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Balls of Fury (2007)

 -  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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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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A huge comedy with tiny balls

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Comedy | Crime | Sport

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

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29 August 2007 (USA)  »

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£638,761 (UK) (28 December 2007)

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£1,945,960 (UK) (18 January 2008)
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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

In the scene where Randy and Ernie first meet Maggie, Randy rushes in with a hat rack to assist in combat but ultimately is disarmed by Maggie. When she backs him into the corner, and he's shrieking like a scared girl scout, you can see his left hand knocks a picture off its hanger, though not onto the floor. The camera then cuts away from him for a time, but when it returns, you can see the picture is again hung up perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Randy Daytona: [sees a man standing up] Hey, a volunteer! How you doing buddy?
[takes his ping pong ball and paddle and starts bouncing the ball of the guy's face]
Cheese'N'Mac Guy: [as Randy is bouncing the ball of his face] I was just going for more Cheese 'n Mac.
Cheese'N'Mac Guy: [Randy keeps bouncing the ball of his face and then his stomach. The guy trys to protect himself with his plate but can't] Stop!
Randy Daytona: [finally catches the ball] Hoooooooeeeeeee! A-thank you!
Cheese'N'Mac Guy: [collapses from a heart attack]
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Written by Craig Wedren
Performed by Charles Gansa
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I liked it, I don't understand other people's problems with it...
12 September 2007 | by (West Lafayette, IN) – See all my reviews

I laughed at this movie. I laughed a LOT. True, some of the laughs were simply because some people were in this movie that had NO BUSINESS being in it, because they are considered to belong to a higher echelon of movies. Christopher Walken and Maggie Q are usually seen in LARGE blockbusters or high-profile indies; George Lopez has a very successful TV series, not to mention MANY cameos from well-known comedic actors. These people are GOOD. When they are on the screen, funny stuff happens. The script is an obvious parody on the movie "Enter The Dragon", but with ping-pong in lieu of kung-fu or karate. It also spoofs the "underdog" motif like the "Rocky" movies. I dunno, all I can say is that I REALLY enjoyed this movie. I didn't expect much, and I got a lot back because of that. True, I was a little liquored up, and a second sober viewing might not pay off repeat dividends, but I had a good time. Isn't that really what it's all about? Honestly, it ain't Citizen Kane, but I've seen crappier movies... a contemporary comparison: I was NOT disappointed by this movie, and comparatively much more disappointed with the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movie...

Yaaarrrr, thar be worse things under the sun, matey...


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