Going to the Mat
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Produced by Don Schain
Written by Chris Nolan
Laurie Nolan
Starring Andrew Lawrence
Alessandra Toreson
Khleo Thomas
Wayne Brady
Distributed by Disney Channel
Release date(s) March 19, 2004
Running time 96 min.
Country Flag of the United States
Language English
IMDb profile

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.



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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Preceded by
Pixel Perfect
Disney Channel Original Movies Succeeded by
Zenon: Z3

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