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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.


Matt Vancil


Matt Vancil




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


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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Did You Know?


Obvious double when Newmoon the Elf kills his player. See more »


The Gamemaster: You're going to backstab him with a ballista?
Nimble the Thief: Uh huh
The Gamemaster: With a fucking siege weapon?
Nimble the Thief: Uh huh
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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 »


Followed by The Gamers: To Be Continued (2015) See more »

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The Power of College Cinema
6 September 2007 | by chmiller948See all my reviews

Make no mistake about it; The Gamers is not a perfect movie. The script is wrought with hackneyed dialogue, predictable situations, and fan-boy in-jokes that serve to alienate most while entertaining few. But beneath all that is something you can't find in any Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster or Michael Bay monstrosity; genuine enthusiasm of storytelling. Every person involved in every element of this film clearly loved what they were doing. The sheer joy for the material leaps out of the screen and into the faces of the audience. You can't help but smile the whole way through this energetic and ebullient film. And for those of us to whom the film is directed, the current and former members of the cult of nerd, this film is a real treat.

The film is funny, not in the shocking way of a teenage sex comedy or the schmaltzy way of a romantic "comedy," but in the same way that real life is funny. You laugh at this movie for the same reasons you laugh at your friend's bad jokes; the humor touches a nerve at the collective subconscious of all geeks.

If you are now or have ever been a nerd, geek, dork, or dweeb, do yourself a favor and find this movie. And if you aren't, see it anyway. You may catch yourself laughing along with the rest of us.

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3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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