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An aimless young Chinese-American finds his hoop dreams unexpectedly sidelined when his parents are injured in an accident and he is forced to give ping-pong lessons in the fiction feature debut of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu In the Realms of the Unreal. Christopher "C-dub" Wang Jimmy Tsai may not be able to sink a lay-up to save his life, yet he longs to realize his lifelong goal of playing in the NBA. Add to this the fact that C-dub still lives at home and will likely never emerge from under the ...
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Overview

An aimless young Chinese-American finds his hoop dreams unexpectedly sidelined when his parents are injured in an accident and he is forced to give ping-pong lessons in the fiction feature debut of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu In the Realms of the Unreal. Christopher "C-dub" Wang Jimmy Tsai may not be able to sink a lay-up to save his life, yet he longs to realize his lifelong goal of playing in the NBA. Add to this the fact that C-dub still lives at home and will likely never emerge from under the shadow of his successful older brother, Michael Roger Fan, and it's beginning to look like this wannabe pro-athlete is going nowhere fast. C-dub's parents Jim Lau and Elizabeth Sung are a pair of former table tennis champs who now own a successful ping-pong supply shop and teach lessons on the side. Much like his parents were back in the day, C-dub's brother Michael Roger Fan is a ping-pong wizard who is championed by the Chinese community for taking top rank in the tournaments year after year. But now, Michael and C-dub's parents have both been injured in a car accident, forcing the ill-equipped -- and extremely reluctant -- family slacker to take over the ping-pong teaching duties. While at first C-dub doesn't take his new responsibility all too seriously, he quickly discovers that the future of his family rests in his hands after Michael is injured and rendered unable to compete in this year's championships. Soon, C-dub realizes that by stepping in for Michael and winning the championships, he may also be able to win the heart of the girl he has fallen head over heels in love with.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director/co-writer Jessica Yu and actor/co-writer Jimmy Tsai; Two featurettes: "Warm-Up Drills" and "Post-Game"; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • UPC: 014381531756
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 50,668

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Tsai Christopher "C-dub" Wang
Smith Cho Jennifer
Khary Payton JP Money
Roger Fan Michael Wang
Peter Paige Gerald
Jim Lau Mr. Wang
Elizabeth Sung Mrs. Wang
Scott Lowell Tom
Stephnie Weir Cheryl
Javin Reid Prabakar
Technical Credits
Jessica Yu Director, Screenwriter
Zene Baker Editor
Jeff Beal Score Composer
Anne Clements Producer
Frank G. de Marco Cinematographer
Jessica Flaherty Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Gou Executive Producer
Joan Huang Producer
Denise Hudson Production Designer
Jimmy Tsai Co-producer, Screenwriter
Jason L. Wood Casting
Shaun Terence Young Musical Direction/Supervision
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