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Balls of Fury (2007)
"A huge comedy with tiny balls"
Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) 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 (Walken).
Dan Fogler Randy Daytona
Christopher Walken Feng
George Lopez Agent Ernie Rodriquez
Maggie Q Maggie Wong
James Hong Master 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 Daytona, 12 Yrs. Old
Jason Scott Lee Siu-Foo
Toby Huss Groundskeeper
David Holmes TV Producer
Heather DeLoach Teenage Fan
David Koechner Rick the Birdmaster
Kerri Kenney Showgirl (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
Floyd Van Buskirk Old Man
Jenny Robertson Den Mother
Patton Oswalt Hammer
Jim Lampley Sportscaster
Na Shi La The Dragon
Mather Zickel Branch Director
Jim Rash Techie
David Proval Mob Boss
Philippe Durand Referee
Masi Oka Jeff – Bathroom Attendant
Brandon Molale Male Courtesan #1
Guy Stevenson Male Courtesan #2
Steve Little Crazed East German Fan
Cathy Shim North Korean Attache
Greg Joung Paik North Korean General
Eugene Choy Gardener
Matt Sigloch Commanding Officer
Marisa Tayui Geisha #2
Mark Hyland Umberto Dinovi
Justin Bethancourt Wedge McDonald (as Justin Lopez)
Irina Voronina Coach Schmidt
Darryl Chan Feng's Bodyguard
Ede Van Quathem Geisha #1
Nancy Davis Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Producer: Gary Barber,Roger Birnbaum,Robert Ben Garant,Jonathan Glickman,Thomas Lennon
Writer: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
A fun, silly movie. What's everyone whining about?
What are people whining about? Balls of Fury was quite funny! A few years ago, the people who are now trashing this movie would have been going gaga and adding a 100 million to its gross revenue...but that's part of the problem. Tastes have changed.

I'm going to go on the record as saying that this movie is at least as funny as anything Adam Sandler or Will Ferrel has ever made. Why is it doing worse then? People just don't want silly, stupid comedies anymore, which is why Superbad is doing much better instead.

Balls of Fury is a very funny movie with a wonderful cast (especially Christopher Walken and Thomas Lennon), and if some of the jokes fall flat, or gave themselves away in the trailer, the movie moves quickly enough that it doesn't matter. They're already onto another joke.

Times have changed, and unfortunately for the movie, so have tastes. These days, even silly spoofs are expected to meet a required level of maturity, and for those that were raised on Naked Gun, Hot Shots and Police Academy movies, that's a little sad.

Go ahead, say the movie is juvenile. Say it's stupid. Just don't say it isn't funny. There were at least three moments during the movie when the entire theater was rolling in the aisles. I've never seen a SNL alumni movie do that.

Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 5.1
Musician: Randy Edelman
Running time: 90 min
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 12:31:50