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Beyond the Mat (2013)

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A tale about two best friends, an uncensored look into the perilous world of high school wrestling, and the story of a teen who overcomes self doubt to find his true place.

Director:

Van M. Pham

Writer:

Erik Martinez

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wynn ... Aaron Miller
Mark Hapka ... Bo Sanders
Sara Fletcher ... Jennifer Sanders (as Sara E.R. Fletcher)
Kurt Angle ... Coach Kamen
Kevin McCorkle ... Coach Russell
Teresa Michelle Lee ... Linh Tran
Jerry Zatarain Jr. ... Frankie Valadez
Ken Shamrock ... Color Commentator
Brett Newton ... Chris Anderson (as Brett A. Newton)
Rebecca Tilney ... Janeane Miller
Jonathan Kowalsky ... Dominic Bradshaw
Jay Ruggieri Jay Ruggieri ... Teammate (as Jason Ruggieri)
Logan O'Troy Logan O'Troy ... Coach Murphy
Christie Burson ... Marissa Smith
Scot Ruggles ... Recruiter
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Set against the backdrop of a suburban high school in Middle America, Beyond the Mat is the coming of age tale of Aaron Miller. Amidst the struggle of a disintegrating friendship, the tormenting of a crosstown wrestling rival, and the blossoming of a new love, Aaron is forced to come to terms with who he really is. Aaron's friendship is put on the line when best friend Bo, blinded by the desire for a rematch against crosstown wrestling rival Dominic, robs Aaron of his spot on the varsity wrestling team. Aaron is torn between his loyalty to his friend and his commitment to his sport. Fueled by the desire to succeed and the need to prove himself, Aaron embarks on a journey of self discovery. The drama culminates in an explosive finale at the State Wrestling Championship where more than just pride is on the line. Its a tale about two best friends, a chronicle about minority experiences in America, an uncensored look into the perilous world of high school wrestling, and ultimately the ...

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3 Periods. 2 Minutes. 1 Dream.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Near Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

Anaheim, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Beyond the Mat won "Best Sports Film" at the Canada International Film Festival in April 2013. See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Gotta Give
Written by Gary Michael Johnson (as Gary Johnson) and Mark Hapka
Performed by Gary Michael Johnson (as Gary Johnson) and Mark Hapka
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