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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Olson Emily Olson ... The Princess
Matt Cameron Matt Cameron ... The Gamemaster
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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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

Rogar, The Barbarian: The staff is mine!
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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: Dorkness Rising (2008) See more »

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Well, I thought it was funny.
10 November 2003 | by malkavthejesterSee all my reviews

I am a gamer, and this movie had me cracking up for the entire 48 minutes. It's short, but it gets its point across. From the looks of things, a comedy troupe made this movie. They obviously had a very low budget. The sets looked very fake, but it was okay. It sort of added to the humor.

Sometimes, with higher budget movies featuring big stars, the actors seem wrong for the parts. The guys in "Gamers" seemed exactly right for their roles, as if they really ARE gamers in real life. Each actor played two roles: a gamer, and his character. The gamers were funny at times and argumentative at others, just like real live gamers. The characters - a barbarian, an archer, a mage and a thief - were cheesy and overdramatic, just like the characters played by a lot of real live gamers. The film might as well have been a documentary about players of role-playing games. As I watched the silly drama unfold, all I could think was "This is how my gamer friends and I look to outsiders!" The idea made me laugh.

I'd bring this movie to a party or friendly gathering. It's not too long for the subject, it's funny, and it's almost true to life.


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