Late Life : The Chien-Ming Wang Story
Now Available on DVD and VOD
Nationwide Theatrical Release
"Ultimately, it's an inspiring account of an elite athlete with the tenacity (and resources) to battle adversity and keep his dream alive."
- The Los Angeles Times
"Possibly the most purely moving batter-up film since every dad's favorite male weepie, The Pride of the Yankees."
- Film Journal International
"Sober and inspiring look at a faded New York Yankees star, "The Pride of Taiwan," struggling through a years-long "comeback.""
- Movie Nation
"You don't need to be a baseball enthusiast to enjoy Late Life. Anyone who appreciates human drama will be rooting for Wang."
- Film Inquiry
Chien-Ming Wang: Career Statistics
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Directed by Frank W. Chen
DVD Cat # PRDVD4366
Chien-Ming Wang was a supernova in Taiwan. His success as the Ace of the New York Yankees rocketed him into a cult-like status on the island nation. His face was so ubiquitous and his impact so meaningful, that he was donned the title of “Pride of Taiwan” - a national honor he was never fully comfortable with. Wang, a man of quiet, humble disposition, never sought out the attention. All he wanted to do was play.
We find Chien-Ming now at age 35, bouncing around the Independent and Minor Leagues, a fallen icon. The film delves into his comeback attempts, his life between endless rehab programs, his lengthy and often lonely stints away from home and family, and the inner struggles and weight he carries on his injured shoulders. We follow him as he works towards a singular goal: to fight his way back into the Major Leagues.
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