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Fireball (2009)

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Tai, a young man arrested on a crime charge, is discharged thanks to his twin brother Tan's dogged help. After being set free, he finds Tan in a coma with severe injuries. Tan's girlfriend,... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Preeti Barameeanat ... Tai - Tan
Khanutra Chuchuaysuwan Khanutra Chuchuaysuwan ... Pang
Kumpanat Oungsoongnern Kumpanat Oungsoongnern ... Muk
Phutharit Prombandal Phutharit Prombandal ... Den
9 Million Sam ... Zing
Rattanaballang Tohssawat Rattanaballang Tohssawat ... Tun (as Arucha Tosawat)
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Tai, a young man arrested on a crime charge, is discharged thanks to his twin brother Tan's dogged help. After being set free, he finds Tan in a coma with severe injuries. Tan's girlfriend, Pang, tells Tai that his brother got involved in some risky business to raise money to fight Tai's case. Tai feels guilty that his problems brought his brother trouble. He then traces what happened to Tan, which ultimately leads him into illegal basketball gambling. Tai wants to find out who is behind this gambling and why his brother was beaten unconscious. He finally joins the "Fireball" team, a team which belongs to Hia Den and whose players include Singha, Kay, Ik, and Muek. In order to uncover the truth, Tai trades many things-possibly even his life. Written by Can

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Win for survive. Loose for die. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for strong bloody brutal martial arts violence throughout, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

29 January 2009 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Ates Topu See more »

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Thailand

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sounds like an awesome idea!! But executed badly.
7 October 2012 | by john-bachakSee all my reviews

The idea of integrating two of my favorite sports of martial arts and basket ball sounds like action heaven!! But this movie is poorly executed. The performers certainly do what they can, but no matter how their acting performances are or martial acrobatics. It just doesn't get off the ground to involve or genuinely excite you. The cinematography is all over the place, leaving you confused about who is who or simply feeling queasy from the all the shaking and spinning camera angles. The martial arts and acrobatics is nothing that you haven't seen before, even placed with the basketball skills and setting. Even the emotional subplots aren't enough to get you connected to the characters to care about what happens to them in the brutal "life and death" basket ball courts. Better to spend your time watching the other quality Thai action movies like Ong Bak, Chocolate, Raging Phoenix and Bangkok Knockout...


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