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First Match (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Sport | 30 March 2018 (USA)
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Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Director:

Olivia Newman

Writer:

Olivia Newman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvire Emanuelle ... Mo
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Darrel
Colman Domingo ... Coach Castile
Jharrel Jerome ... Omari (as Jharrel A. Jerome)
Kim Ramirez ... Lucila (as Kimberly Ramirez)
Jared Kemp ... Malik
Mugga ... Neighbor
Kamika Desrosiers Kamika Desrosiers ... Nyasa
Kawari Desrosiers Kawari Desrosiers ... Nyasa
Jimmy Gary Jr. ... Hassan
Antonio Ortiz ... Jorge
Travis Raeburn ... Jamal
Tyson Sheppard Tyson Sheppard ... Tyson
Allen Maldonado ... Juan
Leronne Kornegay Leronne Kornegay ... Cute Guy
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Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

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This is HER fight.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il primo match See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Mo's Theme
Written by Anthony Allison and Torbitt Schwartz
Performed by Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
Produced by Torbitt Schwartz (as Little Shalimar)
Recorded at Zoby's House, Brooklyn
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Well written and directed
7 April 2018 | by bosstranglaSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying the wrestling and fighting scenes... Horrible. They should've done better at choreographing the scenes but I use to compete so probably over critical about them. Now that that is out the way, this movie really touched me. It wasn't about wrestling or fighting but about life choices. The characters grow on you just like the movie. At first it seemed to be to fast and scattered but finally finds a better rhythm, displaying the girls love for a father who is lost. I definitely recommend watching


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