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Ping Pong Playa (2007)

Synopsis

Christopher "C-dub" Wang is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and clings to pipe dreams of a career as a pro basketball player. Blaming genetics for his failure to make the NBA, C-dub lives at home, works a dead-end job, and squirms in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, a doctor and ping pong champion.

With a family-run store devoted to all things ping pong and a mom who teaches it at the local Chinese Community Center, the Wangs’ entire world revolves around the sport. But despite the family legacy, C-dub opts to spend his free time playing video games and daydreaming about get-rich quick schemes with his best friend JP Money.

C-dub is kicked back into reality when his mom and Michael are hurt in a car accident, leaving his father to watch over the store and forcing C-dub to take over his mom’s ping pong class of misfits. C-dub starts to appreciate the benefits of ping pong when he starts using the class to make some extra money on the side and befriending one of the kids who happens to have a beautiful older sister.

But when the Wang family livelihood is threatened by a rival ping pong player’s attempts to lure the kids away, C-dub begins to take things more seriously. With the National Golden Cock Tournament coming up and an injured Michael unable to defend his title, C-dub must become the player he pretends to be and defend his family’s ping pong dynasty.

Cast

Jimmy Tsai: Christopher "C-dub" Wang Elizabeth Sung: Mrs. Wang
Andrew Vo: Felix Smith Cho: Jennifer
Khary Payton: JP Money Peter Paige: Gerald
Jim Lau: Mr. Wang Scott Lowell: Tom
Roger Fan: Michael Wang Stephnie Weir: Cheryl Davis

Filmmakers

Jessica Yu: director/producer/writer  
Jimmy Tsai: writer/co-producer  
Joan Huang: producer  
Jeffrey Gou: executive producer  
Anne Clements: producer