|Going to the Mat|
|Directed by||Stuart Gillard|
|Produced by||Don Schain|
|Written by|| Chris Nolan|
|Starring|| Andrew Lawrence|
|Distributed by||Disney Channel|
|Release date(s)||March 19, 2004|
|Running time||96 min.|
Going to the Mat is a 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie. It debuted on Disney Channel on March 24, 2004 at 8:00 and had 1.15 million viewers placing 9th in its cable slot. It was last shown on Disney Channel on July 25, 2009.
Jason "Jase" Newfield (Andrew Lawrence) is the new student at his school, and he is also blind. Thinking that his talent on the drums is his ticket to fit in, he shows off in music class, only to find out that his teacher is also blind. His peers begin to treat him differently, and he soon finds out that it is because people think that he is a snob, and not because he is blind. Desperate to fit in, he finds out that if he wants to be accepted, he must join a sport. He decides to try his luck with wrestling.
- Andrew Lawrence as Jason 'Jace' Newfield
- Alessandra Toreson as Mary Beth Rice
- Khleo Thomas as Vincent "Fly" Shu
- Wayne Brady as Mason Wyatt
- D.B. Sweeney as Coach Rice
- Billy Aaron Brown as John Lambrix
- Brenda Strong as Patty Newfield
- Brian Wimmer as Tom Newfield
- T.J. Lowther as Luke Nolan
It is one of the most critically acclaimed Disney movies, garnering a Directors Guild Award for Stuart Gillard and a Humantas Award Writing nomination for Chris and Laurie Nolan. It was also one of the highest rated Disney Channel movies on IMDb.
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