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Going to the Mat (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Patty Newfield
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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 ...
Referee #2
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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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John Lambrix: You don't get it, do you? This isn't just a sport for me. It's who I am! It's all I've got. Unlike you I don't do music. All right? I stink at school. I mean, you take away wrestling... I don't even know who I am. How sad is that?
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Written by David Hadland and Scott Schorr
Performed by Ratboy Cutz
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Surprisingly Good...
23 March 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I thought it would be cheesy being a Disney channel movie, but it was really good. I think Andrew Lawrence has a bright future as an actor. I was about to write him off as another Lawrence brother, but I think he's the most talented of the three. He played a blind kid very very well. His movements and his affects were very believable and he delivered his lines very well.

The story was pretty entertaining and the portrayal of the blind was pretty original, too. You don't see wrestling featured in high school movies very often, let alone consider it a sport the blind can participate in. And it was nice to see things like beeping backboards in basketball as another way to incorporate the blind into everyday things they usually couldn't have participated in before. I also really loved the music featured in the movie, especially the guitar pieces "Jace" played. It's definitely worth taping if you can catch one of the repeats.


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