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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.

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Steve Barker
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Gary Barker
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Lynn Sheridan
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Glen
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Thomas
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Billy
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Mark
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Winston
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Rudy
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Stavi
Leonard Flowers ...
Jimmy
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David Patrick
Steve Levy ...
Steve Levy
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Michael (as Al 'Train' Dias)
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Paulie
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Frankie
Janna Ambort ...
Karen
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Matt
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Dr. Ahmed (as Mohammad M. Ahmed)
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Mr. Henderson
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Waitress - Bar
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Priest
Nicole Bradley ...
Yolie
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Elliot (as Sean P. Gildea)
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Brandi (as Lauren-Elaine Edleson)
Ruth N. Straw ...
Sally
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Olympic Official
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Mailroom Guy
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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
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Closs
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Susan (as Meagan Flynn)
Rosie Shriver ...
Movie Patron
Shane Mallory ...
Volunteer
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Motivational Speaker (voice)
Sara Peterman ...
Autograph Seeker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Sports Agent (unconfirmed)
Brittany Areias ...
Special Olympics Spectator (uncredited)
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Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
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Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Special Ed Athlete (uncredited)
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Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Gene Cervenka ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Kelly Cook ...
Athlete (uncredited)
Michael Cristian ...
Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Damian Fannin ...
Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Taryn Gilland ...
Extra (uncredited)
Charles E. Gray ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Michael E. Harvey ...
Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Eric Hernandez ...
Athlete (uncredited)
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Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
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Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Kids Of Widney High ...
Themselves (uncredited)
Adam Langley ...
Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
Robert Lord ...
Special Olympics Coach (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)
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Office Worker (uncredited)
George Renteria ...
Crowd Attendant (uncredited)
Isaac Rodriguez ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
Christopher Rogers ...
Agent (uncredited)
Ava-Kathryn Santana ...
Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
Kerbey Smith ...
Dance Girl (uncredited)
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Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Jeff Teague ...
Olympic Judge (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Santiago Villalobos ...
Field Judge (uncredited)
Jimmy Willden ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Ditzy Woman (uncredited)
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Fan in stands (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barry W. Blaustein

Written by

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Ricky Blitt ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bobby Farrelly ... producer
Peter Farrelly ... producer
Marc S. Fischer ... co-producer
Clem Franek ... co-producer (as Clemens Emanuel Franek) / co-producer
K.C. Hodenfield ... associate producer
John Jacobs ... producer
Tim Shriver ... executive producer
Bradley Thomas ... producer

Music by

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Mark Mothersbaugh

Cinematography by

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Mark Irwin

Editing by

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George Folsey Jr.

Editorial Department

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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)

Casting By

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Jo Edna Boldin
Toni Cobb Brock
Nancy Foy

Production Design by

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Arlan Jay Vetter

Art Direction by

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John Frick

Set Decoration by

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Tim Eckel
Phil Shirey

Costume Design by

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Lisa Jensen

Makeup Department

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Troy Breeding ... key makeup artist
Chelsey Fiske ... hair stylist
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

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Richard E. Chapla Jr. ... production supervisor
Garrett Grant ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Castaldi ... second second assistant director
Greg Guzik ... second assistant director: reshoots
K.C. Hodenfield ... first assistant director
Kathleen Tull ... additional second assistant director (as Katie Tull)

Art Department

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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

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Bob Beemer ... 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
Tim Maxwell ... sound re-recordist
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent ... supervising dialogue editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Lisa O'Donoghue ... supervising foley editor (as Lisa Varetakis)
Fred Peck III ... sound re-recordist
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer
R. Russell Smith ... re-recording mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein ... production sound mixer
Tom Sturgis ... second boom operator / sound utility
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Jon Udell ... boom operator
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bob Trevino ... special effects supervisor
Jeffery D. Woodrel ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Gaconnier ... Visual Effects Supervisor / visual effects supervisor
Heather Ignarro ... visual effects coordinator
Robert Lukacs ... film technician
John W. McInnis ... pre-viz artist
Marco S. Paolini ... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson ... digital preview colorist
Tommy Tran ... model maker

Stunts

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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

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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 Herrmann ... rigging electrician (as Mark Herrman)
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
Christopher Smitty Smith ... b dolly grip (as Chris Smith)
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

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John H. Smith ... background artist

Casting Department

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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
Jeff Olan ... extras casting: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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

Location Management

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Thomas J. Healy IV ... location scout
Jose Angel Hernandez ... location scout
Kelly Kernan ... location manager
Tiffany Noel Kinder ... location scout: pre-production
Shobie Partos ... assistant location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia ... key assistant location manager
Steve White ... location scout

Music Department

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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
Thomas Cavanaugh ... music business & legal affairs (uncredited)
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Pam Fuller ... script supervisor (as Pam Fuller Vasquez)

Transportation Department

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Charles Coulter ... driver: honeywagon
Tracy Craytor ... production van driver
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

Additional Crew

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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
Joe Fiske ... key craft service
Joanna Gallagher ... choreographer
Joe Garibay ... craft service
Kayse Goodell ... production assistant
John Johns ... video playback engineer
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
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)
Jay Sheveck ... premiere and release
Jeremy Shirk ... set security
Mary C. Snyder ... title designer
Max Sturgeon ... additional production assistant
Christi Tidman ... production accountant
Desiree Varni ... key production accountant
Laura Walker Lee ... additional production assistant (as Laura A. Walker)
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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Only a jackass would fix the Special Olympics See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dabei sein ist alles (Germany)
  • Voll verarscht - Dabei sein ist alles (Germany)
  • El farsante (Spain)
  • 圈套 (China, Mandarin title)
  • 扮猪吃老虎 (China, Mandarin title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $7,702,439, 25 Dec 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia This film has been given a blessing by the Special Olympics. See more »
Goofs During the nighttime scene, when David drops off Jeffy and the other athletes (after the movie theater scene), Winston says "when the fuck did we get ice cream?" and you can see Jeffy close his eyes and start to laugh, breaking character. This is also mentioned in the commentary track by Johnny Knoxville. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fun with Dick and Jane/Cheaper by the Dozen 2/Rumor Has It/Casanova/Wolf Creek/The Ringer/The Countess/Hoodwinked (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Ton of Shame See more »
Quotes David Patrick: We stopped off for ice cream.
Winston: When the fuck did we get ice cream?
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