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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 Lewis Brian Lewis ... Brother Silence / Cass / Rennard
Scott C. Brown 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


All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all -- a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery -- in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys. Game on! Written by Matt Vancil

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Release Date:

14 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the characters meet up with Nodwick for the second time, Brother Silence pulls out several items from the chest that have item names taken from the card game "Munchkin". The scene where the Hierophant takes Brother Silence's elf-ears off is another reference to a race-change card in the "Munchkin" card game. The "Munchkin" card game can be seen played in the movie. See more »


The party is playing D&D 3rd edition and Leo/Flynn mentions he has 20 ranks in seduction. However, at 9th level 13 ranks would be the max. See more »


Flynn the Fine: What is that heavenly music?
Priestess: The Hymn to Therin. It calls to our goddess.
Leo: [voice-over] I seduce the priestess!
Lodge: [voice-over] She's taken a vow of celibacy!
Leo: [voice-over] Dude, 20 ranks in seduction!
Flynn the Fine: [to priestess] Hey, baby. Wanna tune my mandolin?
[rolls and the priestess and Flynn leave the room]
Daphne: [to Hierophant] Please understand the horny Bard does not represent us.
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Great movie for non-gamers, too!
31 August 2007 | by jlgilbsSee all my reviews

I am definitely not a gamer, but a couple people in my family and my boyfriend are. So, a little reluctantly I decided to find out what the big deal was with "fantasy stuff". I saw Dorkness Rising and thought it was HILARIOUS! It's slapstick, but not disrespectful to those that enjoy role playing games. Also, and most importantly, people who've never gamed before can enjoy it and not feel left out or lost trying to understand the plot. The acting was great and the field shots/set were believable. This makes me want to see other movies by this production company. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this group! Three cheers - well done!!

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