History Film / BallsOfFury

26th Feb '16 5:33:52 PM Prfnoff
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19 Years after a humiliating failure at the '88 Olympic Games, ping-pong prodigy Randy Daytona is eking out a living as a trick-ping-pong-artist; on the day he gets fired, he is invited by Agent Ernie Rodriguez of the FBI to be the Bruce Lee equivalent in a ping-pong themed ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' parody: reclusive criminal overlord hosting exclusive tournament in private fortress.

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19 Years years after a humiliating failure at the '88 Olympic Games, ping-pong prodigy Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is eking out a living as a trick-ping-pong-artist; on the day he gets fired, he is invited by Agent FBIAgent Ernie Rodriguez of the FBI (George Lopez) to be the Bruce Lee equivalent in a ping-pong themed ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' parody: reclusive criminal overlord hosting exclusive tournament in private fortress.
6th Jan '16 8:23:47 PM nombretomado
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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Subverted. Maggie punches a bad guy, kicks him, does a [[SoulSeries Sophitia-esque]] [[BuffySpeak leg-grip-neck-crunchy thing]] to him, and he doesn't even bat an eye. [[spoiler:Then he falls over.]]

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Subverted. Maggie punches a bad guy, kicks him, does a [[SoulSeries [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Sophitia-esque]] [[BuffySpeak leg-grip-neck-crunchy thing]] to him, and he doesn't even bat an eye. [[spoiler:Then he falls over.]]
8th Oct '15 11:39:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* CombatParkour: Maggie (played [[TheDanza by]] MaggieQ) uses combat parkour when she takes on a group of martial artists.

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* CombatParkour: Maggie (played [[TheDanza by]] MaggieQ) uses combat parkour when she takes on a group of martial artists.
13th Mar '15 9:49:02 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp / MiracleRally: AvertedTrope ''and'' DefiedTrope: [[spoiler:when Randy turns on a DefLeppard song to perform a power-entry to his match with Karl (after a much-needed and sports-film-standard InspirationalSpeech by Wong regarding Randy's need to fight with his off hand), the BigBad gets bored and kills both the radio ''and'' Karl]].

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp / MiracleRally: AvertedTrope ''and'' DefiedTrope: [[spoiler:when Randy turns on a DefLeppard song to perform a power-entry to his match with Karl (after a much-needed and sports-film-standard InspirationalSpeech RousingSpeech by Wong regarding Randy's need to fight with his off (and unbroken) hand), the BigBad gets bored and kills both the radio ''and'' Karl]].
13th Mar '15 9:47:31 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* ActionGirl: Maggie.
%%* AffablyEvil: Karl Wolfschtagg for Randy.

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%%* * ActionGirl: Maggie.
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Maggie, very much. She ''nearly'' curb-stomps a bunch of mooks on her own before being taken.
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AffablyEvil: Karl Wolfschtagg for Randy.Randy, and the BigBad as well. Then again, it's a DeadpanSnarker kind of "affable".



* ChekhovsSkill: Bouncing ping-pong balls off of people.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Bouncing ping-pong balls off of people. Also inverted in that the BigBad's major weakness in his incomplete training is [[spoiler:that he cannot reverse-serve a ball]].



* DeceptiveDisciple: The BigBad learned everything how to become a master ping-pong player by Master Wong, but left before his training was complete and became a crime lord with a penchant for ping-pong death-matches. The incompleteness of his training becomes a HoistByHisOwnPetard during his battle with Daytona.



* Expy: Jason Scott Lee plays the translator for "The Dragon," doubling as an ShoutOut to himself in ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' and also as a ShoutOut to the urban legend of Bruce Lee fighting for the ability to teach the ''kwailo'' kung fu. "The Dragon" herself is an Expy to Bruce Lee, in this case in the realm of ping pong.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Jason Scott Lee plays the translator for "The Dragon," doubling as an ShoutOut to himself in ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' and also as a ShoutOut to the urban legend of Bruce Lee fighting for the ability to teach the ''kwailo'' kung fu. "The Dragon" herself is an Expy to Bruce Lee, in this case in the realm of ping pong.



* [[spoiler:InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath]]

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* [[spoiler:InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath]][[spoiler:InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: Randy Vs. Maggie]].



* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Karl Wulfstagg]]

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Karl Wulfstagg]]Wulfstagg]].
* ThemeMusicPowerUp / MiracleRally: AvertedTrope ''and'' DefiedTrope: [[spoiler:when Randy turns on a DefLeppard song to perform a power-entry to his match with Karl (after a much-needed and sports-film-standard InspirationalSpeech by Wong regarding Randy's need to fight with his off hand), the BigBad gets bored and kills both the radio ''and'' Karl]].



%%* TrainingFromHell: Naturally.

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%%* * TrainingFromHell: Naturally.Naturally, as a parody of martial arts films. Among other examples there is WhenYouSnatchThePebble underneath.
16th Jan '15 9:24:54 AM erforce
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From a slate of obscure-sports sports movie parodies (''{{Dodgeball}}'', ''BladesOfGlory''), that were popular in the mid-'00s.

19 Years after a humiliating failure at the '88 Olympic Games, ping-pong prodigy Randy Daytona is eking out a living as a trick-ping-pong-artist; on the day he gets fired, he is invited by Agent Ernie Rodriguez of the FBI to be the Bruce Lee equivalent in a ping-pong themed ''{{Enter The Dragon}}'' parody: reclusive criminal overlord hosting exclusive tournament in private fortress.

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From a slate of obscure-sports sports movie parodies (''{{Dodgeball}}'', ''BladesOfGlory''), (''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', ''Film/BladesOfGlory''), that were popular in the mid-'00s.

19 Years after a humiliating failure at the '88 Olympic Games, ping-pong prodigy Randy Daytona is eking out a living as a trick-ping-pong-artist; on the day he gets fired, he is invited by Agent Ernie Rodriguez of the FBI to be the Bruce Lee equivalent in a ping-pong themed ''{{Enter The Dragon}}'' ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' parody: reclusive criminal overlord hosting exclusive tournament in private fortress.



* TrainingFromHell: Naturally.

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* %%* TrainingFromHell: Naturally.
16th Jan '15 9:23:45 AM erforce
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* ActionGirl: Maggie.
* AffablyEvil: Karl Wolfschtagg for Randy.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Maggie.
* %%* AffablyEvil: Karl Wolfschtagg for Randy.



* Expy: Jason Scott Lee plays the translator for "The Dragon," doubling as an ShoutOut to himself in ''Movie/EnterTheDragon'' and also as a ShoutOut to the urban legend of Bruce Lee fighting for the ability to teach the ''kwailo'' kung fu. "The Dragon" herself is an Expy to Bruce Lee, in this case in the realm of ping pong.

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* Expy: Jason Scott Lee plays the translator for "The Dragon," doubling as an ShoutOut to himself in ''Movie/EnterTheDragon'' ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' and also as a ShoutOut to the urban legend of Bruce Lee fighting for the ability to teach the ''kwailo'' kung fu. "The Dragon" herself is an Expy to Bruce Lee, in this case in the realm of ping pong.



* WholePlotReference: To EnterTheDragon. Even the "Courtesans" scene is a parody.

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* WholePlotReference: To EnterTheDragon.''Film/EnterTheDragon''. Even the "Courtesans" scene is a parody.
8th Dec '14 8:57:02 AM marcoasalazarm
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* NotJustATournament: As befits a parody of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', the reason for the FBI being interested in the tournament is because of a crime lord funding it.

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* NotJustATournament: As befits a parody of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', the reason for the FBI being interested in the tournament is because of a crime lord funding it.it... and using it to draw the attention of unlawful people interested in his product, which is undetectable plastic firearms.
8th Dec '14 8:51:44 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CombatParkour: Maggie (played by MaggieQ) uses combat parkour when she takes on a group of martial artists.

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* CombatParkour: Maggie (played by [[TheDanza by]] MaggieQ) uses combat parkour when she takes on a group of martial artists.



* NotJustATournament: As befits a parody of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', the reason for the FBI being interested in the tournament is because of a crime lord funding it.



* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Parodied. The directions to the rendezvous for the transport of the tournament are on the "Golden Racquet", as a Chinese riddle. Daytona seems to solve it, but then shows that the address was printed in English on the other side of the racquet, [[FailedASpotCheck which nobody had noticed until then]].



* SouthOfTheBorder: Although the compound and the BigBad ''scream'' YellowPeril, the place is situated "someplace in Latin America", and can even be reached by charter bus.



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15th Jun '14 7:06:36 PM PhysicalStamina
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* TheDanza: Maggie Q as Maggie Wong



* FakeNationality: Not only is Maggie Q only half-Asian, but the Asian half is ''Vietnamese''.
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