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My Other Home is a 2017 Chinese-American sports biographical film directed by Larry Yang and produced by Huang Jianxin, starring American basketball player Stephon Marbury as himself, focusing on his days in China playing in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[2] The film is mainly based on Marbury's 2011–12 CBA championship run, when he and the Beijing Ducks bested seven-time champion Guangdong Southern Tigers and brought the city of Beijing its first ever CBA title.

My Other Home
My Other Home poster.jpeg
Poster
Traditional我是馬布里
Simplified我是马布里
LiterallyI Am Marbury
Directed byLarry Yang
Produced byHuang Jianxin
Jeffrey Sharp
Starring
Music byNicolas Errèra
Production
companies
Beijing Hairun Pictures
Beijing Forbidden City Pictures[1]
Release date
CountryChina
United States
LanguageMandarin
English
Box officeCN¥8.9 million

Filming began on April 26, 2016 in Beijing's LeSports Center.[3] The film was released in China on 4 August 2017.[4]

Marbury won Best New Actor at the 14th China Movie Channel Media Awards.[5] The film is generally well-received by viewers but flopped at the Chinese box office,[6] with a domestic gross total of only ¥8.9 million.[7]

PlotEdit

Stephon Marbury, after his fall from grace in the National Basketball Association and subsequent depression, rediscovers himself in the Chinese Basketball Association. He also tries to rebuild the Beijing Ducks' dynasty.

CastEdit

  • Stephon Marbury as himself
  • Allen Iverson[3] as Marbury's friend who was also drafted in the 1996 NBA Draft, and also grew up in a poor neighborhood.
  • Baron Davis as Corban Smith, import for the Guangdong team.
  • Jessica Jung as Yang Chen, Marbury's manager/agent[8]
  • Wu Chun as Li Nan, Chinese scout that offered Marbury the Chinese contract and translated for both him and Yang Chen, as her Chinese is basic. He has to give up playing sports due to heart problems.
  • Godfrey Gao as Yang Xi Ya, new power forward to the Beijing Team via free agency, but he has no interest in playing with the team.
  • Sunny Wang as Wang Lie Lin, Captain of Guangdong team and also the translator for the coach.
  • Gao Yunxiang as bar owner, he can talk about basketball, but can't play
  • Vivian Dawson as Zhang Yi, Captain of Beijing Ducks
  • He Bing as Zheng A Lei, Head Coach of Beijing Ducks
  • Frankie Faison as Marbury's father, who passed away on December 2, 2007 from a heart attack.
  • Lorretta Devine as Marbury's mother
  • Wang Qingxiang as Zheng Zhi Shang, father of Zheng A Lei, and former championship-winning head coach of Beijing Team.
  • Antwann Cosey as Richardson, another import for Beijing Ducks
  • Andrew Manning as high school Marbury

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "纽约人在北京(2016)". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Stephon Marbury biopic in the works with former NBA star playing himself". New York Daily News. April 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Stephon Marbury biopic begins shooting in Beijing". GBTimes. April 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "纽约人在北京 (2016)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (2017-08-02). "NBA Exile Stephon Marbury on His China Success: "It's Beyond High Honors"". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ "《我是马布里》票房惨淡 体育电影路在何方?". Sohu (in Chinese).
  7. ^ "我是马布里". China Box Office (in Chinese).
  8. ^ "Meet the Korean pop star who'll help tell Stephon Marbury's life story". New York Daily News. April 19, 2016.

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