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The Ringer (2005)

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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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Only a jackass would fix the Special Olympics See more »

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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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Trivia

Originally set for a US theatrical release in 2004 the film was pushed back due to studio executives' concern over its content. See more »

Goofs

When Steve and the friends are having the water fight, Glen starts off wet at the beginning of the scene then he is dry in the next shot. See more »

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Steve Barker: I can count to potato
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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My Cherie Amour
Written by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby
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This movie has so much heart!
20 December 2005 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I got 2 free passes to see this film... I had very low expectations since it starred Johnny Knoxville who I, until today, only associated with really grotesque behavior on Jackass. The combination of that and Special Olympics smelled like it could be a cheap joke at the expense of Special Olympians but in fact it turned out to be just the opposite! It totally surpassed my expectations! It was a truly sweet, laugh out loud funny feel-good movie with big big heart. It portrayed the Olympians in a really caring way and those characters totally made the movie. I didn't have any trouble swallowing Johnny as a naive guy with a big heart, but people who've seen him in Jackass might find the contrast startling at first. It might be too sweet, or too predictably Hollywood for some people... But the physical comedy and naive sweetness really won me over in the end. I look forward to watching this film again.


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