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67 Ratings

Beyond the Mat

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Directed by Barry Blaustein
United States, 1999
Documentary, Biography, Sport

Synopsis

In this behind-the-circus documentary, Barry Blaustein exposes the fascinating reality of pro wrestling. Sobering interviews and graphic footage portray a workplace where aging wrestlers (doped up on pain pills) risk their lives on the mat.

Synopsis

In this behind-the-circus documentary, Barry Blaustein exposes the fascinating reality of pro wrestling. Sobering interviews and graphic footage portray a workplace where aging wrestlers (doped up on pain pills) risk their lives on the mat.

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Beyond the MatDirected byBarry Blaustein

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Awards & Festivals

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SXSW Film Festival
2000
Directors Guild of America
2000 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
2000 | Winner: Best Documentary
2000 | Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature (Audience Favorite Choice Award)

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