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Knights of Badassdom -- KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.
 
Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true “Knights of Badassdom?”
Knights of Badassdom -- TUGG screenings begin January 21st: http://www.tugg.com/titles/knights-of-badassdom
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Director:
Writers:
Kevin Dreyfuss (screenplay) &
Matt Wall (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 August 2014 (Germany) See more »
Tagline:
'Tis about to get medieval up in here.
Plot:
Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A must-watch for anyone geeky at heart See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

D.R. Anderson ... Eddie #2 / Johnny #1 (as Dan Anderson)

W. Earl Brown ... Randy
Michael Carpenter ... Guy Elf
Kevin Connell ... King Kerry

Sean Cook ... Winston

Peter Dinklage ... Hung
Khanh Doan ... Andie

Michael Gladis ... King Diamond

Summer Glau ... Gwen

Basil Harris ... Eddie #1

Brett Gipson ... Gunther

Tom Hopper ... Gunther

Ryan Kwanten ... Joe

Margarita Levieva ... Beth

Joshua Malina ... Travis
Brendan McCreary ... Joe (Singing Voice) (voice)
Nathan O'Neil ... Dragon Ride I
Aaron L. Ocheltree ... Cleric

Brandon Petty ... Jake

Brian Posehn ... Gilberto

Danny Pudi ... Lando
Jose Rufino ... Reginald

Jimmi Simpson ... Ronnie Kwok
Kim Stodel ... Ira

Douglas Tait ... Abominog
Joshua Aaron Van Veen ... Gamemaster

Steve Zahn ... Eric
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bailey ... King Diamond's Warrior (uncredited)
Craig Borden ... Dragon Rider (uncredited)
Amy Calkins ... Green King Protector (uncredited)
Kevin Joel Coughlin ... Red Army Ranger (uncredited)
Casandra Marie Hayes ... Fairy (uncredited)
Douglas Herring ... Green Wizard (uncredited)

Kent Kimball ... Walker (uncredited)
JoAnne Kirley ... LARPer (uncredited)

Dave McClave ... Green Army Knight (uncredited)
Rick McCoy ... Barbarian (uncredited)
Alex Mickschl ... LARPer (uncredited)

Kenny Parks Jr. ... Steven (uncredited)
Nick Plantz ... Red Samurai (uncredited)
Tierany Seriflame ... LARPer (uncredited)

Rick Silver ... LARPer (uncredited)

Rick Silver ... Red Army Captain (uncredited)
Michael C. Walker ... Wizard (uncredited)

Larry Zerner ... Shelly (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Lynch 
 
Writing credits
Kevin Dreyfuss (screenplay) &
Matt Wall (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Burton .... producer
Rich Cowan .... executive producer
Peter Dinklage .... executive producer
Kevin Dreyfuss .... producer
Mike Elizalde .... executive producer
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive producer
Ketura Kestin .... executive producer
Rizwan Virk .... executive producer
Matt Wall .... producer
Ivan Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
 
Cinematography by
Sam McCurdy 
 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Beyer 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Caryl-Vukas  (as Lisa Caryl)
 
Makeup Department
Amy Bruscoe .... makeup artist
Emily Chisholm .... makeup artist
Mike Elizalde .... creature and makeup effects designer
Trista Jordan .... makeup supervisor
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
Shawn R. Shelton .... special makeup effects artist
Cale Thomas .... Spectral Motion Inc
 
Production Management
Matt Cahill .... post-production supervisor
Ian Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Jason A. Payne .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
cdavid cottrill .... property master (as Cdavid Hall-cottrill)
Mitch Davis .... swing
Mitch Davis .... swing
Heidi Habib .... assistant property master
Michael P. Hunter .... key armourer
David Lewis .... construction coordinator
Mo Noder .... props
James Pendleton .... art department temp
Michael Ruby .... key scenic
Angela J. Smith .... lead/buyer
Kari VanSickle .... sculptor/scenic artist
Conor Wing .... set dresser
Ken Perkins .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
J.R. Fountain .... sound designer
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Mark O'Russa .... boom operator
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Andrew Tay .... re-recording mixer
Tom Taylor .... production sound mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brent Baker .... mold department and life-casting supervisor: Spectral Motion
Roland Blancaflor .... creature crew: Spectral Motion Inc.
Darin Bouyssou .... special effects makeup: Spectral Motion Inc.
Ray Brown .... special effects foreman
Bernhard Eichholz .... special effects makeup
Kevin Kirkpatrick .... sculptor: Spectral Motion Inc.
Stephen Klineburger .... special effects technician
Russell Lukich .... creature design sculptor: Spectral Motion Inc.
Brian Rae .... moldmaker: Spectral Motion
Sally Ray .... project coordinator: Spectral Motion
Jill Warner .... purchaser & shipping assistant: Spectral Motion Inc.
Conor Wing .... special effects technician
Neil Winn .... painter: Spectral Motion, Inc
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Heinze .... compositor
Chris Holmes .... visual effects
Jan Huybrechs .... 3D Scanning: Eyetronics
Jeremy M. Inman .... digital artist
Kevin O'Neill .... visual effects supervisor
Ryan Purnell .... digital effects artist
Eliot Sirota .... visual effects artist
Andrew E. Tilles .... visual effects producer
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Harry Walton .... digital matte paintings
 
Stunts
Jeff Danoff .... assistant stunt coordinator
Deborah L. Mazor .... stunt performer
Brett Smrz .... stunts
Matt Thompson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip A. Anderson .... first assistant camera (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Bob Clifford .... second assistant camera
Jenny Denton .... grip
Justin Farris .... lighting technician
Gordon Gaude .... rigging electric
Bryan Gosline .... set grip
Peter N. Green .... a camera operator
Peter N. Green .... second unit cinematographer
Devin Greenman .... data wrangler
Nate Heyer .... lighting technician
Chip Ingram .... dolly grip
Steve Itano .... first assistant camera
Michael LePard .... best boy rigging electric
Matthew May .... best boy electric
Paul Mayne .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dan Misner .... key grip
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Benjamin E. Porter .... lighting technician
Rebecca Revak .... first assistant camera: second unit
Arthur Reynolds .... best boy rigging grip
Arthur Reynolds .... key grip: c unit
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Brittany Burke .... casting assistant
Nike Imoru .... casting: Spokane
Olivia Thomas .... casting assistant
Staci Tobias .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... wardrobe supervisor
Pauletta Caryl .... seamstress/cutter
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
Karen DeCristoforo .... seamstress
Char Skow .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate editor
Alex Luna .... assistant editor
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
John Nicholls .... assistant editor: Canada (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Pete Moroz .... location manager
 
Music Department
Jessica Rae Huber .... scoring assistant
Denise Slenski .... music editor: cue sheet preparation
Edward Trybek .... music consultant
Henri Wilkinson .... orchestrator
Laurence Schwarz .... additional engineering (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Marc Dahlstrom .... driver
Shannon Freeman .... driver
Mike Kjolso .... transportation coordinator
Nathon S. Lewis .... exclusive driver: Steve Zahn
Shawn Odom .... transportation captain
Jason Yarbrough .... driver
 
Other crew
Ginny Abdallah .... production assistant
Taylor Adams .... office production assistant
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Phil Andrade .... key set production assistant
Amanda M. Davis .... production assistant
Trey Donner .... production assistant
Grayson Ervin .... production assistant
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor
Adrianne Grady .... creative consultant
Amanda Gregory .... extras wrangler
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Amber Grunte .... production coordinator
Kent Hamilton .... insurance broker
Brad Harland .... production accountant
Curtis Holcombe .... production intern
Nathon S. Lewis .... personal assistant: Steve Zahn
Rick McCoy .... technical advisor
Mike Park .... production legal counsel
J.P. Pettinato .... production executive
Justina Renoud .... key craft service
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Kevin Strickland .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dustin Blowes .... special thanks
Scott Duncan .... special thanks
Nadine Fiebig .... special thanks
Ross Krestin .... special thanks
Kyle Mena .... special thanks
Nic Vigil .... special thanks
John Waite .... special thanks
Avi Youabian .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for horror violence, language throughout, some drug use and sexuality
Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Temples of Syrinx" is a reference to the song "2112" by Rush.See more »
Quotes:
Hung:'Tis a cruel act of the gods to waste such a sweet backside on such a filthy beast.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mortal Kombat (1992) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Into the AbyssSee more »

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97 out of 188 people found the following review useful.
A must-watch for anyone geeky at heart, 5 October 2013
Author: amosref from Israel

I was extremely lucky to attend the world premiere! The screening was held at the "Icon" festival (sort of the Israeli version of comic-con) in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The screening began at midnight on the night of Sep. 24-25 2013.

The movie was introduced by one of the producers. She got on stage, said a few words about the film and then dropped the bomb on all of us - This was the world premiere! The theater ERUPTED! Clapping and hooting for a good 2 minutes before she could keep on talking.

What can I say? It was a theater packed with geeks and everyone went wild! the film is fantastic! The cast is brilliant and I laughed out loud at least 20 times (Even though on this page it doesn't say that the movie is actually a comedy - it totally is!). People were even clapping and cheering at many key moments. The feeling in the room was electric. We don't know which cut we got to see though, but it didn't feel too long - just right, in fact.

Peter Dinklage is wonderful as usual and Summer Glau's performance - she was was fantastic. She is every geek's wet dream of course.. But she really delivered the whole "I'm not really into this but I'm playing along with it" role. She looked amazing in her costume! Her on screen chemistry with the other characters was excellent. She is definitely one of the underrated actresses out there.

The film itself has some great plot twists and even though it had a very low budget - it manages to escape the feel of a B-movie. It even had some pretty good CGI animation.

At the end everyone was clapping and as I walked out of the theater, feeling giddy - EVERYONE was smiling, laughing, reminiscing and all in all I didn't hear a single person saying anything negative about it. The only reason this film gets a 9 is because a 10 is reserved for maybe 5- 10 movies in my life. If you are a geek, were a geek, or simply have a little bit of geekyness in you - don't hesitate when it is released - it's worth every penny! Go with friends who appreciate this kind of stuff. I was never much of a role-playing fan and still felt completely connected to this film. Well done!!

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