The world's first gorilla pinch hitter is here! Mr. Go is a light-hearted, genial story with a baseball-playing gorilla and his 15-year-old manager, who become superstars after playing in the Korean Baseball League.
Young circus ringmaster Wei Wei has only bat-swinging gorilla Ling Ling to depend on as her only family member and friend, her grandfather, dies in the Great Sichuan Earthquake, leaving behind an insurmountable debt. When a loan shark threatens to sell Ling Ling and the circus kids to cover the debt, Wei Wei has no choice but to allow Ling Ling to be scouted in the Korean Baseball League by the materialistic sports agent Sung.
Ling Ling, now dubbed ‘Mr. Go’, becomes an instant hit with fans and leads his team Doosan to a miraculous winning streak. No pitcher can stand up to Mr. Go’s powerful single-handed swing, and they watch helplessly as the ball flies out of the park. His popularity grows so immensely that even the fans of his opposing teams cheer for him, and single-handedly attracts worldwide media attention to the league. Wei Wei and Sung are stunned and blinded by the sudden success, and neglect to detect Ling Ling’s worsening knee injury, just as Japanese clubs are drafting ground breaking trade propositions.
Catch this heart-warming film of Wei Wei and Mr. Go and their miraculous run in the Korean Baseball League in selected SM Cinema branches starting October 16, 2013.
Mr. Go, a movie about a baseball-playing gorilla, will premiere on October 16
October 3, 2013