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on 3/11/2013

The movie opens in 1988, when twelve- ear old Ping Pong prodigy Randy Daytona (Brett DelBuono) competes at the summer Olympics. His crushing defeat put an end to a future in professional Ping Pong. It also resulted in the death of his father (Robert Patrick), who unwisely made a bet with an underground evil Chinese faction. After all, it's a okay movie to watch.

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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.


Studio Universal
SKU 206181747
UPC 025193184924
UPC 14 00025193184924
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
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Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Aisha Tyler - Actor
Christopher Walken - Actor
Dan Fogler - Actor
David Koechner - Actor
Diedrich Bader - Actor
George Lopez - Actor
James Hong - Actor
Jeff Knipp - Production Designer
John Refoua - Editor
Kent Alterman - Executive Producer
Kerri Kenney-Silver - Actor
Maggie Q - Actor
Patton Oswalt - Actor
Randy Edelman - Original Music By
Robert Ben Garant - Director
Robert Ben Garant - Writer
Robert Patrick - Actor
Roger Birnbaum - Producer
Steve Arnold - Art Director
Terry Crews - Actor
Thomas E. Ackerman - Cinematographer
Thomas Lennon - Writer
ReviewSource Variety
Review Relentlessly silly in spoofing martial-arts movie conventions, "Balls of Fury" has roughly enough laughs for a first-class trailer but wheezes, gasps and finally goes flat through much of its 90 minutes...In some respects, the movie proves most notable for its oddities. In no particular order, these include 78-year-old movie vet James Hong stealing every scene he's in; Christopher Walken's quirky, villainous turn in a gaudy costume that calls to mind Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula"; "Heroes" star Masi Oka in a blink-and-you-miss-him cameo; and Jason Scott Lee -- who played Bruce Lee in "Dragon" -- in an only slightly less abbreviated appearance, almost unrecognizable under a mop of unruly hair...Pic doesn't really serve an ace until its closing credits roll, accompanied by the entire cast's raucous, energetic rendition of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" that comes as too little, too late. Beyond that, the movie's clever marketing slogan -- "A huge comedy with tiny balls" -- actually has it backward, inasmuch as it takes huge balls to make such grandiose claims about a comedy this tiny.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource DVD Talk
Review I'm honestly stunned to consider how dreadful "Balls of Fury" actually is. This picture had the potential to be the break-out sillyfest of the year, yet nothing comedic sticks to the screen. The film just stumbles around, without any personality or direction, looking for laughs in all the wrong places...Clearly "Fury" is abusing the template from 2004's sleeper smash "Dodgeball," a similar obscure sport farce that had far greater luck sniffing laughs out of the minutiae of elementary school gym class recreation. "Fury" is much more slovenly concoction, figuring the very inclusion of Ping-Pong equals comedy gold, letting the rest of the picture slide by without much thought. I hate to break it to the filmmakers, but Table Tennis just isn't all that funny, no matter how much competitive masculinity is assigned to it...Resorting to crotch-wallops, gay panic situations, fart jokes, "Date Movie" level satiric jabs at Hollywood conventions (bullet-time?), heavily underlined retro kisses (Def Leppard is mentioned at least 100 times in the film), and a plot that's dying to find something to do, and this leaves "Balls of Fury" an official waste of time and a must to avoid.
Reviewer Brian Orndorf
ReviewRating 5
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Andy Spletzer, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Like Jack Black, but not as sarcastic, [Dan Fogler] brings a winning enthusiasm to the role.
Kamal AL-Solaylee, The Globe and Mail Stupendously silly but viciously funny.
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe The movie flaunts its ridiculousness and offers a relentless string of jokes about blindness, groin-bashing, and bodily odors.

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