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The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

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Mike D'Antoni ...
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Landry Fields ...
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Stephen Chen ...
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Gieming Lin ...
Himself
Shirley Lin ...
Herself
Doc Scheppler ...
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Phil Yu ...
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Pablo Torre ...
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Kenny Blakeney ...
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Tommy Amaker ...
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Dan Duggan ...
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Peter Diepenbrock ...
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Storyline

In February 2012, an entire nation of basketball fans unexpectedly went 'Linsane.' Stuck in the mire of a disappointing season, the New York Knicks did what no other NBA team had thought about doing. They gave backup point guard Jeremy Lin an opportunity to prove himself. He took full advantage, scoring more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and created a legitimate public frenzy in the process. Prior to this now-legendary run, Lin had faced adversity in his career at every turn. He wasn't offered a scholarship by any major university, nor was he drafted by any NBA team after a standout collegiate career at Harvard. Written by Sundance

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Undrafted. Unwanted. Unwavering. The True Story of Jeremy Lin.


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Rated PG for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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2 October 2013 (Philippines)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$99,462 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$302,645 (USA) (23 January 2014)
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Trivia

This documentary began filming in 2010, two years before Jeremy Lin became a media sensation nicknamed "Linsanity" with the New York Knicks. Lin was a rookie for the Golden State Warriors at the start of filming. See more »

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Jeremy Lin: the thing I had to learn last year was that the perfect plan doesn't mean it'll end up the way you want to end up. In the past if you asked me what's a perfect plan, I'd be like: I'd get what I want to play my dream I play well, now I have a different perspective on what a perfect plan is: you don't get better if you win all the time, you get better when you lose. You improve when you look at yourself more when you lose so if you learn a lot and if I lose a lot if I grow a lot, if I...
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References The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) See more »

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The title's a word, and it means it's an amazing film
1 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Linsanity" is an actual word, except no one has the actual definition. The most common terminology may be "the awesome feeling of Jeremy Lin winning the ultimate basketball game". My father and I loved watching basketball games together. This is the story of Jeremy Lin's love for this sport and the reality of getting into the NBA. Jeremy Lin is a man of faith and expresses it to us in this documentary. Director Evan Leong stated at the Sundance Q&A the film started out only as a web series and turned into something greater. The story starts with his game against the LA Lakers facing off the legendary LeBron James. Those of us who know Jeremy Lin will already predict the end result but even find a deeper understanding of this incredible player. Leong did a fantastic job bringing this player to life. My only complaint would be the large amount of archival footage and him playing basketball and NBA games. We see that on TV all the time when there needed to be more of knowing him as a character. Great job from the entire team and I hope you get this film for the world to see.


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