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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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Stuart Gillard

Writers:

Chris Nolan (story), Laurie Nolan (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrew Lawrence ... Jace Newfield
Khleo Thomas ... Vincent 'Fly' Shue
Alessandra Torresani ... Mary Beth Rice (as Alessandra Toreson)
Wayne Brady ... Mason Wyatt
D.B. Sweeney ... Coach Rice
Billy Aaron Brown ... John Lambrix
Brenda Strong ... Patty Newfield
Brian Wimmer ... Tom Newfield
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Big Budah Big Budah ... Referee #3
Scott Christopher ... Mr. Kamins
Kelsi Cullimore Kelsi Cullimore ... Violinist
Paul Dart Paul Dart ... Referee #1
Daniel Henze Daniel Henze ... T-Rex Turner
Spencer Ito Spencer Ito ... Background Wrestler
Ric Johnson Ric Johnson ... Referee #2
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Storyline

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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Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der große Kampf See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

Going to the Mat
Music by Russell Kunkel
Lyrics by Katisse Buckingham
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I liked it
13 April 2004 | by seemarellaSee all my reviews

Wow, this was actually a pretty good movie. I wasn't looking forward to this when I first saw the trailer. I thought it'd just be some stupid movie and after Pixel Perfect, I didn't have alot of faith in this movie. I've never liked sports movies but this one kept my interest when I first saw it. Andrew Lawrence gives a realistic and praise-worthy performance. The rest of the cast is good as well, including Khleo Thomas who sadly didn't get enough screentime as he deserved. But otherwise I'd give this a 9/10. Nothing's perfect.


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