Beyond the Mat Poster

Release Date: March 17th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 22nd, 2000

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
"Beyond the Mat," Barry Blaustein's honest, intimate, revealing, highly entertaining, and critically acclaimed behind-the-scenes look at wrestling, takes viewers beyond the ring and into the lives of the men and women who inhabit this colorful, competitive, and surprisingly complex world.

Cast: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Vince McMahon, Roland Alexander, Collette Foley, Dewey Foley, Noelle Foley

Director: Barry Blaustein

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment

Distributors: Image Entertainment Inc., Universal Pictures, Lionsgate Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Stay far, far away unless you can handle the copious amounts of blood--and agonizing psychological problems-- that its participants face on what seems like a daily basis. show more

  • What the film does, brilliantly, is provoke the intelligent fan to wonder if there's a limit to how far the proceedings can go.

  • Isn't a slick documentary; some of it feels like Blaustein's home movie about being a wrestling fan. But it has a hypnotic quality. show more

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