Coming-of-age story of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

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Eddie Huang

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Eddie Huang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Takahashi ... Alfred 'Boogie' Chin
Taylour Paige ... Eleanor
Pop Smoke ... Monk (as Bashar "Pop Smoke" Jackson)
Perry Yung ... Mr. Chin
Pamelyn Chee ... Mrs. Chin
Mike Moh ... Melvin
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Richie
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Coach Hawkins
Steve Coulter ... Mr. Richmond
Jessica Huang Jessica Huang ... Fortune Teller
Eddie Huang ... Uncle Jackie
Alexa Mareka ... Alissa
Despot Despot ... Assistant Coach
Ren Hsieh ... Young Mr. Chin
Claire Hsu ... Young Mrs. Chin
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The coming-of-age story of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

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basketball | See All (1) »

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Shoot your shot.

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Drama

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Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Eddie Huang's directorial debut. See more »

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Written by Pop Smoke (as Bashar Jackson), Rico Beats (as Ricardo Lamarre), CashMoneyAp (as Alex Petit)
Performed by Pop Smoke
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Dreadful and dull = Dreadfully dull
11 March 2021 | by iboso64See all my reviews

The camera crew knew what they were doing. It's well-shot, I'll give it that much. The writing it bad, the direction is bad. I'm assuming Eddie Huang either has money, or knows people with money, because that's the only way slop like this gets financed. The lead is sullen, almost everyone is unappealing, and there's zero tension. Even the clichéd final game lacks any sort of suspense. It's clear that the only reason this got a theatrical release is the pandemic has made theaters desperate for product and better films still want to make some money, so they're waiting. This is filler. Wait for it to show on some streaming service, then skip it.


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Language:

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Release Date:

5 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,200,165, 7 March 2021

Gross USA:

$4,178,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,191,023
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