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Going to the Mat (2004)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Drama, Family, Sport  |  19 March 2004 (USA)
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Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted ... See full summary »

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Jace Newfield
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Vincent 'Fly' Shue
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Mary Beth Rice (as Alessandra Toreson)
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Mason Wyatt
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Coach Rice
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John Lambrix
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Tom Newfield
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Mr. Kamins
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T-Rex Turner
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Ric Johnson ...
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Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just might work. Written by Sarah Faulkner

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At the beginning, Jace tells a kid he just met to call him Daredevil. Jace is also blind and wears red. This is, most likely, an omage to the Marvel superhero, Daredevil. See more »

Quotes

Mary Beth: [after Jace tries to kiss her good night] You don't want to do that.
Jace: I don't?
Mary Beth: Well, who do you want to be bugged at you more - my dad or your coach?
Jace: Aren't they the same?
Mary Beth: Exactly. Good night, Jace.
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Without A Doubt
Written by Mark Thomas, Gunnar Olsen, Shawn Murphy, Cornell Saluono and Rick Angula
Performed by Numbs
Courtesy of Guapo Records
By Arrangement with Position Soundtrack Services
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Poignant Story
20 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Going to mat is about a blind boy, Jace (Jason) who moves from New York City to Hicksville (no offense). With a big chip on his shoulder as the cool kid, he tries unsuccessfully to intermix with the other kids. His one friend, "Fly", played well by Khleo Thomas gets Jace into wrestling. After several unsuccessful attempts, Jace finally succeeds and becomes the champ. This is a Disney movie. Which about says it all. There is not a lot of drama, Jace (played by Andrew Lawrence) gives a very believable performance, then again so do all Disney films. As with all Disney films, its all good, nothing too bad and always smiling (if not crying) at the end. 2 out of 5 stars.


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