Ping Pong Playa

Ping Pong Playa

Director: Jessica Yu

Cast: Jessica Yu, Jimmy Tsai, Smith Cho, Khary Payton

     
 

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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-dubSee more details below

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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Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2009
UPC:
0014381507720
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Image Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
19,941

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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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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ping Pong Playa
1. Excuses [5:21]
2. Chain Of Events [6:43]
3. Substitute [4:08]
4. Here's How It Works [5:05]
5. Ping Pong Hustle [8:42]
6. Endeavors [5:02]
7. Orient Express [5:10]
8. Real Mature [7:36]
9. Turning the Tables [3:30]
10. Training [3:33]
11. Ping Pong Is Life [6:09]
12. For the Family [2:55]
13. Preliminary Rounds [6:27]
14. Focus [4:06]
15. Championship Match [5:52]
16. Silence [8:41]
17. Off the Leash [1:49]
18. End Credits [5:07]

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