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The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013)

When Cass (Brian Lewis) sets his eye on scoring a date with Natalie (Trin Miller), one of the world's top Romance of the Nine Empires players, she issues him a challenge: to show that he's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ... Cass / Silence
Trin Miller ... Natalie
Samara Lerman ... Myriad
Jesse Lee Keeter Jesse Lee Keeter ... Dundareel
Nathan Rice Nathan Rice ... Lodge / Osric
Carol Roscoe Carol Roscoe ... Joanna / Daphne
Scott C. Brown Scott C. Brown ... Leo / Flynn
Christian Doyle Christian Doyle ... Gary / Luster
Jennifer Page ... Penelope / Luster (as Jen Page)
Matt Shimkus ... The Shadow
Conner Marx ... Jase
Ahren Buhmann Ahren Buhmann ... Byron
M.J. Sieber M.J. Sieber ... Hunter
Jessica Avellone Jessica Avellone ... Coeli Quando (The Messenger) (as Jesica Avellone)
Anne Allgood Anne Allgood ... The Queen
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When Cass (Brian Lewis) sets his eye on scoring a date with Natalie (Trin Miller), one of the world's top Romance of the Nine Empires players, she issues him a challenge: to show that he's gamer enough to win this year's national championship. Determined to prove that he can win any game, Cass enlists his long-suffering game buddy, Leo (Scott C. Brown) to teach him everything he needs to know about collectible card games. But The Legacy, a group of hardcore gamers with an evil plan, has raised an army of the undead to win the game for themselves. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

The name of the restaurant they eat at when Cass announcers they're all going to Gencon is called the AFK Cafe. AFK is gamer speak for Away from Keyboard, and refers to the time when a gamer steps away from his keyboard but leaves the game running. See more »

Goofs

When Cass sits down to play against Natalie, he says "Hard guess, only girl here", but there is a woman with a green top clearly visible over his left shoulder. See more »

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Weaver: A common theme one finds in classical mythology is the belief that all events are predetermined, that all outcomes have already been decided - by gods, weaving together the strands of fate. On a related note, you may call me Weaver.
Cass: No.
Weaver: I'm sorry?
Cass: No, I'm gonna call you... Louis. You look like a Louis to me.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Took it in a new direction and it worked
27 February 2014 | by jrrallsSee all my reviews

I loved Gamers 1 & 2 and was really curious how they would keep the story fresh. I loved all their D&D jokes on the last two but wasn't sure what they would do to keep the momentum going; the answer was to change and take a risk.

That can often be a tricky thing to do in a trilogy, but they pulled it off. At heart, this is actually a sports movie, just the game is a card game rather than a physical game. This, combined with a much higher budget, allowed them to do all sorts of fun bits that they couldn't have done if they just would have stayed with the same tried and true formula.

I'm glad they mixed things up while still keeping it a very entertaining ride. Can't wait to listen to the commentary tracks to see how they did so much with so little.


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