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60 Ratings

Beyond the Mat

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


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 Mat Directed by Barry Blaustein

Awards & Festivals

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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