Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Director: Paul Jay Year: 1998 Run Time: 93min
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

Bret Sergeant Hart — known in the professional wrestling world as Bret “The Hitman” Hart — was one of the greatest pro wrestlers in the sport’s history.

In 1997, at the Summer Series in Montreal, Hart put his WWF (now WWE) title on the line against Shawn Michaels, where the two privately agreed to end the fight with a no contest conclusion.

Referred to in the wrestling community as the “Montreal Screwjob,” the agreement was believed to be a secret betrayal of Hart, who was one of the WWF’s most popular performers. In the end, Michaels won the match, and Hart lost his title.

Jay’s award-winning documentary is an honest and engaging look at a world-famous career of highs and lows.


Paul Jay


Paul Jay


Silva Basmajian, Sally Blake, Paul Jay, David M. Ostriker





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Paul Jay is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon