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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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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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Wake Up Call
Written by OD Hunte and Seyi Bello (as S. Bello)
Performed by Slic One
Published by OD Hunte (ASCAP) and S Bello (MCPS/SESAQ)
Courtesy of OD Hunte T/A Souther Cube Records
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Really Funny Movie
25 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I laughed all the way through this film. Even though some of the scenes ran on longer than needed, the story, acting and direction of this film is dead on. What is also very well done is the funny but revealing way in which race is brought into discussions in matter of fact ways. This is not a race bashing film but a film that is aware of the uniqueness that everyone processes and how all nationalities have the same inherent bias toward themselves and each other but must overcome it if any real change can come about. Saying that, the film is a riot. Funny throughout and a very good film for kids and adults.

The lead actor is beyond convincing as a wannabe black kid who has to come around to understanding what real responsibility means. He's hilarious!!

The guy needs his own television show! Now! But what is most revealing is the direction. Small but significant little gems of pure hilarity is in the direction of this film and I give it a clear 9/10. Great stuff.


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