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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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Robert Ben Garant

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Fogler ... Randy Daytona
Christopher Walken ... Feng
George Lopez ... Rodriguez
Maggie Q ... Maggie
James Hong ... Wong
Terry Crews ... Freddy
Robert Patrick ... Sgt. Pete Daytona
Diedrich Bader ... Gary
Aisha Tyler ... Mahogany
Thomas Lennon ... Karl Wolfschtagg
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Mysterious Asian Man
Brett DelBuono ... Young Randy - 12 Yrs. Old (as Brett Delbuono)
Jason Scott Lee ... Siu-Foo
Toby Huss ... Groundskeeper
David Holmes David Holmes ... TV Producer (as Dave Holmes)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A huge comedy with tiny balls

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una loca competencia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,312,850, 2 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,844,290, 4 November 2007
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Scott Lee tells the Ping Pong master he cannot teach gwei-loh, or foreigners. Jason Scott Lee played Bruce Lee in Dragon, a biopic about Bruce Lee. In that movie, Dragon, Jason Scott Lee (as Bruce Lee) was teaching Kung Fu to foreigners and he was summoned to a council to fight as punishment for his transgressions. Jason Scott Lee then warns the Ping Pong master he would have to face the Dragon if he continues to teach foreigners, most likely a reference to his own movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Karl Wolfschtagg: Daytona, I have said some cruel things about you. To my friends here at the tournament, I tell them that the reason that you hate me so much, is because I had sex with your mother.
Randy Daytona: My mother died when I was two. I hardly knew her.
Karl Wolfschtagg: Yeah I know it's a horrible thing to say. And yet these things that I say over and over again... I do not mean them. Because in truth, you are the greatest player I have ever scene. Other than myself, practicing in front of a mirror. Which I do... everyday... in the ...
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Story Of The Lantern Festival
Written and Performed by He Wang Bao & Chu Xiao Qing
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User Reviews

 
Mocked its own genre, not for everybody
16 December 2007 | by FatMan-QaTFMSee all my reviews

This is a Thomas Lennon written comedy, so you know it's going to be a little abstract, and very pacing based. Balls of Fury really did a great job of keeping in the same humor vein of Reno 911, etc.

Yes, there are crotch shots and other typical middle school humor, but they happened so often and with such randomness that it went from stupid to hilarious.

A lot of the humor is based in uncomfortable moments. Not a lot of people enjoy being made uncomfortable by something they are viewing for entertainment, but if you like that style of humor, Balls of Fury is right up your alley.

This isn't for everybody, so it'll either be a 10 or 1 for you. Worth the rental just to see.


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