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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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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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Don't just win. Destroy.

Genres:

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

Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang: That's racialism, man!
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Connections

References The Bad News Bears (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Oh Oh
Written by Mark Brooks and Rhaphael Turpley
Performed by Kebyar
Produced by Megajive
Published by Cadillac Insomniac (BMI) and Of Light and Sound Recordings (ASCAP)
Courtesy of NOMA Music
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Not Deep but Fun
5 December 2011 | by (Annapolis, MD) – See all my reviews

I don't like sports movies, but this film was the compromise choice for our family, our 18-year-old son who doesn't want serious drama, my wife who doesn't want even a whiff of violence, and me who would normally watch Lars von Trier or a Russian documentary.

But the whole family found something to laugh out loud at. Parts followed the nauseatingly sweet pattern of a Disney sports movie, but other parts would NEVER have appeared in a Disney movie. Not that they were violent or inappropriate, but just off message. That made the film rewarding.

If you want to pass a few hours being mindlessly entertained, this movie is for you.


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