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Balls of Fury (HD DVD/DVD Combo) (2007)

Dan Fogler , Christopher Walken , Robert Ben Garant  |  PG-13 |  HD DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, Robert Patrick
  • Directors: Robert Ben Garant
  • Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant
  • Producers: Thomas Lennon, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Jonathan Glickman
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 182 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XPU674
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,272 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Under the Balls: The Life of a Ball Wrangler
  • Balls Out: The Making of Balls of Fury

  • Editorial Reviews

    Watch the balls fly in this hilarious, action-packed comedy starring Christopher Walken (Hairspray) and George Lopez (The George Lopez Show)! When former professional table tennis phenomenon Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is recruited by FBI Agent Rodriguez (Lopez) for a mission in the unsanctioned, underground and utterly unhinged world of extreme table tennis, he's determined to bounce back to his former glory and smoke out his father's killer, the arch-fiend Feng (Walken). But with danger coming at him from every angle, will Randy be able to keep his eye on the balls? From the creators of Night at the Museum and Reno 911! comes the outrageous film critics are calling "a fast, furious comedy!" (Thelma Adams, US Weekly)

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    24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Goodness gracious, great balls of fury November 21, 2007
    Format:DVD
    (To the tune of Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee lewis)

    You shake your hips as you paddle the ball
    So much work hitting balls that small
    Your turn to serve, just watch that curve
    Goodness gracious, great balls of fury
    I watched this film and I thought it was funny
    Though if you rent you'll save some money
    Your funny bone will creak and groan
    Goodness gracious, great balls of fury

    This is an irreverent but funny film about extreme table tennis, and I do mean EXTREME, especially when playing in Christopher Walken's domain. Randy Daytona, (Dan Fogler from Good Luck Chuck) plays the unlikely hero, a former Olympian who discovers that it's a small world after all, and who is coerced by the FBI to play undercover ping pong in a sting operation against Walken's character, Feng.

    This takes place nineteen years after his last Olympic appearance, and an out of shape Randy goes through some "Karate Kid" moments with his teacher Wong (James Hong), and Wong's niece (played by Maggie Q) before being invited to Feng's place for some ball paddling. The next section pays homage to the Bruce Lee mega movie "Enter the Dragon", before the shocking conclusion.

    Packed with low blows, slapstick and full frontal stereotyping of several ethnicities, nationalities and persuasions, this is not a movie for the easily offended, or those who demand realism in a movie. Let me hasten to say that I didn't find it distasteful or vulgar, and that the actors obviously enjoyed themselves hamming it up to the max, but don't say I didn't warn you.

    Definitely worth renting for those times when you need some stress free comedy, and don't feel like overloading a brain cell or two.

    Amanda Richards, November 21, 2007
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Anyone for Table Tennis? August 29, 2007
    Even if the title weren't a double entendre, "Balls of Fury" would still be a funny movie. I suppose it's no wonder that something so unnecessary can still be enjoyable; mindless comedies are sometimes a welcome diversion. This isn't to say that all mindless comedies are good. A year ago saw the release of "Beerfest," a film I recommended only for the thrill of watching an awful film trying to work and failing every step of the way. Unlike that film, "Balls of Fury" has actual ambition to be funny, not just through juvenile humor, but also through character development, setting, and plot. This movie is by no means a masterpiece, and I suspect that it will be forgotten fifty years down the line. But for all intents and purposes, it still accomplished its goal of making the audience laugh.

    The film opens in 1988, when twelve-year-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 Chinese faction. We see the result of Daytona's misfortune when we flash forward to present day: he's reduced to doing Ping Pong tricks in a Reno lounge act. Daytona (now played by Dan Fogler) has clearly let himself go; he's overweight, unkempt, and generally unconnected with his audience (most of which don't seem to know that he's on stage).

    But things begin to change with FBI agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) approaches him with a mission: To infiltrate the secret world of underground Ping Pong and find a ruthless weapons dealer known only as Feng.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Uneven, But A Great No-Brainer December 23, 2007
    Format:DVD
    Take one part ENTER THE DRAGON with Bruce Lee. Take one part KARATE KID, only with ping pong as a martial art. Take one part RUSH HOUR with mismatched partners and support groups. And one part normal Christopher Walken craziness. Shake well, cut down to 90 minutes, and drive this baby across the screen like a man-eating tiger driven through the jungle before angry drummers.

    BALLS OF FURY is definitely not Oscar-winning material. It's not even a real story. It's a loosely defined spy/revenge film with over-the-top acting, humor, and insane moment.

    Still, this is one of those movies that never once takes itself too seriously - or seriously at all, for that matter - yet somehow manages to deliver entertainment all the same. The overall plot that hangs everything together is laughable, though not in a good way. It's so contrived that it actually works better that way than if it tried to take itself seriously.

    Dan Fogler stars as Randy Daytona. At 12 years old, he was an Olympic hopeful. Unfortunately, his father (Robert Patrick) has a gambling addiction and bet on him. That unnerved young Randy and he lost to a German opponent. His father was summarily killed by Feng (Christopher Walken in an inspired role of basically spoofing himself).

    Fast forward 19 years and Randy is a matinee novelty act who refuses to play in competition any more. The bits are funny, but they're not big laughs. Still, they get the job done as FBI Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) drafts Randy into serving his country. Rodriguez believes that Feng, now a notorious international crime lord, can be gotten to by a champion-level ping-pong player.

    Right off the bat, though, Randy isn't any match for competition.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    I don't know why this movie isn't rated better than it is. This is a great movie. A real must-see.
    Published 2 days ago by Brian
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Very funny
    Published 16 days ago by Cory Richards
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny movie
    My husband love this movie and I do as well. Funny, funny.
    Published 20 days ago by Megan P
    5.0 out of 5 stars balls of fury is a awesome movie fully of action and comdy.
    Balls of fury is one awesome movie i mean this movie has everything in. It's about how Randy Daytona gets revenge for his father's death ( Robert Patrick ) and how he has to get an... Read more
    Published 25 days ago by thomas henry
    4.0 out of 5 stars If you like stupid-funny, you'll like this movie
    If you like stupid-funny, you'll like this movie. Dan Fogler and Christoper Walken are great in this movie. I need to buy it...
    Published 1 month ago by Scott Rohlwing
    5.0 out of 5 stars Underground table tennis is ruthless!
    Who knew that Christopher Walken would be a good supporting role for a comedy? He does a good job.
    Published 1 month ago by Kyle F
    3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FOR THE FERREL OR STILLER CROWD... SILLY FUNNY
    IF YOU LIKE WILL FERREL OR BEN STILLER MOVIES THEN YOU WOULD LIKE THIS. ITS OK, PRETTY SILLY THOUGH. CHRISTOPHER WALKEN'S CHARACTER MAKES IT WORTH THE WATCH LOL.
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies ever
    Comedy can be so subjective. Everyone laughs at different things. This movie makes me laugh. Classic Walken.
    Published 1 month ago by Mark McCuistion
    5.0 out of 5 stars Balls of Fury Hits the Funnybone Right on Target
    If movies suchaas Tropic Thunder are up your alley, Balls of Fury is waiting for you. Up until this movie it never crossed my mind to have a true "sudden death" ping ping... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Happy Camper
    3.0 out of 5 stars Pingity Pongity
    This movie is pretty funny, obviously the dumb humor. I played this during a black light ping pong tournament as entertainment. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Jonathan Hanson
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