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Beyond the Mat (1999) (Beyond the Mat: Unrated Director's Cut) (2000)

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Barry W. Blaustein Barry W. Blaustein
Himself - Narrator
Vince McMahon Vince McMahon
Jim Ross Jim Ross
Himself - Sr. VP of Talent
Darren Drozdov Darren Drozdov
Terry Funk Terry Funk
Mick Foley Mick Foley
Dave Meltzer Dave Meltzer
Himself - Journalist
Jake Roberts Jake Roberts

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10 years, 4 months ago at Jul 6 11:14
In a rare foray into documentary filmmaking, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment produced this behind-the-scenes look at professional wrestling, shot on digital video by director (Barry W. Blaustein), screenwriter of several hit Eddie Murphy comedies. An unabashed wrestling fan since childhood, Blaustein nevertheless takes an unflinching look at the dark underbelly of the "sport," ... read more
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Heartfelt documentry focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake.
Release date: 17 March 2000
UPC: 025192091025
Tags: Documentary (12), Wrestling (9), 1999 (6), Drugs (3), Sports (3), Father Daughter Relationship (3), Road Trip (3), Tower (3), Backstage (3), Championship (3), America (2), Estranged Parent (2), 1990s (2), Champion (2), (1), Sport (1), Biography (1)
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"November 14-15 "You have to be a prick in this business. If you don't, the wrestlers will run all over you. Their egos are such and-and-and their characters are such that they will just walk all over you. So if you think you can be a nice guy and be a successful promoter in professional wrestling, you better get out of this business right now." As someone who isn't well-versed with wrestling other than the few wrestling video games I've played, I found this to be a very fascinating documenta"

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"Jan 20th Wiki Overview: The film focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, primarily Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts, as well as some aspiring wrestlers. It focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) during its rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organizations. My take: I watched this movie with hopes that it would go more in depth somehow. For example, shitty promotions, horrible shows, in"

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