By Ryan Clark | December 08, 2009
Devon Graye plays Cal Chetley, an extremely bright, 16-year-old outsider whose decision to join the high school wrestling team as a 135-pound contender has unexpected consequences for his estranged family. Graye is known to many for his role as the teenage Dexter in the popular and acclaimed Showtime series, "Dexter." His other television credits include "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Saving Grace," "CSI. Miami" and "Leverage." His film credits include "Scar," Exodus Fall," "Lure" and "Husk."
Madeleine Martin is Luli, a troubled young girl and outsider who is Cal's closest friend. Martin currently stars as Becca Moody on the series "Californication." Her previous television credits include voicing the lead role of JoJo in the popular animated series, "JoJo's Circus" (2003-2006) as well as guest-starring roles on "Law & Order. Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order" and "Hope & Faith."
Well-known for his work as an actor and humanitarian, award-winner
Danny Glover portrays Harry "Red" Newman, a charming, albeit mysterious man who has a way of showing up in Cal's life just when he needs him most. From his blockbuster tag team pairing as Det. Roger Murtaugh (alongside Mel Gibson) in the "Lethal Weapon" film franchise to his acclaimed performances in "The Color Purple," "Beloved," and "Dreamgirls," Glover has distinguished himself as one of the screen's most sought-after actors. Glover's feature film credits also include. "2012," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Predator 2," "The Rainmaker," "A Rage in Harlem," "Antz," "Silverado," "Top Gun," "Grand Canyon," "The Shaggy Dog," "Saw V" and "Witness." Over a 30-year career, Glover has won eight NAACP Image Awards, an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Performer ("To Sleep With Anger"), five Emmy Award nominations (including one for directing) and a MTV Movie Award for "Best On Screen Duo" with Gibson for "Lethal Weapon 2."
Writer John Posey, who wrote the screenplay for "Brother's Keeper," portrays Stu Tennent, the sympathetic high school wrestling coach who remembers Mike and is curious about Cal. A long-time actor, Posey's credits include recurring roles on "Boston Legal" and "Doc," as well as guest starring on "Cold Case," "24," "ER," "Crossing Jordan," "News Radio" and "From Earth to the Moon."
Director Mel Damski is a popular director, producer and executive producer who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary for the 1998 release, "Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies." Damski is currently the co-executive producer of the USA Network's hit sitcom "Psych" and has directed several episodes of the series. He also served as a senior producer on the Emmy Award-winning "Picket Fences" and has directed episodes of many David Kelley series, including "Boston Legal," "Ally McBeal," "The Practice" and "Chicago Hope." His other directing credits include "Las Vegas," "Charmed," "Without a Trace," "Ed," "The Guardian," "Dawson's Creek," "Early Edition," "Sisters," "Lou Grant" and "Sweet Justice" (on which he also served as co-executive producer).
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