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The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

Director:

Evan Jackson Leong (as Evan Leong)

Writer:

Aaron Strongoni (narration writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Dae Kim ... Narrator (voice)
Ming Yao ... Self - Interviewee
Jeremy Lin ... Self
Daryl Morey ... Self - Interviewee
Pablo Torre ... Self - Interviewee
Shirley Lin Shirley Lin ... Self
Phil Yu Phil Yu ... Self - Interviewee
Joe Lacob Joe Lacob ... Self - Interviewee
Landry Fields ... Self - Interviewee
Mike D'Antoni Mike D'Antoni ... Self - Interviewee
Oliver Mcnally Oliver Mcnally ... Self - Interviewee
Jim Sutter Jim Sutter ... Self - Interviewee
Joseph Lin Joseph Lin ... Self
Stephen Chen Stephen Chen ... Self - Interviewee
Eric Musselman Eric Musselman ... Self - 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. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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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 »

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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 Lion King (1994) See more »

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awesome store
21 September 2013 | by quyin90See all my reviews

This is a documentary film about the rise of Asian American basketball player Jeremy Lin. The director had filmed Lin since he was a star college basketball player at Harvard University and during his early struggles in the NBA. The movie is well made. The store is very inspiring. The making of 'Linsanity' is almost as amazing as Jeremy Lin's sudden rise to worldwide fame. The movie also showed what a lovely person Lin is and what a loving family Lin's family is. I enjoyed it very much. Actually, I have watched the movie three times in my Amazon video library. It's super cool. I especially suggest kids to watch it.


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Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (Philippines) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,462, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$302,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$332,990
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2.35 : 1
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