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The Year of the Yao

The Year of The Yao is a documentary following the transformation rookie basketball player Yao Ming from Chinese sports hero to American superstar. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 28 Apr 2005
Video Release: 13 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Year of the Yao is rated PG: for some mild language.

Studio: 2005 New Line Home Video

Detailed Review

2002 was a big year for a big athlete. As a 22-year-old, Yao Ming was the number one pick in the NBA. Drafted by the Houston Rockets, the 7'6"… 
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