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Going to the Mat (2004)

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 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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19 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Der große Kampf  »

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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

John Lambrix: Hey, Newfield. Why aren't you out there playing for the home team?
Jace: Oh, I was going to but my seeing eye dog kept pawing everyone's helmets off. HAHA!
John Lambrix: You're a funny guy.
Jace: Yeah, I don't see you laughing. Oh, wait, you're the one who's supposed to be making all the lame blind jokes.
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Funkmeister
Written by David Hadland and Scott Schorr
Performed by Ratboy Cutz
Courtesy of Lazy Bones Recordings/Productions Inc.
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Poignant Story
20 March 2004 | by 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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