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Fireball -- Tai is discharged from jail and returns home only to find his brother in a coma. Determined to find the truth, Tai assumes his brother Tan's identity, which ultimately leads him to an underground ultra-violent game based on Muay Thai and Basketball principles, but hosted by criminal drug lords.
Fireball -- Martial arts and basketball meet in this trailer.


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Adirek Wattaleela (written by)
Thanakorn Pongsuwan (written by)
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Release Date:
29 January 2009 (Thailand) See more »
No Rules, No Mercy, Only the strongest will survive See more »
Tai, a young man arrested on a crime charge, is discharged thanks to his twin brother Tan's dogged help... See more » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Thanakorn Pongsuwan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thanakorn Pongsuwan  written by
Kiat Sansanandana  written by
Taweewat Wantha  written by
Adirek Wattaleela  written by

Produced by
Nutsha Bootsri .... associate producer
Sa-Nga Chatchairungruang .... executive producer
Sangar Chatchairungruang .... executive producer
Sirasak Koshparsharin .... associate producer
Sanit Wangvichar .... associate producer
Adirek Wattaleela .... producer
Original Music by
Giant Wave 
Cinematography by
Teerawat Rujintham 
Wardhana Vunchuplou 
Suntipong Waiwong 
Film Editing by
Saknakorn Neteharn 
Thanakorn Pongsuwan 
Adirek Wattaleela 
Production Design by
Varakorn Poonsawadhi 
Art Direction by
Sippapas Pucare 
Costume Design by
Kaseya Kongsamrarn 
Production Management
Khanakwan Lucksatcha .... production manager
M.L. Jaroondet Voravan .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaded Aueychimplee .... first assistant director
Prasit Wongjirattikarn .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Sirapob Tungkasaeranee .... sound recordist
Pangrech Sangcha .... stunt coordinator
Casting Department
Yutnathorn Kaewthong .... casting
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director

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Also Known As:
"Fireball: Muay Thai Dunk" - Singapore (English title)
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Rated R for strong bloody brutal martial arts violence throughout, and brief sexuality
Thailand:94 min (approx.)
Color (35 mm version)
Australia:MA (2011) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) | Germany:18 (cut) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45588)
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Breath taking, in all areas but the ingredients of a good film, 22 April 2010
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

The Thais are fast taking over the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese in terms of producing the most acclaimed martial arts films in the heart of their home countries, without the aid of any Hollywood CGI or props to spruce them up. We've had Tony Jaa in the Ong-bak films delivering his breath taking visual displays and now we have this less successful effort from director and co writer Thanakorn Pongsuwan, focusing on some competitors in an underground interfusion of basketball and muay thai, that obligatorily forgoes the use of a decent plot and unhammy acting. Sadly, it's also just never any fun, the close ups on the fights and their sheer relentless nature proving more distracting than entertaining and it all ends up feeling like it's really dragging on. Some fun here and there, but generally as much fun as a 'fireball' in the gut. **

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