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The Ringer (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 23 December 2005 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,702,439, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,424,335, 26 March 2006
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Trivia

It took seven years to get the film made. See more »

Goofs

During the nighttime scene, when David drops off Jeffy and the other athletes (after the movie theater scene), Winston says "when the fuck did we get ice cream?" and you can see Jeffy close his eyes and start to laugh, breaking character. This is also mentioned in the commentary track by Johnny Knoxville. See more »

Quotes

Glen: Hey! Guess how many fingers i have.
Steve Barker: Uhh, 10?
Glen: No. I have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs! Ha Ha Ha!
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Real Thing
Written by Tom Wolfe
Performed by The Shakers
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Great Movie
20 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Special Olympics gave their blessings to the makers of this movie. I saw it at a special preview. I was worried that the movie was based on making fun of handicapped individuals, it was not. I was impressed by this movie. It shows the behind the scenes of the Special Olympics and the people that help. I spoke with a few people after the movie and asked what they thought and 60% of them mentioned that they personally would like to help out at the next Special Olympics. They said they never knew what it was like to be around special people and were sometimes scared. But seeing this movie made them understand how some of them are and it made them want to help. Most of the jokes were directed towards the Jeffy character played by Johnny Knoxville. I would recommend this movie to everyone. It was a good movie.


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