Balls of Fury


1h 30m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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 keep his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over rampant wickedness?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Sports
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

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 keep his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over rampant wickedness?

Crew

Caitlin Elle Ackerman

Camera Assistant

Thomas Ackerman

Director Of Photography

Tom Adams

Best Boy Grip

Sasha Adkinson

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Alejandro Aguilar

Foreman

Elton Ahi

Music Engineer

Elton Ahi

Music Scoring Mixer

Nick Aiello

Electrician

Rick Allen

Song

Robert Alonzo

Stunts

Jeremy Alter

Location Manager

Craig Amendola

Assistant Director

Leo Arnaud

Music Composer

Steve Arnold

Art Director

Julie Ashton-barson

Casting

Paige Augustine

Props Buyer

Darcy Bangsund

Software Engineer

Susan Bannout

Medic

He Wang Bao

Song Performer

He Wang Bao

Song

Gary Barber

Producer

Sarah Barber

Production Assistant

Bart Barbuscia

On-Set Dresser

Mike Barry

Set Production Assistant

Ron Bartlett

Sound Mixer

Alex Bates

Key Costumer

Dan Bell

Stunts

Jessica Bender

Sound

Barb Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Supervisor

Christine Bergren

Music

Alex Betuel

Set Production Assistant

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Douglas Blagg

Dolly Grip

Bryan Boardley

Set Production Assistant

Jonathan Bobbitt

Dresser

Steve Bobertz

Assistant Editor

Gina Bonacquista

Hair Stylist

Mary Ann Bozek

Costume Designer

Stacey B Brashear

Assistant Location Manager

Jim Brookshire

Adr Editor

Jim Brookshire

Dialogue Editor

Thomas E Brown

Painter

Troy Brown

Stunt Coordinator

David Burk

Music Editor

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Trey Howard Butts

Props

John Cameron

Visual Effects Editor

Fiona Campbell-westgate

Visual Effects Producer

Gabriel Candiani

Music Composer

Rick Canelli

Adr

Jeff Capogreco

3-D Artist

Dan Carnegie

3-D Artist

Mike Castillo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tatjana Cechovska

Music Contractor

Erik Charlebois

3-D Artist

Tim Chau

Sound Mixer

Tim Chau

Sound Designer

Tim Chau

Supervising Sound Editor

Ilram Choi

Stunts

Rodney Cinkan

Painter

Jeff Clark

Film Lab

Steven Clark

Song

Chris Cline

Special Effects Technician

Alan Colbert

Chief Lighting Technician

David Cole

Colorist

Phil Collen

Song

Kyle Cookmeyer

Production Secretary

Lina Cornacchia

Accountant

Dennis Curlett Jr.

Set Production Assistant

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Rob Del Ciancio

Digital Effects Artist

Guillaume Delouche

Property Master

Craig Demartini

Film Lab

Robert Dante Denne

Painter

Kyle Devriendt

Film And Electronic Laboratory

Ernesto Diaz

Music Composer

Jeremy Dineen

3-D Artist

Anand Dorairaj

Digital Effects Artist

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Jeremy Dunn

Stunts

Randy Edelman

Music

Randy Edelman

Music Producer

Jason Edwardh

Cg Supervisor

Valance Eisleben

Film Lab

Hugo Elizondo

Dolly Grip

Hugo Elizondo

Key Grip

Joseph Elliott

Song

Fernando Espinosa

Caterer

Jonathan Eusebio

Stunts

Derek Evans

Executive Producer

Roel Failma

Stunts

Ernest D. Farino

Visual Effects

Freddie Joe Farnsworth

Stunts

Dave Feldstein

Song

Dave Feldstein

Song Performer

Eddie Fernandez

Stunts

Marc Ferrari

Song

Craig Fetterman

Grip

Caroline Fife

Accountant

Juana Franklin

Assistant Director

Ryan Franks

Song

Christopher Fuentes

On-Set Dresser

Nancy Fuller

Project Manager

Maggie Fung

Makeup Artist

Linda Gacsko

Assistant Camera

Zachary Gans

Production Assistant

Charles Gansa

Song Performer

Robert Ben Garant

Screenplay

Robert Ben Garant

Story By

Tom Garelick

Film Lab

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Albert Gasser

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Gaub

Post-Production Supervisor

Steven R. Gehrke

Script Supervisor

Mary Karen Gleason

Production Accountant

Jonathan Glickman

Producer

Al Goto

Stunts

Sean Gowrie

Production Coordinator

Robert Greb

Digital Effects Artist

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Annu Gulati

Digital Effects Artist

Josh Hakian

Special Effects Supervisor

Anita Hart

Stunts

Steve Hart

Stunts

Jeff Hattem

Driver

Kira Lee Hayashi

Stunts

Lisa Hemeon

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Hensz

Assistant Director

Scott Herbertson

Set Designer

Daniel Hernandez

Stunts

Michael Herron

Video Assist/Playback

Damon Hight

Carpenter

Steven Ho

Stunts

Brandy Holiday

Best Boy Grip

Brandy Holiday

Grip

Thomas Holm

Electrician

Victoria Holt

Production Assistant

J. Cole Hooper

Office Production Assistant

Andrew Horton

Electrician

David Howard

Grip

Brian Imada

Stunts

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Noga Isackson

Assistant Director

Mira Jackson

Set Costumer

Jonathan Jansen

Assistant Location Manager

Doug Jaqua

Color

Stacey Jelin

Craft Service

Nils C Jensen

Sound Effects Editor

Melinda Johnson

Assistant Director

Matthew Jones

3-D Artist

Amber S Jordyn

Key Costumer

Shawn Kautz

Stunts

Mark Kelly

Assistant Property Master

Dan Kerns

Electrician

Jeff Knipp

Production Designer

Julie Koga

Music Arranger

John Koyama

Stunts

Ashley Kravitz

Rights & Clearances

Giselle Kymberly

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer Lagura

On-Set Dresser

Jamie Lai

Office Production Assistant

Gemma Lamana

Photography

Lewis Lamedica

Song Performer

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Stephen Lang

Song

Robert John Lange

Song

Mike Larocca

Assistant

Tim Leblanc

Sound Mixer

David Leitch

Stunts

Thomas Lennon

Screenplay

Thomas Lennon

Producer

Thomas Lennon

Story By

Thomas Lennon

Unit Director

Will Leong

Stunts

Def Leppard

Song Performer

Al Lewis

On-Set Dresser

Steve Lewis

Digital Effects Artist

David Lincoln

Assistant

J J Linsalata

Assistant Director

Dana Loats

Costume Supervisor

Sam Looc

Stunts

Ian Macleod

3-D Artist

Rick Maddux

Best Boy Electric

Toni Magon

Casting Assistant

Chuck Martin

Music Editor

Masako Masuda

Set Designer

Jim Maxwell

Matte Painter

Lori Maxwell

Transportation

Daniel May

Song

Daniel May

Song Performer

Mary Jane Mayeda

Music Arranger

Amanda Mccann

Casting Assistant

Michael J Mccombe

Greensman

Andrea Mcgee

Set Production Assistant

Stephanie Mckinnon

Office Production Assistant

Jeffrey Mcmahon

Foreman

Sarah Mcmurdo

Visual Effects Producer

James Meehan

Assistant Property Master

Tory Mell

Office Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Sports
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 29, 2007

Released in United States on Video December 18, 2007

Steve Carr previously attached to direct.

Previously in development at New Line. Formerly set up at Disney, and Fox Searchlight.

Spyglass Entertainment paid mid-against high-six figures for the pitch by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.

"Balls of Fury" is loosely inspired by Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" (1973).

Released in United States Summer August 29, 2007

Released in United States on Video December 18, 2007