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First Match (2018)

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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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Olivia Newman

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Olivia Newman
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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 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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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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Written by Bamar Ndoye
Performed by Gaston
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Fighting
8 August 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Life is a ... fight? I guess so, better than the other "b-word" comparison maybe. In this case it really captures what this is about. A girl that has father issues and also anger issues. Why not combine both and "fight" them? So that is what is happening here and it really hits home with the drama and the acting is really good too (fighting also).

This may offend some people, especially if you don't feel the relationship between her and her father. But it is painted nicely and it doesn't try easy ways out. It's not like you are going to get something you yearned for. Something a let's say more cliche movie might have done. So you may like this approach and ultimately (re)solution this aims for, or you may hate it for not being the way you would like it to be ... hopefully you'll enjoy it for what it is! And take the message to heart! Fight for what you believe in


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