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.

Director:

Jessica Yu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Tsai ... Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang
Andrew Vo ... Felix
Khary Payton ... JP Money
Jim Lau ... Mr. Wang
Roger Fan ... Michael Wang
Elizabeth Sung ... Mrs. Wang
Javin Reid ... Prabakar
Kevin Chung Kevin Chung ... William Lin
Peter Paige ... Gerald Harcourt
Smith Cho ... Jennifer
Scott Lowell ... Tom
Stephnie Weir ... Cheryl Davis
Sir Jonathan Oliver Sir Jonathan Oliver ... Jon Howard
Shelley Malil ... DB Reddy
Martin Chow ... Jerry Lin
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The TV show that Wang is interviewed on throughout the movies is called "Eye on East Hills with Jon Howard." The actor playing Jon Howard bears a strong resemblance to Ron Howard, star of 'Happy Days'. See more »

Quotes

Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang: That's right. Smack that ball! Tell that white boy who's boss.
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Connections

References Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper
(uncredited)
Written by Jean-Joseph Mouret (as Mouret)
Performed by The Canadian Brass
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User Reviews

 
Not Deep but Fun
5 December 2011 | by ken_mayerSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ping Pong Playa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,797, 7 September 2008

Gross USA:

$77,907

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,907
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cherry Sky Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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