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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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During the pancake tournament, there is a poster that says, "Just keep swimming." Which is a quote from Finding Nemo. See more »

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When the Chinese Guard asks Feng to go to the restroom, Feng instructs him to the location of the restroom. However, if you look, he does not head towards the restroom, but returns to his seat which is off to the left. It's possible that he doesn't understand English (because he didn't speak English), so Feng's instructions make no sense to him. It's also possible that he didn't need to go to the bathroom, as he was speaking Korean, and the woman could have thought it was Chinese and translated it that way. See more »

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Karl Wolfschtagg: So, we meet again. The years have not been kind to you; I will not be either.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Spicy Love
Written by Gabriel Candiani & Ernesto Diaz
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Balls of fury!
30 September 2007 | by (Singapore) – See 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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