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A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sharon Chetley
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Cal Chetley
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Luli Stringfellow
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Harry 'Red' Newman
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Coach Tennent
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Teo Olivares ...
Donald Worthington.
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Theo 'Gnat' Henderson (as Kareem Grimes)
Christopher Alan Weaver ...
Joe Easley
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3rd Kid
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Jill
Yvonne Misiak ...
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Laura Melton
Patrick Cox ...
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Storyline

Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal's older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there's Cal's mom who must be reckoned with. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some Legends are born out of Struggle.

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, brief partial nudity and some fighting scenes | See all certifications »

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9 September 2010 (Kuwait)  »

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Brother's Keeper  »

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Opening Weekend:

$126,964 (USA) (10 September 2010)

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$191,875 (USA) (17 September 2010)
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In the USA, there was a mere 18 days between the theatrical and home video releases. This is possibly a record for the shortest amount of time it has ever taken for any film to go from the cinema to home video in North America. On September 10, 2010 the movie was released in a limited capacity theatrically, and it was released on September 28, 2010 on DVD (sold exclusively at Walmart) and Blu-Ray (sold exclusively at Best Buy). The DVD and Blu-ray were later released to all national retailers on December 28, 2010. See more »

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Before the final wrestling match, Cal listens on his earphones to what he tells his brother is "opera, Italian opera." The piece that he actually listens to is neither opera nor Italian. It is the religious motet "Panis Angelicus," in Latin. See more »

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Cal Chetley: [watching Luli eat fries] You know, a good friend wouldn't eat those in front of me.
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18 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Cal Chetley (Devon Graye) is a 135lb beanpole high school nerd getting bullied by fellow student Billy Barrow (Tyler Posey). He lives with his widowed mother Sharon (Patricia Clarkson). His older brother Mike (John Cena) is struggling and mostly absent. Mike and father were champion wrestlers and Cal wants to start wrestling. Sharon is not happy blaming the lost of her family and Mike specifically to wrestling. The next door neighbor girl Luli (Madeleine Martin) is completely infatuated with Cal.

This being a WWE movie. The biggest question for this is the acting ability of John Cena. While he can walk and talk, he doesn't have the nuance of emotional acting. He is just outclassed by Patricia Clarkson in their scenes. Devon Graye is not a great actor either, at least not yet. He needs to be much better as the lead. Madeleine Martin steals her scenes whenever she's on the screen. She has a spunky wacky character to play with. The story is very bland and unimaginative. It has no surprises or originality. This is strictly an after-school special TV movie.


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