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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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Cast

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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$77,827 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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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

JP Money: What's the hold up?
Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang: Ah, you can't just run up and start humping a leg like a dog. You got to be like a tiger. You got to stalk the prey.
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Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Baby Swing
Composed by Joachim Rygg, Stella Mwangi and Abdul Saleh
Performed by The DNC
Courtesy of Choicetracks Music, Inc. / Position Music
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Hilarious and LINsane
22 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie about 2 years ago and thought it was quite funny. After Linsanity earlier this year, I watched the movie again and there are some amazing parallels with Jeremy Lin's story, to the point that one would think this was written loosely about Jeremy Lin. What's more incredible is that Jeremy Lin ends up wearing a Rockets jersey, so C-Dub looks vaguely more like Jeremy Lin the second time around.

Anyone who wants to see some humor around stereotypes (both false and true) and loves Jeremy Lin's story should go see it. My family loved watching this movie the second time around and we recommend it.

Of course, Jimmy Tsai and Jessica Yu should be given a lot of credit for putting together a feel good movie that I can associate with. If anyone deserves to play Jeremy Lin in a future movie, it should be Jimmy Tsai. And, Jessica Yu, who is known for her documentaries should be able to tell the Jeremy Lin's story as good as any director.


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