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Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story

Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story is a movie starring Chien-ming Wang, Neil Allen, and Brian Cashman. The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader,...

Other Titles
後勁:王建民
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Sport, Documentary
Director
Frank W Chen
Writer
Wen-Hao Winston Chou, Hui-Chuan Chan
Actors
Brian Cashman, Chien-ming Wang, Billy Connors, Neil Allen
Country
USA, Taiwan
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. He had it all - until a 2008 injury forever altered the course of his career. LATE LIFE: The Chien-Ming Wang Story - named after the late sinking action on his signature pitch - follows the rise and fall of the international icon as he fights his way back into the Major Leagues through endless rehab programs and lengthy stints away from home, carrying the weight of the world on his battered shoulder. A poignant and intimate account of Wang's steadfast quest, LATE LIFE tells the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.

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Kyle E.

This is the story of the greatest roller derby team in the world, the "Vipers". It is a fascinating story that doesn't play out like a roller derby movie, but instead looks at a team in the middle of the greatest sporting era in the history of the world. The movie is about the Vipers, a team made up of some of the best roller derby players, and also the best players in the world. The story is about the team members' lives. One of the main characters is a single mother named "Mimi", who works as a waitress in a strip joint. The rest of the team are all professionals. They all have a dream to one day be in the world's greatest roller derby team. They have dreams of winning tournaments and earning big money. However, the team struggles to keep the team together. There are some ups and downs for the team as they have to overcome. The director did a great job at keeping the focus on the people involved with the team. I felt as if I was there with the team. The actors really fit their roles. The one I felt was a little out of place was a character named "Bobby", who was supposed to be some kind of a bumbling jerk. The director did a great job at making the team seem like a real family, and not a bunch of guys who have jobs and a dream. The movie does a great job of showing the growth and struggle of the team as they try to win the World Championships. The ending of the movie really was a great surprise, and I loved it. Overall, I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to anyone who loves roller derby.

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Rose Hunt

The documentary is an amazing and revealing look into the life of the Chien Mings family. They are a middle class Chinese family in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The documentary begins with the birth of Chien Mings to a husband and wife. The filmmaker interviews many of the family members, and goes into detail about the family and how the family moved from the Chinese colony to Vancouver, British Columbia. From the area where they lived to the area where they traveled, the documentary is very thorough. They talk about the future of the family and the experiences they had during the Chinese colonization of the area. The documentary also talks about the background to the family, their backgrounds, the Chinese culture, and their everyday lives. The documentary gives an overview of the family's education, their day to day life, and how the family interacted with the community. The documentary also talks about the family's daily activities, such as the practice of Buddhism. The family also talks about their culture and the Chinese culture, such as Kung Fu, Cantonese, and the related health care. Finally, the documentary talks about their struggles to keep their family together and succeed in their dreams. They talk about the ups and downs of living in the colony. The documentary was very well put together. The documentary was very interesting, and the characters were very interesting. The documentary made me want to know more about the family, and how they were. The documentary also provided me with a lot of information, such as the history of the family, the history of their family, the development of the colony, and the health care provided by the Chinese colony. This documentary is very important to people who have a personal connection with the Chien Mings family.

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Alan

A great film on the Chien-Ming Wang story and about the family. It's a great story that's shown in a wonderful way. I think that it's important to show the whole story, but it's also important to show a part of the story that is not shown. So, the film does a great job of showing the whole story. It's not shown in a linear way and it's not shown in a chronological way. So, the film shows the whole story in a unique way. It's a very different kind of storytelling that's not typical, but it's still interesting. There are also some scenes that are great and will be really interesting for people. It's very interesting to see how the people react to the events that happened to the family. The movie is very interesting and really makes you think a lot about the family and how they react to all the events that happened to them. The movie is really fun to watch. I think that it's a great movie and I really recommend it to everyone. It's a great film and it's really good.

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Olivia

On June 26, 1964, the Pulitzer Prize winner, Chien Ming Wang (born on December 10, 1930) and 3 other American athletes were honored for the 1964 Olympic Games by becoming the first American men to win gold in a single Games. This documentary is the most important film I have ever seen on a subject that could really influence the future of our country. The athletes included: Steve Reeves, who has since died and has been called the greatest American ever to win gold in the individual events; Jim Hines, who will be remembered forever for winning the 1976 Winter Olympics; and Ken Niumatalolo, who has died in 2010. This documentary also shows their lives and the decisions that led them to become what they became. All of the athletes talk about how much their lives changed after they won gold, how they loved the game, how their athletes loved the game, and how the medal ceremonies for each individual sports are often nothing more than a trophy case for those athletes. The film focuses on the decisions that made them so successful. The film also shows the decision to abandon the dream of competing in the Olympics for the year 1964. The documentary makes it clear that there were very few things that mattered more to these athletes than their sport, their country, and the medal ceremony. They never doubted that the event was important to them. The athletes describe how it changed their lives. Steve Reeves became a successful lawyer; Jim Hines became a successful businessman; and Ken Niumatalolo became a successful actor. In his lifetime, the athletes changed the lives of millions of people. It is the ultimate lesson that every American should learn and understand.

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Elizabeth

I saw the movie in Cannes, France. I also saw it in Seattle at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In both cases, the audience and I were split. It was not a surprise, because of the short length of the movie. What surprised me most was that the audience was not only African-American but also Asian-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern-American and many others. So I was surprised that it was not only white folks that walked out of the theater, but not one black person either. So I think this movie will be better received in the future. I think that audiences will take a second look at the movie and maybe it will gain more popularity in the African-American community. As for the movie, it was a great piece of cinema. It was informative and entertaining. It was also very relevant to the lives of many people. I believe it was also very touching. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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Ashley F.

This is an excellent documentary that will change the way you think about yourself and the world around you. From a fitness coach who started the workout with a "don't worry about the weight", to a running coach who had never run a mile before, to a photographer who wanted to go for a run only because he "f*cked it up". These people are true athletes and athletes, who showed the world how it is to be an athlete. It is very inspirational and enlightening. If you have never run a mile, go watch it now!

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Jacob T.

This movie is not about basketball, and it isn't about the history of the Chien-Ming Wangs. It's about the culture of the Chien-Ming Wangs. It's about how they created the structure of the Chinese basketball scene, and how that structure helped shape the people who were the most important players in the history of the game. But the movie also touches on the history of the sport itself, and about the story of how the sport developed from the late 1800's to the 1950's. It's not a sports documentary, nor is it a story about the lives of the basketball players, but it does touch on those things and how the sport evolved, and how that is reflected in the story. It's an interesting, entertaining and well made documentary that covers a lot of the history of the sport, but it's also about the story of the people that were involved in that story. It's well made, and it's worth watching.

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Terry

I agree with some of the other reviewers that this is a great film for everyone. There are many ways to enjoy the movie. I also understand why some people may not like the style, the story and the images that are presented in the film. I think the use of water is very beautiful. I agree with the other reviewer who said that the pace of the film is slow. This is intentional. The message and the message of the movie are two different things. I think the message is shown to teach the audience the importance of not judging others. One of the things I did not like was the part where he is trying to prove to the people that he is a good person. He is trying to do this by giving the story to the people, but he is not telling them the truth. I think he should have told the people the truth about his life and his purpose, instead of trying to prove to them that he is a good person. I also did not like the part of the movie where the character is drinking water. It made me think of him drinking any water he could find in the world. The movie is very educational for those who understand the way of life in Taiwan and the meaning of drinking water. I also think that the water scenes are beautiful. I do not think this is what the director wanted to show. The film is also very touching. It is the way he shows the relationship of his son with his wife. It is the way he shows the way of life. I think everyone should see this movie. It will be a great movie experience.

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Gregory

In 1994, Chien Ming Wang was 17 years old when he committed suicide in the national high school. Because of this, he was declared "walking dead" and received medical care in his own home. The documentary, "The Blind Guy", covers the last two decades of his life. It is a remarkable story and the documentary serves as a life lesson for everyone to learn from. I recommend everyone watch this documentary.

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Katherine

I have just watched the Chien-Ming Wang story (Tian Ti Yi: The Emperor's Secret) at the South By Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. The film opens with a scene from the slave market where we first meet the slave Kuan-Jen. We are then introduced to another slave called Kuan-Jen, a Chinese woman, who is sold as a wife to Kuan-Jen. She has been tricked into becoming a slave to become part of the sex trade, which she finds unbearable. At the end of the film we see that this woman has found peace and happiness and is now a full-fledged member of the community. I am always amazed that when you go to a film festival you often see people who are on screen but you never really get to hear what they are saying. The film is a rare exception to that. While watching the film I found myself wanting to hear what the people were saying because I felt it was very important. This film is very important in that it gives insight into how a traditional Chinese family's life may have been at one time. I learned that at one time there were many households that held more than one family member and had many, many people of different social classes living in the same house. The family system is extremely complicated and it's a very complex issue that can make a lot of sense when it's finally presented. Some of the viewers will find this film offensive, but I think it is important to see it because it is important to understand the situation at that time and to be an observer to what is happening in the household. This film is very important because it gives an insight into how a traditional Chinese family's life might have been at one time and what the impact might have been on a family like this. It's very important for any family to understand how difficult this situation can be when you are in a traditional Chinese family.

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Henry

This movie isn't perfect, but it is a good documentary of a remarkable man. In addition, the documentary doesn't tell you anything about the real Chien-Ming Wang, it only tells about his life before and after he played tennis. The documentary has many great shots of the great player. There are many clips of his interviews with all kinds of people. It also has clips of his life after the movie. It does not go into the business of tennis but instead focuses on his life after the movie. All of the clips in the documentary are good. I recommend this documentary for anyone who likes tennis. I like this documentary because it tells us about Chien-Ming Wang. I also like the way the documentary portrays the people and people they interviewed. Overall, this is a good documentary that I recommend for anyone who likes Chien-Ming Wang.

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Angela D.

I think that this documentary has everything a good documentary should have. Great acting, great story, great filming. This is a must see for anyone that's a fan of the original Chow Yun Fat movies. They are just too good to be true.

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Joan Lawrence

If you love the sport, then this is a must watch, but if you don't know anything about Chien-Ming Wang, then you probably won't like it. This documentary is just a basic story of Chien-Ming Wang, who is a legend in the game of tennis. This story tells how Wang met his wife, and how he became the first black champion of the game. This documentary also tells about how Wang changed the face of the sport of tennis. Some people might not like this documentary, because they don't know what to think about it. But if you are a fan of the sport of tennis, then this is a must watch.

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Madison

The story of the boxer who refused to fight in the Olympics, and became a living legend, "The Chien Ming Wang Story" is not something that is going to grab people's attention. However, the documentary is an excellent portrayal of the man, and the story it tells is very engaging. This documentary is not going to have a large audience, but it is a worthwhile piece of filmmaking.

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Kelly

I had the pleasure of watching "The Love of Life" on Friday evening at the Royal, and was most impressed. Not because it is a biography, but because the main subject was the longevity of the famous "Five Tsing University" tennis team, which had a first championship at the age of 19, and four of the players were still alive when this movie was made. They were also very inspirational, and many people had their careers made. All of them, at the time of this movie, were considered among the greatest tennis players of all time. The sport itself, and the players, seemed to be the focus of the film, as well. At the same time, it was also interesting to see what might have happened had the movie been made at the same time. The "Five Tsing University" has gone on to become a very successful venture, but there are still a lot of tennis fans in China, so this was a very interesting story to see. The only thing I could see missing was some of the more colorful characters of the original movie, such as the female team members. However, for those interested in tennis, and in life, this is a must-see movie.

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Andrew Y.

This is the definitive documentary of the chinese diaspora, who are all Caucasian, but for the most part are more than happy to have a "new" skin color as they move to a new country. So it is of great importance to look at this history through the eyes of these new immigrants, whose past experiences were blighted by prejudice and adversity. In particular, the presentation of the 1924 Boston Olympics is just phenomenal, especially when we see the photos of the medal ceremony, complete with the music. You just have to see it. The documentary also addresses current problems facing the chinese diaspora. The major one, as mentioned, is immigration. In addition, there is the crisis in the Middle East. For a chinese person to live in a country and learn English, you need to have a passport and in order to go to a visa interview, you need to show your passport. If you don't have a passport, you can't do it. The result is that the traditional way of living is being called into question. The final segment focuses on contemporary issues facing chinese immigrants in the U.S., especially the 9/11 attacks. This film should be seen by everyone, particularly those who are concerned about the future of the United States.

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Sharon P.

There are many films I would rather watch than any others, but there are many films I would rather watch than even "Chien-Ming" and the film is the most brilliant I have ever seen. There is so much to see in this film, but you have to understand that the film does not represent reality. This is not reality because reality is different from this film. I want to say more, but I think I am just going to end this review here. You should watch this film because it is awesome. I think that is what you should do when you see it. But you should also go see the movie with an open mind, because you will be able to watch the film with a different mind from when you first saw it. If you don't want to see a reality film, I advise you to not watch this film. But if you want to watch something that will take you away from your world and make you think, see "Chien-Ming".

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Harry Stewart

I have to say, I am surprised that this documentary hasn't made its way to a wider audience. It's not an obvious film to recommend. If you are a die-hard fans of the Chien Ming Wang team, then it's not a bad choice to see this film. If you are not, it's not a bad choice to see this film. It's the same old story about the competition between two of the best players of their time. We see that the best players of the era don't have the greatest career track record, but they still have incredible talent. This film does have a few lessons about the importance of practice, but I am not sure that the film really takes the lessons to heart. It seems to me that the filmmakers feel that the film is about these people, not about the sport, and it does have some amazing pictures. But the film is too long. It's just too long and too tedious. The film is great if you want to see these guys in their prime. Otherwise, it's not great.

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Crystal Parker

This documentary was put together by Ken Hong, the real life mentor of Jackie Robinson and Mookie, who has a heart and a soul. It includes a few clips of Jackie and Mookie interacting with Ken in the dressing room before a game. It includes some scenes from Ken's life as a great player and manager, including a hilarious, pithy, and insightful interview with Jackie at the '77 World Series with his newly-deceased father and the real-life baseball commissioner. This documentary also includes interviews with Ken's son Doug and two young players that Ken coached when they were in the Braves organization: Carl Vaughn, and Tony Stewart. (Both are now major leaguers). Doug, the younger of the two, made the transition to the big leagues as a mid-season call-up in 2004. Tony is a rising prospect who was part of the Dominican Summer League team in 2008. The film also features interviews with Mookie Wilson, a baseball writer who got to know Ken when he was at college, and Bill Shaikin, a baseball historian who was the book's co-editor. It also includes quotes from Jackie's friend Don Baylor, and his former player, Bill "Bud" Lee. This documentary has a heart and soul. It includes some moments of comedy. It includes some footage of the actual 1970 World Series and some clips of Jackie's life. It also includes the real story of the real-life Mookie and the real story of the real-life Jackie. It's a nice, heartwarming story. In addition, it includes a few baseball quotes that were given to Ken by Jackie during a road trip in 1977. Ken will be remembered for his excellent story-telling skills, his passion for baseball, and his warmth to the people he met. I give this doc a 10 out of 10.

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Judith

This documentary has given me a huge insight on what happened to Chien-Ming, how she and her husband (who made a comeback for the late 80's) were able to meet each other again and take care of their children in peace. The film is just really fascinating to see. For me, this was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen! It is simply amazing how she and her husband's life was like when they had been separated for 10 years. For me, this film is the best. Thank you for the great work you did with this documentary! You should get the award for best documentary! You must get the award for best documentary! Please do something about the problem. Thank you!

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Sharon C.

Chien-Ming Wang is one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all time. His body of work is so huge and vast that it is hard to know where to start. This documentary follows the life of Wang as he finds his place in the world of films. He is a quiet man with a large family who can barely speak English. When he is asked to direct a movie he cannot direct it. He becomes a pariah in Hollywood, and his only friends are a regular guy and his grandfather. The only way he can keep a normal life is to be a quiet man. There are numerous interviews with Wang's family, friends, and film friends. The film is very informative and shows the life of a man who never really fit in. It is a beautiful and inspiring story that is very inspirational. I recommend this documentary.

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Thomas

This film is a combination of the good old-fashioned fight/choreography, the tough-guy-driven-into-a-stupor protagonist, and the forced-upon-the-viewer-by-Hollywood-advertising-blurb kind of story. It is a nice one, in a time when the "look" of the martial arts film is getting really dated. It was made in the 1970's when the top-flight of the martial arts film was all about the flashy techniques and hand-to-hand fighting. This film is about the real "choreography" and the "stupor", the poor lifestyle that the famous "Wang brothers" lived, the hopeless poverty that was the bottom of their "village". It was made when they were looking for a way out of the poverty and the poverty-induced stupor, and this film is one of the few films that managed to capture that desperation and desperation-and, in fact, how they lived. The acting is fantastic, and the camera work is fantastic. It is a truly great and inspiring documentary that deserves more recognition. If you like the type of film I mentioned above, I think you will also like this one.

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Judith Watson

I first saw this movie in the early 90's when I was a teenager. At the time I really didn't know what to expect. I was a fan of the late Chien-Ming Wang and the movie only confirmed my feelings. I was very impressed by the movie. Although there were many flaws and flaws were apparent from the beginning, the movie still made me think of the late Chien-Ming Wang. After watching the movie I became a fan of Wang. I thought that the movie was not only about Wang, but it was about a man's life and how he deals with the end of his life. This movie helped me understand that life is not always about money, fame and fortune. In the end, Wang's life was the only one that mattered and it was a life that made him happy. The movie also showed that Wang was a man who made his own path and he had a personal life that he enjoyed. I believe that the movie was very touching. I also believe that the movie was very entertaining. Although the movie did not have much depth, the movie still had a powerful effect on me. I would recommend that anyone who is a fan of Chien-Ming Wang should see this movie.