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General info
Original title: Fireball (ท้า/ชน)
Country: Thailand
Year: 2009
Genre: Action, Drama
IMDB Rating: 4.8 359 votes
Plot: When Tai is released from prison he finds his twin brother Tan has been in coma for the past year. Tai learns from Tan's main squeeze Pang, that Tan often got himself badly knocked up, and discovers that in order to raise money for Tai's early release his twin had entered in an illegal and deadly but highly lucrative underground sport known as Fireball, a no-holds-barred mix of basketball, muay thai and street fighting in which ruthless murder is simply part of the game. So Tai adopts Tan's identity, and starts to look for a team to join for the tournament, seeking revenge.
Movie info
Language: Thai
Colormode: Color
Running time: 94

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Tags: Fireball, Fireball, 2009, Thai movies, Action movies, Drama movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

(overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)
Twitch, by Todd Brown source:
«Hugely entertaining and surprisingly well made, Fireball is a pure, unrepentant b-film that takes its premise and pushes it as far as it can possibly go. And all I can say is bring on the sequel.»
Kung Fu Cinema, by Gazz Ogden source:
«FIREBALL just misses the basket as a martial arts film, but as an action film with a suitably vicious, fierce and exhilarating theme, it scores quite highly due to its brazen enthusiasm and surprisingly enthralling central performances.»
Variety, by RICHARD KUIPERS source:
«Eye-catching combo of slam dunks and Muay Thai maneuvers is slickly shot and set to crunching rock and ethereal vocal harmonies. », by BRENT MCKNIGHT source:
«There isn’t a whole lot of story in “Fireball”, but that’s not really the point. It’s all about the action, and there is plenty of that to get you over any bumps in the plot. Sure, the premise is ridiculous, bordering on silly, but it is still a fun watch, and it gets extra points from me for including a random street kid in a “Max Headroom” t-shirt.»
A Nutshell Review, by Stefan S source:
«That said, as a basketball-type movie, Fireball would not muster any merit for lay-ups and slam dunks. But as an action film, then yes, it will satisfy any action junkie who misses the good old days of no holds barred fights, multiplied by the number of players on the court all happening at the same time.»
eFilmcritic, by Jay Seaver - 2/5 source:
«It's almost ironic that parts of this movie are pretty decent - the cast, composed mostly of relative unknowns, manages to sell the concept well enough, and some of the scene-setting photography is very nice (even if the action photography is often a mess). When we get a good look at the fighting, it's not bad at all, and when director Thanakorn Pongsuwan and his three co-writers embrace the gonzo, anything-goes potential, the movie can be a blast.», by Gabriel Chong - 3/5 source:
«So too the effort into making this a hardcore action film- the fights without a doubt intense and captivating. Pity the story though, which could have used a lot more work to make the characters more engaging. As it is, Fireball is only good for its action and nothing more.»

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Pongsuwan, ThanakornPONGSUWAN Thanakorn
WANTHA Taweewat
WAVE Giant
Bangkok Film Studio


Barameeanat, PreetiBARAMEEANAT Preeti
as Tai - Tan
Sam, 9 MillionSAM 9 Million
as Zing
Chuchuaysuwan, KhanutraCHUCHUAYSUWAN Khanutra
as Pang
Oungsoongnern, KumpanatOUNGSOONGNERN Kumpanat
as Muk
Saejao, AnuwatSAEJAO Anuwat
as K
Samerjai, KannutSAMERJAI Kannut
as Iq
Prombandal, PhutharitPROMBANDAL Phutharit
as Den
Tosawat, AruchaTOSAWAT Arucha
as Tun

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