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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 »

Director:

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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Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW

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

John Lambrix: You don't get it, do you? This isn't just a sport for me. It's who I am! It's all I've got. Unlike you I don't do music. All right? I stink at school. I mean, you take away wrestling... I don't even know who I am. How sad is that?
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Soundtracks

Funkmeister
Written by David Hadland and Scott Schorr
Performed by Ratboy Cutz
Courtesy of Lazy Bones Recordings/Productions Inc.
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Poignant Story
20 March 2004 | by astymegoesbySee all my reviews

Going to mat is about a blind boy, Jace (Jason) who moves from New York City to Hicksville (no offense). With a big chip on his shoulder as the cool kid, he tries unsuccessfully to intermix with the other kids. His one friend, "Fly", played well by Khleo Thomas gets Jace into wrestling. After several unsuccessful attempts, Jace finally succeeds and becomes the champ. This is a Disney movie. Which about says it all. There is not a lot of drama, Jace (played by Andrew Lawrence) gives a very believable performance, then again so do all Disney films. As with all Disney films, its all good, nothing too bad and always smiling (if not crying) at the end. 2 out of 5 stars.


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