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Fireball -- Martial arts and basketball meet in this trailer.


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Adirek Wattaleela (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 »
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Violent basketball tournament? Sure, why not?... See more (7 total) »



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:MA15+ (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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Violent basketball tournament? Sure, why not?..., 28 December 2011
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I bought this movie from Amazon, it was mostly because of the cover and the costumer reviews I glanced through there. However, I did fail to pick up that this movie was about a weird combo of martial arts and basketball. Had I known that, I probably wouldn't have picked it up. And one of the major factors in the decision for buying it was that there are some really amazing fighting movies coming out of Thailand.

Now, having seen this movie, I sit here somewhat puzzled. The movie had a lot of fighting in it, as expected, and the scenes were quite nicely executed and brought on the screen. However, I do think the scene where one team was using metal pipes in the fight was a bit tame, especially because a lot of the time you could see that they weren't even aiming to hit the opponents with the pipes, they were just randomly striking at the air to make it look choreographed. That was sort of lame.

Then the whole thing with the basketball tournament mixed up with brutal fighting, well... That really didn't work out all that nicely for me. It was like a weird hybrid version of "Rollerball".

The story in "Fireball" is pretty thin, though I suspect that was to be expected of a movie of this caliber, as you watch this for the action and fighting, not the storyline and plot. Basically it is the story of a guy entering a brutal competition to raise money for his brothers brain surgery. And that is it, the rest is just action, fighting and violence.

"Fireball" is worth watching for the fight scenes, if nothing else, however, mind you, they are not on the same level as the ones seen in "Ong Bak".

The acting in the movie was alright, actually. I wasn't overly familiar with the actors and actresses here in the movie, but I do think they did do alright with their given roles and characters.

All in all, "Fireball" is an adequate movie if you are looking to be entertained in the way of constant action and fighting. However, if you like a movie with more depth and stuff to think about, this might not be the movie for you.

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