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The Gamers (2002)

Video  -  Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy  -  3 November 2002 (USA)
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Sent on a quest to rescue a princess, four clueless players must guide their players through dangerous forests, ancient ruins, and past the girl next door.

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Nathan Rice ...
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Justin MacGregor ...
Ambrose / Magellan (as Justin McGregor)
Chris Duppenthaler ...
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Rogar's Blood Brother / Bandit
Katie Weidmann ...
Nimble's Sister
Jen Ponce ...
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Steve Payne ...
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Bryan Punyon ...
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David Wolbrecht ...
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One late night in a college dorm, four socially inept geeks immerse themselves in a fantasy world of their own creation. As their characters journey through forbidden kingdoms, ancient ruins, and the forsaken wilderness, the players attempt to solve a mysterious puzzle that could ultimately mean the difference between getting a life and death. Who is The Shadow? Where is The Princess hidden? Will any of them ever find a date? And how long do they have before their annoyed neighbors call the cops? Written by Mark Thomason

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Honour. Valour. Gloury. Dourks.


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Goofs

After the adventurers killed the Shadow the Gamemaster states that Nimble finds a secret trapdoor. When the characters open the door it is a door in the wall, not a trapdoor. It has to be said, anyway, that "find secret trapdoors" is a D&D gaming term including any kind of secret passageways, be it on the floor, wall or even roof. See more »

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Ambrose: Hey, isn't Mark supposed to be here?
The Gamemaster: Uh yeah. He's over there.
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Crazy Credits

After end credits: Six hours, six hours gone from my life for one more player in Hero Quest. And he died. See more »

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Referenced in The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008) See more »

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Better than KODT on film!
29 July 2003 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

"The Gamers" is the solution that the universe found for the atrocity that was the D&D movie. It chronicles both the real-world and fantasy-world exploits of some college guys as they try to rescue the princess while avoiding being sent packing by the campus police. The "natural 20" scene is not to be missed, and even non-gamers will likely get a laugh from it. The DvD has a commentary track my Monte Cook, and you can even get subtitles in Latin. If you check your local gaming conventions, you may even get to see a free screening of the film. It's well worth the trip.


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