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The Ringer -- 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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The Ringer -- A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.
The Ringer -- A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.
The Ringer -- Clip: You're a faker

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Writer (WGA):
Ricky Blitt (written by)
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Release Date:
23 December 2005 (USA) See more »
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Only a jackass would fix the Special Olympics See more »
Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Johnny Knoxville ... Steve Barker

Brian Cox ... Gary Barker

Katherine Heigl ... Lynn Sheridan

Jed Rees ... Glen

Bill Chott ... Thomas

Edward Barbanell ... Billy

Leonard Earl Howze ... Mark

Geoffrey Arend ... Winston
John Taylor ... Rudy

Luis Avalos ... Stavi
Leonard Flowers ... Jimmy

Zen Gesner ... David Patrick
Steve Levy ... Steve Levy

Alcides Dias ... Michael (as Al 'Train' Dias)
Mike Cerrone ... Paulie

Terry Funk ... Frankie
Janna Ambort ... Karen

Bo Kane ... Matt

Mohammad Ahmed ... Dr. Ahmed (as Mohammad M. Ahmed)

Brad Leland ... Mr. Henderson
Cassandra L. Small ... Waitress - Bar

John Rothman ... Priest
Nicole Bradley ... Yolie
Sean Gildea ... Elliot (as Sean P. Gildea)

Lauren-Elaine Powell ... Brandi (as Lauren-Elaine Edleson)
Ruth N. Straw ... Sally
Richard Dillard ... Olympic Official

Hugo Perez ... Mailroom Guy

Steven Chester Prince ... Peter - Delivery
Diana Heart ... Girl in Wheelchair
J.D. Stahr ... Starter
Heidi B. Bush ... Heidi
Kara Rastrelli ... Kara
Troy Jackson ... Sandman
Bryan Dilbeck ... Bryan Dilbeck
Carlos Sierra ... Carlos Sierra

Michael Clossin ... Closs

Meagan Flynn ... Susan (as Meagan Flynn)
Rosie Shriver ... Movie Patron
Shane Mallory ... Volunteer

Jesse Ventura ... Motivational Speaker (voice)
Sara Peterman ... Autograph Seeker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kimberly R. Johnson ... Sports Agent (unconfirmed)
Niki Aguirre ... Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)

Johnny Bartee ... Stadium Spectator (uncredited)

Frank Brantley ... Sports Agent (uncredited)
Joseph T. Campos ... Special Ed Athlete (uncredited)

Larry Cashion ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Gene Cervenka ... Spectator (uncredited)
Kelly Cook ... Athlete (uncredited)
Michael Cristian ... Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Damian Fannin ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Joanna Gallagher ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Charles E. Gray ... Photographer (uncredited)
Michael E. Harvey ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Eric Hernandez ... Athlete (uncredited)

Mark E. Howell ... Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)

Brandon E. Jackson ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Kids Of Widney High ... Themselves (uncredited)
Adam Langley ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Bobby Lord ... Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
Tex Marshall ... Unnamed Gambler (uncredited)
Robert E. Martinez ... Special Olympics Fan (uncredited)
Michael Monagan ... Kids of Widney High (Band Leader) (uncredited)
Adam North ... Popcorn Guy (uncredited)
Rajiv Patel ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)

Robert C. Pemelton ... Office Worker (uncredited)
George Renteria ... Crowd Attendant (uncredited)
Isaac Rodriguez ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Ava Santana-Cassano ... Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)

Kerbey Smith ... Dance Girl (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Jeff Teague ... Olympic Judge (uncredited)
Christopher James Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Santiago Villalobos ... Field Judge (uncredited)
Jimmy Willden ... Extra (uncredited)

Katherine Willis ... Ditzy Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry W. Blaustein 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ricky Blitt (written by)

Produced by
Bobby Farrelly .... producer
Peter Farrelly .... producer
Marc S. Fischer .... co-producer
Clemens E. Franek .... co-producer (as Clemens Emanuel Franek)
K.C. Hodenfield .... associate producer
John Jacobs .... producer
Tim Shriver .... executive producer
Bradley Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
 
Casting by
Jo Edna Boldin 
Toni Cobb Brock 
Nancy Foy 
 
Production Design by
Arlan Jay Vetter 
 
Art Direction by
John Frick 
 
Set Decoration by
Tim Eckel 
Phil Shirey 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
 
Makeup Department
Troy Breeding .... key makeup artist
Melissa Forney .... key hair stylist (as Melissa 'Missy' Forney)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Roxie Hodenfield .... hair department head (as Roxie Norman)
Charmaine Richards .... hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup department head (as Pamela Westmore)
Charles Yusko .... hair stylist
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Richard E. Chapla Jr. .... production supervisor
Garrett Grant .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Castaldi .... second second assistant director
Greg Guzik .... second assistant director: reshoots
K.C. Hodenfield .... first assistant director
Katie Tull .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist
Bob Bell .... set dresser
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Kelly Bogdan .... property assistant
April Crump .... set dresser
Phyllis Detrich .... property master
Ia Ensterä .... set dresser
Erick Garibay .... property assistant
Mark Hanks .... leadman
Randy Huke .... assistant set decorator
Lynn A. Johanson .... scenic artist
Margaret Johnson .... greensman foreman
Ana Martinez .... art department coordinator
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator
Mari Phillips .... prop assistant
Paul Pleasant .... art department intern
Scott A. Reeder .... assistant property master
Michael E. Wilks .... on-set dresser (as Michael Wilks)
Robert R. Wonson .... set dresser
Randal Woodward .... stand-by painter
Marcus LaPorte .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven J. Berger .... assistant sound
Howard Carle .... adr mixer
Jeremiah Clifton .... adr engineer
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer: temp mix
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent .... supervising dialogue editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
R. Russell Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... production sound mixer
Tom Sturgis .... second boom operator
Tom Sturgis .... sound utility
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Jon Udell .... boom operator
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising foley editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Trevino .... special effects supervisor
Jeffery D. Woodrel .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Gaconnier .... visual effects supervisor
Heather Ignarro .... visual effects coordinator
John W. McInnis .... previz artist
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Tommy Tran .... model maker
 
Stunts
Richard Bucher .... stunt double: Johnny Knoxville
Mark Chavarria .... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt double
Markus Langhans .... stunts
Michael Trisler .... stunt double: Johnny Knoxville
Dain Turner .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunt coordinator
Mary Adeline Wright .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Barnett .... camera operator
Stephen Beasley .... rigging gaffer
Danny Brazen .... best boy grip
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip
Jeffrey N. Civa .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Trey Clinesmith .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Timothy E. Cole .... rigging grip
Theda Cunningham .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruce Deck .... camera operator: video camera
Des Doyle .... clapper loader
Steve Drake .... best boy rigging grip
Marq Edwards .... assistant camera
Sarah Francis .... focus puller: additional photography
Kat Gibson .... additional second assistant camera
Scott Graves .... best boy electric
Mark Herrman .... rigging electrician
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Lomas .... dolly grip
Eric Montes .... rigging electrician
Edward A. Navarro .... additional electrician
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Wally Rowell .... additional electrician
Peter Simonite .... daily first assistant camera
Angelo Louis Suasnovar Jr. .... rigging key grip
Gregg Thompson .... grip
Greg Travis .... set electrician
Stephen J. Ullman .... camera operator
Jay W. Yowler .... gaffer
Stephen Ritchey .... lamp/dimmer operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
John H. Smith .... background artist
 
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... extras casting coordinator
Cindy Binnings .... extras casting assistant
Letty Chavarria .... extras casting assistant
Kim Everett .... casting associate
Kit Gwin .... local casting associate
Michael Hothorn .... casting executive
Dave Kraft .... extras casting assistant
Melissa Mercer .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephany Baskin .... set costumer
Steve Constancio .... set costumer
Nyima Johnston .... costumer
Keith G. Lewis .... wardrobe supervisor
Amy Maner .... buyer: costume department
Elizabeth Shelton .... associate costume designer
John H. Smith .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan M. Abrams .... post-production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Marisa Clayton .... post-production coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Joel Heller .... associate editor
Charles Kaplan .... apprentice editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
George Missor .... epk assistant editor
Mark Scovil .... first assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joe Crnko .... conductor (as Joseph Crnko)
Christopher Guardino .... co-producer: musical score
Brad Haehnel .... music mixer
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... driver: honeywagon
Mark Crosby .... driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator
Keri Moorhouse .... transportation administrator
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
Bobby Sconci .... picture cars/driver
Russell E. Scott .... picture cars
 
Other crew
Angie Alvarez .... production assistant
Natalie Angel .... production coordinator
Jimmy Badstibner .... assistant: Marc S. Fischer/Garrett Grant (as James Badstibner)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Kevin Barnett .... assistant: Bobby Farrelly
Paul Beach .... set medic
Jay Biederman .... assistant: Peter Farrelly
Scott Brooks .... assistant: Bradley Thomas
Doug Carter .... production assistant
Al Connell .... payroll accountant
Brian De Esch .... production assistant
Matt Eppedio .... assistant: Barry W. Blaustein
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor (as Pam Fuller Vasquez)
Joanna Gallagher .... choreographer
Kayse Goodell .... production assistant
Thomas J. Healy IV .... location scout
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location scout
John Johns .... video playback engineer
Kelly Kernan .... location manager
Tiffany Noel Kinder .... location scout: pre-production
Laura King .... on-set medic
Mario Kyprianou .... production assistant
Robert Lane .... production accountant: reshoots
Tracie Laymon .... production assistant
Johnny K.M. Lee .... office assistant
Lori C. Miller .... title designer
Laura O'Keefe .... set production assistant
Shobie Partos .... assistant location manager
Allen 'Biff' Petty .... office production assistant
John M. Pisani .... unit publicist
Karen Ramirez .... production assistant
Tara Reimers .... production assistant
Jeremy Reisig .... set production assistant
Christopher Scull .... additional set production assistant
Sandy Sfeir .... first assistant accountant
Sandhya Shardanand .... assistant production coordinator
Tim Sheehan .... assistant: Tommy Knoxville (as Timothy Sheehan)
Jeremy Shirk .... set security
Mary C. Snyder .... title designer
Max Sturgeon .... additional production assistant
Christi Tidman .... production accountant
Desiree Varni .... key production accountant
Laura A. Walker .... additional production assistant
Steve White .... location scout
LouAnn Wu .... additional set production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
Christopher Stanley .... additional voice (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug references
Runtime:
94 min | Argentina:95 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:6 | Greece:K | Iceland:LH | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: When Jeffy and Lynn went out to lunch, Jeffy's handkerchief, which is tucked into his shirt, switches from being narrow to wide several times, and eventually disappears completely.See more »
Quotes:
Billy:SCRATCH! SCRAAAAAAAAATCH! Oh my stars of the love of Liza. You scratch my C-D!See more »
Movie Connections:
References I Am Sam (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pretty GirlsSee more »

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70 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
I saw The Ringer last night, 26 December 2005
Author: (pamela@musicartsproductions.com) from United States

There are so many people who have a difficult time with the holiday season, and I guess I'm one of them. I was able to take my family to see The Ringer last night and I'm SO glad I did. I had reservations, once the movie started. I knew very little about it, and, certainly was not aware of the Special Olympics endorsement. I wasn't sure how they were going to portray the special people. However, as the characters were developed, this movie became so heartwarming and genuine that I left with tears because it blessed me so. Maybe I'm the one who is screwed up, and I'm certainly no professional when dealing with handicaps, but I am a substitute teacher and have often been blessed to be assigned to the special needs classes, so I have been around many special students. I loved this movie. It helped me to get some issues of my own in perspective and gave my whole family a real feel-good experience. I have read the comments of others, and it appears to me, the people who were most critical hadn't even seen the film.

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