme
Harry Zafrany
Manfred Becker
sound editing
Stephen Barden
Sue Conley
Robb Wright
sound mixer
Keith Elliott
Mark Zsifkovits
Tihm Clément
Colin Cripps
Russell Walker


  • Nars

    “This is a FANTASTC documentary! You can see Bret Hart's dediction, passion, and honesty throughout this entire documentary. I appreciated the sincerty and authenticity that this film had to offer. Bret Hart shows us the reality of wrestling. So glad to see this featured on the main page. Otherwise I would not have seen this documentary neither would I have even looked it up.” — Nars, 29 Jan 2013

  • Nars

    “This is a FANTASTIC documentary. As a wrestling fan, I truly appreciated the sincerity and the authenticity that Bret Hart provded. So glad this was featured on the main page, otherwise I would not have seen this or would have thought to look for this.” — Nars, 29 Jan 2013

  • dbcat

    “Just watched hitman hart: wrestling with shadows. GREAT VEIW!! I was one of the fans that did not like what vince did to the wwf. and went to nitro when Bret did. He was the reason to watch it, he kept it clean and fun to watch. This show's how bad vince went to try and make a buck. HOPE HE WAS HAPPY WITH IT!!!” — dbcat, 1 Sep 2012

  • guna12

    “bret hart is awesome ” — guna12, 8 Feb 2012

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