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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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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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Details

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:

$11,352,123, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$32,886,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,098,719
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As mentioned in the movie, it is forbidden for Wong to teach ping pong to "gwai lo". This is most likely a reference to Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) starring Jason Scott Lee. Bruce was forbidden by the elders to teach martial arts to anyone other than Asians. Jason Scott Lee appears in "Balls of Fury" as Siu-Foo. See more »

Goofs

Despite the words "Ten Years Later" being displayed on the screen, Randy mentions he hasn't played in 19 years after losing his first match. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Wong: I'm trying to sacrifice my life for our love. Stop being such a dick!
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Of Ages
Written by Stephen Clark (as Steve Clark), Joe Elliott (as Joseph Elliott),
Robert John Lange (as Robert "Mutt" Lange), Rick Savage (as Richard Savage),
, Pete Willis and Rick Allen (as Richard Allen)
Performed by Def Leppard
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ping-Pong: second chance
26 August 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

In a time when we are mostly given the sequel to a rip-off of a sequel to a blockbuster, I'm grateful for any movie that is slightly original, and I haven't seen any other movies yet about a Ping-Pong tournament to the death - have you? Even if some elements were familiar like the secret agents and Asian villains and although a couple of jokes fell flat, "Balls of Fury" has enough fresh ideas to offer to work well as a comedy. It helped that the hero was played by an unknown actor instead one of the usual comedy stars because he plays a nobody - somebody who once almost became a hero at the Olympics but lost. He doesn't deserve a second chance but gets one, anyway - encouraged by his coach with words of wisdom like "believe in yourself when nobody else does... like now"! Maggie Q as his training partner is hot, and Chris Walken as Feng adds the eccentric element which fits the colorful scenery. I liked it.


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