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The Ringer (2005)

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

Director:

Barry W. Blaustein

Writer:

Ricky Blitt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Leonard Flowers ... Jimmy
Zen Gesner ... David Patrick
Steve Levy Steve Levy ... Steve Levy
Alcides Dias ... Michael (as Al 'Train' Dias)
Mike Cerrone ... Paulie
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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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Only a jackass would fix the Special Olympics See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El farsante See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Terry Funk: one of the bookies. See more »

Goofs

When Steve's uncle first talks with him, when the mobsters appear, Uncle Gary's cigar switches from his mouth to his hand several times. See more »

Quotes

Steve Barker: My name is Lance, and I like nuts!
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Ride
Written by Gustaf Norén and Björn Dixgård
Performed by Mando Diao
Courtesy of Mute Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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all round funny and goof comedy
19 May 2010 | by neil3styleukSee all my reviews

people who think this is a small minded movie and offensive need to get a life. This movie does not poke fun at disabilities, in fact it applauds those with special needs, the only character to be made to look stupid here is johnny Knoxville's character.

funny one liners, good acting and an all round entertaining comedy.

Just watch it u may be surprised, the plot isn't exactly brilliant the acting isn't Oscar winning but none of that matters, the film has heart and is very entertaining like most farrelly brothers movies with the exception of stuck on you.

well worth a watch


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