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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

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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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:

Balls of Fury See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,352,123, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$32,886,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,739,766
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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

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 »

Quotes

Master Wong: Maggie! Your temper brings dishonor to my happy mushu palace.
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Connections

Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Two Tickets To Paradise
Written by Eddie Money
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User Reviews

 
I liked it, I don't understand other people's problems with it...
12 September 2007 | by Crazy IanSee 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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