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Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sport | 29 August 2007 (USA)
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Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Fogler ... Randy Daytona
Christopher Walken ... Feng
George Lopez ... Rodriguez
Maggie Q ... Maggie
James Hong ... Wong
Terry Crews ... Freddy
Robert Patrick ... Sgt. Pete Daytona
Diedrich Bader ... Gary
Aisha Tyler ... Mahogany
Thomas Lennon ... Karl Wolfschtagg
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Mysterious Asian Man
Brett DelBuono ... Young Randy - 12 Yrs. Old (as Brett Delbuono)
Jason Scott Lee ... Siu-Foo
Toby Huss ... Groundskeeper
David Holmes David Holmes ... TV Producer (as Dave Holmes)
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Storyline

In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged world of extreme Ping-Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes are deadly. Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father's killer - one of the FBI's Most Wanted, arch-fiend Feng. But, after two decades out of the game, Randy can't turn his life around and avenge his father's murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the spiritual guidance of blind Ping-Pong sage and restaurateur Wong, and the training expertise of Master Wong's wildly sexy niece Maggie, both of whom also have a dark history with Feng. All roads lead to Feng's mysterious jungle compound and the most unique Ping-Pong tournaments ever staged. There, Randy faces such formidable players as his long-ago Olympics opponent, the still-vicious Karl Wolfschtagg. Can Randy... Written by Rogue Pictures

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Taglines:

A huge comedy with tiny balls

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una loca competencia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,312,850, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$32,844,290
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As mentioned in the movie, it is forbidden for Wong to teach ping pong to "gwai lo". This is most likely a reference to Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) starring Jason Scott Lee. Bruce was forbidden by the elders to teach martial arts to anyone other than Asians. Jason Scott Lee appears in "Balls of Fury" as Siu-Foo. See more »

Goofs

A flag of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is shown at the games of 88 in Seoul. The flag was first officially hoisted on 1 July 1997, in the handover ceremony marking the transfer of sovereignty. See more »

Quotes

Karl Wolfschtagg: [after stepping on Randy's paddle] Whoops. Clumsy clumsy hippos.
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Connections

Spoofs Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Without You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Louis LaMedica
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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User Reviews

 
Balls of fury!
30 September 2007 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

It is not that bad. I am one of the guys who like this. It is not bad comparing to the movies that were recently released in Singapore. Underdog is not very good, can't even be a superhero movie. Shoot em' up is for hard-core action fans and basically is very violent and bloody. Then it is Balls of fury which I enjoyed watching. I thought it was something like Prince of tennis, the live-action movie and the ping-pong ball fights scenes are something like that. That, the ping-pong ball fights, is the thing that attracted me to watch it. But Prince of tennis is better than this. Balls of fury got the comedy and the simple action which becomes a harmless fun movie. I like movies as long as they are fun or entertaining. Balls of fury, though fun, is considered quite dumb for some mature adults or teenagers, the director used stupid jokes like always get hit in the groin and banging into the wall. It has to be stupid to be funny. Sometimes, I admit that it is quite dumb in some of the scenes but it is fun, it got slow-motion ball fights, it got Maggie Q who is hot and it got dumb-a** jokes so what more you want for a dumb comedy.

Overall, it makes a harmless movie that you can watch in your free time. It can be funny sometime and it too can be dumb sometime. You may laugh or smile at some scenes. I don't know but I smiled when watching it even at the stupidest jokes. Best to leave your brains at home while watching. This movie is not to be taken seriously.


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