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The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

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Evan Jackson Leong (as Evan Leong)

Writer:

Aaron Strongoni (narration writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Dae Kim ... Narrator (voice)
Jeremy Lin ... Himself
Ming Yao ... Himself - Interviewee
Mike D'Antoni Mike D'Antoni ... Himself - Interviewee
Landry Fields Landry Fields ... Himself - Interviewee
Joe Lacob Joe Lacob ... Himself - Interviewee
Pablo Torre Pablo Torre ... Himself - Interviewee
Shirley Lin Shirley Lin ... Herself
Joshua Lin Joshua Lin ... Himself
Peter Diepenbrock Peter Diepenbrock ... Himself - Interviewee
Doc Scheppler Doc Scheppler ... Himself - Interviewee
Kenny Blakeney Kenny Blakeney ... Himself - Interviewee
Oliver Mcnally Oliver Mcnally ... Himself - Interviewee
Gary Mcknight Gary Mcknight ... Himself - Interviewee
Stephen Chen Stephen Chen ... Himself - Interviewee
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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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USA

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (Philippines) See more »

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Basketfrälst See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,462, 4 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,645, 23 January 2014
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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[last lines]
Jeremy Lin: when I was going through all my insecurities, an uncertainty and lack of confidence, I was losing focus on God. I was focusing on my job and on what other people thought of me, and what the reporters were writing. Over time I was able to check myself and kind of get my focus back and I think God did something supernatural to me, something that I couldn't do on my own, something I may never be able to recreate so in that instance, I was learning to fight and constantly live and play ...
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References The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) See more »

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Linsanity was insane and this movie proves it.
25 December 2013 | by gchongSee all my reviews

This story is insane because the phenomena of Linsanity happened despite all of the odds being against it, and this documentary highlights many of those hurdles that didn't get covered by the national press. The story goes way beyond his years at Harvard and dives into the core of Jeremy Lin, which is the foundation of his family and faith. Those two pillars were established in the very early years of his life, even before he picked up a basketball, and were elements that carried him through the low points of his life and helped him push through to the heights that he did achieve.

"Linsanity" is a must-watch movie because it highlights the real life struggles that are so often 'photoshopped' out by some image-conscious PR firms. Jeremy Lin had struggles and he overcame and that was a recurring theme throughout the documentary.

Even those who are following Jeremy's career now see that pattern playing out as he deals with being benched this season, after being the Houston Rockets starter in 2012-2013.

You will come away inspired, there is no doubt about it. Some people may be turned off by the obvious faith in God that Jeremy has, but the director is obviously trying to capture what Jeremy himself felt was key to sparking the Linsanity of 2012.


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