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Vincent 'Fly' Shue
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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 »

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Jace: Doesn't it ever tick you off? That when people look at you, the only thing they see is a blind guy?
Mason Wyatt: What? I'm blind? How am I going to get home?
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Mason Wyatt: Man, of course, I'm blind. So are you. So what?
Jace: Thanks for your advice?
Mason Wyatt: What do you want me to say to you, huh? Like stay the course, it gets easier. Well guess what man, it *doesn't*! People are going to treat you differently always because you are different.
Jace: Tell me something I don't know.
Mason Wyatt: Okay, okay I will! YOU have been walking around here ...
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Going to the Mat
Music by Russell Kunkel
Lyrics by Katisse Buckingham
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Bravery had nothing to do with it
28 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You know what really ticks me off, when people tell me how brave and courageous I am for doing things that sighted people do every day." Wow, this movie was awesome! I was not disappointed at all. Andy Lawerence, Khleo Thomas, Wayne Brady, Alessandra Toreson, and Billy Aaron Brown give an awesome performance in this movie. This movie is about Jace Newfield (played by Andy Lawerence), who is visually impaired, and his road to acceptance of himself. When the audience first encounters Jace, he is living in New York getting ready to move to Salt Lake City, Utah. At first, he acts stuck-up and only has two friends, MaryBeth Rice, played by Alessandra Toreson, and Vince "Fly" Shoe, played by Khleo Thomas. With the help of his music teacher, Mr. Wyatt, played by Wayne Brady who also shares his disability, he is able to overcome his own obstacles. Jace and Fly join the wrestling team, after MaryBeth suggests it. At first, the teammates resent Fly and Jace for being there but when the captain of the wrestling team, John Lambrix, played by Billy Aaron Brown, and Jace become friends, Jace and Fly find acceptance from fellow teammates. The audience intensely watches Jace and Fly overcome obstacles and MaryBeth and Jace as their friendship soon turns into something greater. I was not disappointed with this movie and I believe that anyone who watches it will love it and want to watch it again and again! If you love drama, romance, and a overrall feel-good family movie, you'll love Going to the Mat. I'm glad I taped this one! 5 out of 5 stars!!!!


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