Balls of Fury

2007 PG-13 1h 31m DVD

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Balls of Fury

2007 PG-13 1h 31m DVD
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Former table-tennis pro Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is down on his luck and down on his game when FBI agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) recruits him for a mission he can't refuse -- to smoke out his father's killer, the evil Feng (Christopher Walken). With the help of a blind sage (James Hong) and an expert trainer (Maggie Q), Daytona travels to Feng's jungle compound, where he'll face a raft of formidable players en route to the prize.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Christopher Walken
  • George Lopez
  • Dan Fogler
  • Maggie Q
  • James Hong
  • Masi Oka
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Terry Crews
  • Diedrich Bader
  • David Koechner
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Jason Scott Lee
  • Thomas Lennon
  • Kerri Kenney-Silver
  • Brian Posehn
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this vapid slapstick comedy from the creators of Reno 911! will appeal to tweens and teens, its humor is tinged with a grim undercurrent: The main character is avenging his father's death at the hands of a murderous -- if seemingly ridiculous -- letch. There are also Chinese stereotypes (one character carries a lucky cricket and dispenses with enemies using chopsticks) and a fair bit of violence, mostly cartoonish and without blood. The movie clearly has its tongue firmly in cheek, which takes the edge off the crudest humor, but it's still sex-and-body-part based.

Sexual Content

A couple kisses passionately, and she wraps her legs around him; in the scene in which male concubines are presented, one insists on spending the night; sounds of a couple having sex in another room. References to various characters' sexual preferences, though nothing really explicit is said. Plenty of scantily clad women. Men grope Maggie at the ping-pong training center, though she's able to fend them off with martial arts.

Violence

Includes gunplay, electrocution, murder by poison dart, and even a bomb going off. But it's largely played for laughs, and viewers don't see blood.

Language

Fairly mild: "ass," "bull-poop," "bitch," "hell," "snot," etc.

Social Behavior

Characters, including Dayton's father, bet on ping-pong; Wong berates Daytona constantly; concubines offer themselves up for sex. Some jokes are based on Asian stereotypes; others are homophobic. But the main character, Randy, is a soft-hearted, genuine guy.

Consumerism

ESPN clips; mentions of the Olympics; references to Def Leppard and the band's hit songs.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking and smoking in gambling dens and bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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