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The Ringer
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The Ringer 2005


Desperate for cash to help a friend in need and pay off his smarmy uncle's gambling debts, Steve Barker sinks to an all time low...he attempts to fix the Special Olympics by pretending to be a person with intellectual disabilities. But he is completely out-classed by his fellow Olympians, who are not only superior athletes, they're also wiser in the ways of the world. Several of his fellow competitors immediately spot Steve as a fraud, but because they too would like to see the fall of Jimmy, the snooty reigning champion, they join forces to help The Ringer win. Together they train Steve to become a better athlete and, most importantly, a better man. (read more)

Release Date:December 23rd, 2005
Directed By:
No image existsBarry W. Blaustein
Written By:
No image existsRicky Blitt
Starring:
Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville
No image existsKatherine Heigl
Brian CoxBrian Cox
No image existsZen Gesner
No image existsJohn Taylor
No image existsJed Rees
No image existsTerry Funk

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The Ringer Movie Review by Filmkiller (6/17/2010)

If you walk into a financieer's office and you pitch this movie, I'd give you a pound of credit just for getting past "Special Olympics" and another pound if you were still going after the word "scam" got thrown into the mix. Most people would assume, given this concept, that it would be done in poor taste, and most times...

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The Ringer Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (8/28/2007)

I was very wary of this film as I work with special needs kids and I couldn't imagine this being anything but offensive. However instead of overly mocking special needs people, this film goes above and beyond to deify them and show them such respect that the movie becomes unrealistic.

Johnny Knoxville plays a man who...

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The Ringer Movie Review by Zara (5/16/2007)

Listen up, because my opinion is more important than your opinion when it comes to this movie. I work with people with developmental disabilities (the PC way to lump together everything from mild mental retardation to autism to CP to Downs' Syndrome.)

One of the biggest problems that I had with the movie wasn't the movie...

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The Ringer Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/3/2007)

I do not know why I watched this movie. I should have watched Olbermann
and Monk instead. I have never seen a Johnny Knoxville film, and I can
only recall maybe one or two Farrelly brothers productions I have seen
in the past. I sincerely regret the time I spent on this mess.

For full disclosure, I have to state that I...

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The Ringer Movie Review by AJ (7/13/2006)

Everyone involved in the making of The Ringer has obviously tried very hard to make sure that the story of a man pretending to be retarded to rig the Special Olympics in order to make some cash to get his friend an operation (but nothing life-or-death, just a few fingers that were cut off) as inoffensive as possible. And...

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