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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
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Crazy Credits

Elvire Emanuelle gets the "Introducing" credit, but before the other actors. Since the word "Starring" doesn't appear, it looks as if all the actors are getting this credit. See more »

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Buggin' Out
Written by Q-Tip (as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed), Phife Dawg (as Malik Izaak Taylor), and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad)
Performed by A Tribe Called Quest
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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22 March 2019 | by aliases-53334See all my reviews

I loved that it was very authentic and the acting was great. Sad to see how some parents ruin their kids' lives and have such bad influence. This film is inspiring and shows the true power of will and complexities of our society. That poor girl really had it rough. Being a girl in a place where girls are only being sexualised, poor and basically almost homeless, with a beatup dad who only tried to use her, and a few good people on the way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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