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Sent on a quest to rescue a princess, four clueless players must guide their characters through dangerous forests, ancient ruins, and past the girl next door.

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Matt Vancil

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Olson Emily Olson ... The Princess
Matt Cameron Matt Cameron ... The Gamemaster
Matt Shimkus Matt Shimkus ... Rogar
Phil M. Price Phil M. Price ... Nimble
Nathan Rice Nathan Rice ... Newmoon
Justin MacGregor Justin MacGregor ... Ambrose / Magellan (as Justin McGregor)
Chris Duppenthaler Chris Duppenthaler ... Mark
Jeff Miles Jeff Miles ... Rogar's Blood Brother / Bandit
Katie Weidmann Katie Weidmann ... Nimble's Sister
Jen Ponce Jen Ponce ... Barmaid
Steve Payne Steve Payne ... Bar Patron
Matt Vancil Matt Vancil ... Hunk
John Schock John Schock ... Bandit
Bryan Punyon Bryan Punyon ... Bandit
David Wolbrecht David Wolbrecht ... Bandit
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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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 »

Quotes

[after Nimble backstabbed Hunk with a ballista]
The Gamemaster: I can't believe I'm doing this.
[rolls the dice]
The Gamemaster: Well, that's 264 points of damage. You splatter Hunk all over the common room. The patrons shriek in horror and run out of the inn, occasionally slipping on blood and entrails. You're now alone in a room that looks like a vat of beef stroganoff exploded in it.
Ambrose: [wiping his face] Cool.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013) See more »

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I laughed so hard I cried
14 June 2004 | by stan-71See all my reviews

This movie is short and very low budget. But when I watched it for the first time, I spent almost the entire 48 minutes laughing so hard the tears were streaming down my face. I didn't laugh *quite* that hard the second time I saw it. Even today, months after the last time I saw it, thinking about a scene in the movie makes me laugh. Gamers are definitely the target audience, though you don't necessarily have to be a gamer to get it - my wife has played a grand total of one RPG session in her life, and she loved the movie too.

All in all, I would recommend this movie to anyone who has played an RPG at some point in their life, or has a sense of humor.


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