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Ping Pong Playa (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 5 September 2008 (USA)
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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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Michael Wang
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Kevin Chung ...
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't just win. Destroy.

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Игрок пинг-понга  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,797, 7 September 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,827, 5 October 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Jon Howard: I had B.S. Chang's last night. It was a delightful meal.
Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang: B.S. Chang's is about as Chinese as Charlie Chan, man. Chang's ain't no real Chinese.
Jon Howard: Charlie Chan isn't Chinese? Is that true?
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Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like Cereal
Written, performed, produced and arranged by Chops
Courtesy of World Champion Publishing (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
Really Funny Movie
25 December 2008 | by 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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