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Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sport | 29 August 2007 (USA)
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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Sgt. Pete Daytona
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Young Randy - 12 Yrs. Old (as Brett Delbuono)
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Siu-Foo
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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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A huge comedy with tiny balls

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Comedy | Crime | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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29 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una loca competencia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,312,850 (USA) (2 September 2007)

Gross:

$32,844,290 (USA) (4 November 2007)
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Thomas Lennon wrote the character of Feng expecting to play it himself. See more »

Goofs

In the 1988 Olympic Games, Karl Wolfschtagg is shown wearing a uniform with the letters GDR, for German Democratic Republic, the official name for East Germany. In reality, East German athletes wore the letters DDR, for Deutsche Demokratische Republik (the name for East Germany in the German language). See more »

Quotes

Randy Daytona: [as The Hammer keeps making weird hand gestures] I don't know what the hell he's talking about.
Agent Ernie Rodriquez: I'm still trying to figure out if it's a dude or a chick.
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Nothin' But a Good Time
Written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille (as Bruce Johannesson), Rikki Rockett, Bret Michaels
Performed by Poison
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not as bad as I expected
24 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into the theater expecting almost nothing good coming out of it. I read the reviews- Washington Post, USA Today, Rotten Tomatoes, etc. I knew they were horrible and quite honestly, I thought I would hate the movie. But my friend wanted to go, and me having no life whatsoever, I agreed to join her.

I have to say, I should go into to more movies with such low expectations, because I really enjoyed it. Was the acting superior? No. Was the script well-written? No. But it was funny and Christopher Walken makes all things glorious, so all in all, it wasn't a bad way to spend a Thursday night after an especially terrible day of work. The actors all seemed to realize that they weren't participating in a project that would make movie history and they all seemed OK with that. It was very much a movie done to simply enjoy the play on the word "balls" and in this particular case, it was forgivable.

Overall, don't go in expecting complete comedic genius and you just might find yourself laughing.


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