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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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Taglines:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Terry Funk: one of the bookies. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Steve is walking to his cubical you can see over the office walls, revealing the set up stage. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Billy: Oh my-lanta!
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Connections

Features Family Guy (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

September
Written by Allee Willis, Al McKay and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Movie
20 December 2005 | by pamela2406-1See 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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