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Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)

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'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.


Carlene Cordova
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Monaghan ... Narrator, Himself
Elijah Wood ... Self
Peter Jackson ... Self
Viggo Mortensen ... Self
Orlando Bloom ... Self
David Carradine ... Self
Ian McKellen ... Self
Sean Astin ... Self
John Rhys-Davies ... Self
Billy Boyd ... Self
Clive Barker ... Self
Cliff Broadway Cliff Broadway ... Interviewer, Himself
Andy Serkis ... Self
John Noble ... Self
Philippa Boyens ... Self


Explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture for the past 50 years. RINGERS explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of 'Ringer' -- academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies. Celebrity interviewees include Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Clive Barker, and David Carradine. RINGERS features a dynamic rock-driven score with musicians who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Several indie recording artists have provided new covers of songs from previous "Rings" adaptations. Produced in association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, RINGERS stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing fandom of "The Lord of the Rings." Narrated by Dominic Monaghan, RINGERS traverses the hippie counter-culture and ...

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One book. One ring. One world.

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references | See all certifications »

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Narrator, Himself: We are servants of the secret fire. One generation of readers followed by another, and another.
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The Anti- 'Trekkies'
14 September 2005 | by deathskiss1See all my reviews

'Ringers' is a documentary by & for fans that examines the impact that J.R.R. Tolkien and 'The Lord of the Rings' has had on popular culture. It's narrated by Dominic Monaghan ('Merry'), and takes the audience through the last 50 years, from the initial publication of the books, up through the release of the films. My favorite moments are when the filmmakers talk to ordinary, everyday fans about how Tolkien has changed their lives, but it's also cool to hear from people like David Carradine, Terry Pratchett, Cameron Crowe, and Geddy Lee of Rush. And rather than mock the fans, as 'Trekkies' did, the film celebrates them. Highly recommended!

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Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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