Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (TV Movie 1998) - IMDb
60 user 7 critic

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

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


Paul Jay


Paul Jay
7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


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 »


Features WrestleMania X (1994) See more »


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
See more »

User Reviews

Great movie! Wrestling fans are sure to like.
23 December 1998 | by Movieguy-21See 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.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 60 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

official site


USA | Canada



Release Date:

20 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman Hart: Wrestling z cieniami See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed