Beyond The Mat

You don't have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy screenwriter Barry Blaustein's directing debut, a behind-the-scenes documentary that manages to be unabashedly sympathetic without being a puff piece. Blaustein, who confesses up front that he's been a wrestling fan since childhood, focuses on three wrestlers at very different points in their careers. Hugely...read more

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02:01 — The feature trailer for Beyond the Mat. Set against the backdrop of a suburban high school in Middle America, Beyond the Mat is the coming-of-age tale (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: You don't have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy screenwriter Barry Blaustein's directing debut, a behind-the-scenes documentary that manages to be unabashedly sympathetic without being a puff piece. Blaustein, who confesses up front that he's been a wrestli… (more)

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