Beyond the Mat


1h 42m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The carnival world of wrestling is explored through the portraits of three men who are at the end points of their dangerous and unpredictable careers: Terry Funk, a reknowned Texas champ who is 53 and has been wrestling for 32 years, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, a wrestler on the skids who attributes h

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

The carnival world of wrestling is explored through the portraits of three men who are at the end points of their dangerous and unpredictable careers: Terry Funk, a reknowned Texas champ who is 53 and has been wrestling for 32 years, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, a wrestler on the skids who attributes his downfall to a crack cocaine addiction and a horrible childhood; and Mick Foley, a devoted father and husband who thinks it would be wise to quit for the sake of his family, but will have trouble letting go.

Crew

Peter Afterman

Music

Roland Alexander

Other

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Other

Nathan Barr

Music

Robert E Bennett

Other

Robert E Bennett

Cinematographer

Barry Blaustein

Other

Barry Blaustein

Producer

Barry Bloom

Producer

Coco Bware

Other

Mark Calloway

Other

Joan Churchill

Cinematographer

Joan Churchill

Other

Perry Clark

Sound Mixer

Rosemary Clooney

Song Performer

Kim Crabb

Production Coordinator

Amy D'alessandro

Titles

Darren Drozdov

Other

Allen P Ewald

Sound Mixer

Collette Foley

Other

Dewey Foley

Other

Mick Foley

Other

Noelle Foley

Other

Brandee Funk

Other

Stacey Funk

Other

Terry Funk

Other

Vicki Funk

Other

Ron Garrard

Sound Mixer

Michael Grady

Other

Michael Grady

Director Of Photography

Carl Graves

Song Performer

Brian Grazer

Producer

Paul Heyman

Other

Shawn Holden

Sound

Ron Howard

Producer

Matt Hyson

Other

New Jack

Other

Duane Johnson

Other

Jim Johnston

Song Performer

Tony Jones

Other

Joanie Laurer

Other

Jerry Lawler

Other

John Lusitana

Sound Mixer

Paul Vik Marshall

Sound Mixer

Robert P. Matthews

Sound Mixer

Joe C Maxwell

Cinematographer

Joe C Maxwell

Other

David Mcjunkin

Sound Mixer

Shane Mcmahon

Other

Vince Mcmahon

Other

Scott T Miller

On-Line Editor

Mike Modest

Other

Dave Rainey

Sound Mixer

Eric Reisner

Sound Mixer

Brian Richards

Music Editor

Jake Roberts

Other

Michael Rosenberg

Producer

Phil Rosenthal

Song Performer

Jim Ross

Other

Deena Russo

Song Performer

Roger Schmitz

Sound Mixer

Debra Marie Simon

Unit Production Manager

Debra Marie Simon

Coproducer

Brandy Smith

Other

Dennis Stamp

Other

Jennifer Tamez

Other

Jesse Ventura

Other

Peter Verrando

Sound

Jeffrey R Werner

Editor

Margaret Yen

Music

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Limited Release in United States March 3, 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 22, 2000

Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition) February 24 - March 5, 2000

Barry Blaustein formerly wrote comedy for the television show "Saturday Night Live."

Limited release in Sydney, Australia October 12, 2000.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition) February 24 - March 5, 2000)

Limited Release in United States March 3, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 22, 2000

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999