The Backyard

2003, Movie, NR, 78 mins

The Backyard
Chances are you'll watch most of this documentary with both hands over your eyes, but as a window into a particular kind of insanity seizing kids in heartland America it's enthralling. Filmmaker Paul Hough was working as a director on a syndicated wrestling program when he came across an audition tape featuring two young kids engaged in a staged match in their backyard. Typical, except that the two kids were smashing light bulbs over each other's heads: Welcome to the world of backyard wrestling. Intrigued, Hough went online and was amazed to discover just how big a phenomenon backyard wrestling has become, mostly among adolescent boys who dream of one day earning en...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 78 mins

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