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Ping Pong Playa (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  5 September 2008 (USA)
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A kid dreams of playing professional basketball in order to escape his dead-end job, living in the suburbs, his bossy older brother and running his Mom's ping pong classes.

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Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang
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Felix
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JP Money
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Mr. Wang
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Michael Wang
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Mrs. Wang
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Prabakar
Kevin Chung ...
William Lin
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Gerald Harcourt
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Jennifer
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Tom
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Cheryl Davis
Sir Jonathan Oliver ...
Jon Howard
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DB Reddy
Martin Chow ...
Jerry Lin
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A kid dreams of playing professional basketball in order to escape his dead-end job, living in the suburbs, his bossy older brother and running his Mom's ping pong classes.

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ping pong | asian american | See All (2) »

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Don't just win. Destroy.

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language, including some sexual remarks and drug references | See all certifications »

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$30,797 (USA) (5 September 2008)

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$77,827 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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The Ping Pong Palace hosts two annual events: The Golden Cock Championship (in it's 15th year) and the Lil' Paddlers Tourney. See more »

Quotes

William Lin: Is it true that Coach Wang broke ten bones?
Felix: I heard they cut off her arm!
Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang: [amused] What are you smoking?
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Gotta Give It to Em
Written by Jason Rabinowitz, Gideon Black and Hiles Black
Performed by Lexkon
Courtesy of Position Music
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At times I laughed out loud.
21 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This funny movie plays on stereotypes... in a way that doesn't offend. The main character desperately wishes to be a basketball great, yet his hoop dreams are never fulfilled, due in part to his ineptitude and cultural background (lack of support culturally). When his mother is injured the protagonist is needed to teach ping-pong classes against his wishes, over time he slowly rises to the challenge, with some funny results. Thankfully it lacks the typical romantically driven plot associated with many comedies, thought a boy meets girl vibe does exist. In essence a "fish out of water" tale with surprising results. It is a comedy without rude and vulgar humor, yet still funnier than most that utilize such. Pleasantly surprising in almost every way.

(my first review. bare in mind that I judge movies by genre, i.e.: a "good" comedy may not be as "good" as an equally rated drama, or thriller, etc...).


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