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The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

Lodge, a gaming geek, takes his playing very seriously, unlike his babyish friends who'd rather be immature. He decides to shake things up by introducing two unconventional people to their group.


Matt Vancil


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Rice Nathan Rice ... Sir Osric / Lodge
Carol Roscoe Carol Roscoe ... Daphne / Joanna
Brian S. Lewis ... Brother Silence / Cass / Rennard (as Brian Lewis)
Scott C. Brown ... Flynn / Leo / Turk
Christian Doyle Christian Doyle ... Luster / Gary / Fastidian / Undead Fastidian
Jennifer Page ... Luster (female) / Professor (as Jen Page)
Geoff Gibbs Geoff Gibbs ... Mort Kemnon
Ed Gibbs Ed Gibbs ... Hierophant
Don Early Don Early ... Mort Agrippa / Mummy #1 / Goblin
Sean K. Reynolds Sean K. Reynolds ... Inquisitor (as Sean Reynolds)
Chris Duppenthaler Chris Duppenthaler ... Mark
Julia Vancil Julia Vancil ... Goblin Queen
Steve Wolbrecht Steve Wolbrecht ... Nodwick / Voice of Drazuul
Emily Olson Emily Olson ... Therin, Goddess of Light
John Frank Rosenblum ... King Erasmus the Randomly Biased
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Before they begin the campaign, Gary passes a little monster toy in front of the irate Cass, and makes the sound "GRRR. ARRGH." This is likely a nod to Mutant Enemy Productions - makers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. After each episode, the company's "logo" was a puppet drawn monster passing the screen and saying "GRRR. ARRGH." See more »


When Sir Osric is being electrocuted at the end, when the camera pans back to Daphne you can see Flynn holding his mandolin. When it pans back to Flynn after Osric dies he is not holding it anymore. He picks it up to start playing. See more »


Daphne: You raised our dinner from the dead!
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User Reviews

A Nice gaming movie
7 September 2008 | by SeptumSinSee all my reviews

There are few films that have had me waiting and waiting for release more than this one. This is the latest film from The Dead Gentlemen group responsible for the original Gamers film and the Demon Hunters films. This group has not been terribly active over the last few years but this film is a definite reason to try and keep things up in following their progress.

This film follows a group of gamers who are trying to finish a campaign run by a GM frustrated by his group's disregard for his story. With the help of some new blood they attempt the campaign again with hopes of finishing this time.

This movie is a breath of fresh air in the movie community and a great improvement over the original. The movie shows respect for the game much like the original movie did but on top of that this movie shows a dramatic improvement on special effects launching it above the simplicity of college films. The acting is fairly decent and the jokes are quite funny.

Unfortunately many of the jokes are in jokes so if you are not a gamer you may not find the film as funny as others. So this is why I give the movie an 8 instead of the 9 that I initially thought of. Any case if you are a gamer or know about gaming check this one out you will enjoy it.

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