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A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

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This comedy is about two guys who decide to rig the Special Olympics to pay off a debt by having one of them, Steve (Knoxville), pose as a contestant in the games, hoping to dethrone reigning champion, Jimmy. Mentally-challenged high jinks and hilarity surely follow. Written by bfluehr

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Make it Special. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

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23 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$423,117 (Australia) (28 April 2006)

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$319,894 (New Zealand) (19 May 2006)
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Edward Barbanell and Johnny Knoxville became very close friends by the end of filming this movie. Edward can be seen in credits and outtakes of some of the Jackass movies. See more »

Goofs

After Jeffy and his Uncle Gary have explained his mental condition to Lynn; Lynn and Jeffy walk off carrying his bag. As Jeffy and Lynn walk to the dorms her shirt changes from a special Olympics t-shirt in one scene to talking down the road and suddenly changes to a light blue Adidas shirt See more »

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Gary: What? Since when did tard become politically incorrect?
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Calvera
from The United Artists Motion Picture The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Written and Performed by Elmer Bernstein
Courtesy of MGM Music, Inc.
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Edgy Material pulled off in the finest form.
3 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Johnny Knoxville? Special Olympics? When I first saw the movie poster to 'The Ringer', I was thinking "tasteless"? But when I found out that the movie had the approval of the Special Olympics itself, I decided to see this movie. I like Johnny Knoxville. I think he is funny, even though he has been quite the Jackass. 'Dukes Of Hazzard' was a hoot... 'Walking Tall' was another good Knoxville flick. 'The Ringer' is perhaps his finest. I have to say that, I don't think that anyone who left the theatre tonight went away without learning something. Johnny Knoxville? The Special Olympics? Who else could have pulled this one off? Carrey? Ferell? Stiller? Nope. Knoxville. Well Done!


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