Balls of Fury


Balls of Fury

Critics Consensus

Tasteless, yet harmless, Balls of Fury nevertheless fails to generate enough laughs despite its lowbrow intentions.



Total Count: 130


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User Ratings: 323,989
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Movie Info

A disgraced former ping pong champion is drawn back into the world of high-stakes table tennis to carry out a top-secret mission in the feature directorial debut of Reno 911! writer/director Ben Garant. Far removed from the rigidly regulated world of professional sports, clandestine ping pong tournaments offer thrilling competition where only the strong survive. There was a time when the mere mention of the name Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) was enough to make even those most hardened ping pong player cower in fear, but these days Randy has fallen out of favor with ping-pong fans. The former champ soon receives a much-needed shot at redemption, however, when he is recruited by a determined FBI agent named Rodriguez (George Lopez) to win a coveted spot in the upcoming underground table tennis tournament and ferret out the nefarious Feng (Christopher Walken), whose thriving criminal empire has transformed him into a true menace to society.

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Dan Fogler
as Randy Daytona
George Lopez
as Agent Ernie Rodriguez
Maggie Q
as Maggie Wong
James Hong
as Master Wong
Robert Patrick
as Sgt. Pete Daytona
Aisha Tyler
as Mahogany
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Mysterious Asian Man
Thomas Lennon
as Karl Wolfschtagg
Brett DelBuono
as Young Randy--12 Years Old
Toby Huss
as Groundskeeper
David Holmes
as TV Producer
Dave Holmes
as TV Producer
Heather DeLoach
as Teenage Fan
David Koechner
as Rick The Birdmaster
Jenny Robertson
as Den Mother
Jim Lampley
as Sportscaster
Mather Zickel
as Branch Director
La Na Shi
as The Dragon
Jim Rash
as Techie
David Proval
as Mob Boss
Masi Oka
as Jeff--Bathroom Attendant
Brandon Molale
as Male Courtesan No. 1
Guy Stevenson
as Male Courtesan No. 2
Steve Little
as Crazed East German Fan
Cathy Sim
as North Korean Athlete
Greg Joung Paik
as North Korean General
Cathy Shim
as North Korean Attache
Eugene Choy
as Gardener
Matt Sigloch
as Commanding Officer
Mark Hyland
as Umberto Dinovi
Justin Lopez
as Wedge McDonald
Irina Voronina
as Coach Schmidt
Darryl Chan
as Feng's Bodyguard
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Audience Reviews for Balls of Fury

  • Oct 09, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2012
    One of those movies that makes you wonder why the hell anyone would make something like this. It wasn't funny at all, and I wasted an hour and a half of my life.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2012
    Balls of Fury is a ludicrously stupid and moronic comedy that's hilariously fun and entertaining. The FBI recruits washed up ping-pong champion Randy Daytona to join an underground ping-pong tournament so that they can capture a master criminal. The film stars Dan Fogler, Maggie Q, and Christopher Walken, who all give solid performances; especially Maggie Q, who has a lot of charisma. It's the outlandishness and over-the-top style of humor that makes the film work, but some of the jokes just come off as stale and cliche. A lot of Balls of Fury is just the normal trite screwball comedy stuff, but enough of it works to deliver laughs a plenty.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2012
    stupid and funny for a little bit
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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