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 overview, first billed only:
Young Randy - 12 Yrs. Old (as Brett Delbuono)
David Holmes ...
TV Producer (as Dave Holmes)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A huge comedy with tiny balls


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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Release Date:

29 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una loca competencia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,312,850 (USA) (31 August 2007)


£1,945,960 (UK) (18 January 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thomas Lennon wrote the character of Feng expecting to play it himself. See more »


At the Olympics, a country would be identified with its official national name. "East Germany" would not have been used in official Olympic announcements. Karl Wolfschtagg would have been introduced as a competitor from the "German Democratic Republic." See more »


Feng: Ping pong, or as the Chinese say: "Ping pong".
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Good Luck Chuck (2011) See more »


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

Laughter abounds
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some who may look down at this movie with disdain and dismiss it as just another lowbrow attempt to elicit cheap laughs. Well guess what? This movie does exactly that, and that's great! This is an incredibly funny movie, with goofy but likable characters, especially James Hong who plays Master Wong. James Hong gives one of the funniest performances ever. He was great. He made this movie happen. Also, Maggie Q was great. She is the next Sandra Oh. And the the goofy story line also contributes to the overall humor, and of course, one would be remiss if they did not mention the performance of Christopher Walken who once again proves that he is a great actor. His deadpan approach was absolutely perfect for this movie. If you want to watch a movie that will make you laugh, then this is the movie for you.

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