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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.

Director:

Jessica Yu
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 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: I swear on the graves of 18 generations of my ancestors, I ain't gonna be late again.
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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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My kid's loved this movie, as did I
27 June 2011 | by csphippsSee all my reviews

This is a "fun" and funny movie done in an original way - with moral lessons to boot. Best family suitable rental in a long while. This work in some ways is reminiscent of Tyler Perry - it doesn't play to the high brow audience, readily mixing the serious with the silly to good effect, and leveraging an American subculture as a backdrop to a story. It felt right how specific characters were constantly switching between Chinese and English to draw out the best phrasing and emphasize the bicultural significance of their lives and the challenge at hand. I'm going to check-out some of the other Jimmy Tsai projects. I was also impressed with the many supporting actors/characters. Another movie this reminded me of is Napoleon Dynamite - sound track and all, loved the "cereal" song. Best scene in the movie is when the main character's brother sets him straight - this and other scenes my kids insisted that I replay.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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