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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
Pablo Torre Pablo Torre ... Himself - Interviewee
Mike D'Antoni Mike D'Antoni ... Himself - Interviewee
Oliver Mcnally Oliver Mcnally ... Himself - Interviewee
Daryl Morey Daryl Morey ... Himself - Interviewee
Kenny Blakeney Kenny Blakeney ... Himself - Interviewee
Shirley Lin Shirley Lin ... Herself
Eric Musselman Eric Musselman ... Himself - Interviewee
Landry Fields Landry Fields ... Himself - Interviewee
Gieming Lin Gieming Lin ... Himself
Phil Yu Phil Yu ... Himself - Interviewee
Dan Duggan Dan Duggan ... Himself - Interviewee
Jim Sutter Jim Sutter ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Jeremy Lin: I'm just out there having fun and playing a game, I can have bad games and you know they may not like me or they may boo me, but there's a lot more important things in life than just basketball because at the end of the day basketball is just a game. What happened to me is just a story, I mean it wasn't like I knew I'd come off that bench and just do that, I really didn't I thought I could play on this level and I thought I could play at this level I didn't feel that would happen and some of ...
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References The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) See more »

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This is a must watch
19 October 2013 | by dulcettanneSee all my reviews

This movie is done brilliantly. It perfectly captures the spirit and essence of both the story behind Jeremy Lin and Linsanity. This movie really warmed my heart and made my tear up many times when I imagined the pain and heartbreak Jeremy had to suffer through to make his dreams come true. It is not a fairytale story but a real story that is still being written in the stars. It is a story that inspires, encourages, and challenges the viewers to take charge of their own lives. This is the type of movie you can take anyone to watch: your significant other, your kids, your family. Everyone of all ages will love watching this movie. I just want to take the time to thank God that we were blessed enough to witness the rise of Linsanity, but more importantly, the rise of a boy with a dream and a powerful drive. I really recommend watching this movie, it was absolutely lincredible!


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