The Ringer [Blu-ray] [2005]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 24)

Special Features


  • 16 deleted scenes
  • Let the games begin: a look at The Ringer
  • Commentary by Johnny Knoxville and the creative team

Synopsis


The Ringer
A guy trying to do the right thing ends up taking part in one of the most morally dubious con games in history in this comedy. Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) is an office drone who wants to move up the corporate ladder, but when he asks his boss for a promotion, it comes with a condition -- Steve has to fire Stavi (Luis Avalos), who has been the firm's janitor for years. Steve decides to soften the blow by hiring Stavi to do his lawn and garden work. However, an accident robs Stavi of several of his fingers, and since he doesn't have medical insurance, Steve needs to find a way to pay for his surgery. Steve's uncle Gary (Brian Cox), a sleazy type who will bet on anything, also needs some fast cash, and comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme -- Steve was a track star in high school, and with the Special Olympics Championships coming up, all Steve has to do is pretend to be mentally challenged, enter the competition, and win the running events against six-time medalist Jimmy (Leonard Flowers). Gary will bet big on Steve, and the odds will allow them to clean up. Steve is appalled by the idea, but he needs the money badly enough to go along. However, Steve discovers that Jimmy is fast enough that he has little chance of beating him. However, Jimmy's colossal ego has made him many enemies among his fellow Special Olympians, and they're eager enough to see him taken down a peg that they help Steve train for the big event. Matters become all the more complicated when Steve becomes infatuated with Lynn (Katherine Heigl), a beautiful woman who has volunteered to help the challenged athletes, and would doubtless be furious if she found out what Steve was really doing. Produced by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, The Ringer was the first fiction directorial credit for Barry W. Blaustein; the story also parallels a 2004 episode of the animated television series South Park, "Up the Down Steroid." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Johnny Knoxville
    Johnny Knoxville - Steve Barker / Jeffy
  • Brian Cox
    Brian Cox - Gary Barker
  • Katherine Heigl
    Katherine Heigl - Lynn
  • Jed Rees
    Jed Rees - Glen
  • Bill Chott
    Bill Chott - Thomas



Customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    David
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    One of the funniest movies that I have watched. Even though I felt guilty laughing at the special education individuals, the movie had a special meaning to it and it was wonderful to see special education individuals portrayed in the movie. Great, great movie to laugh at!!!!!! I highly recommend to watch......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious Movie

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    MrMet86
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    I never thought making fun of the Special Olympics but only Johnny Knoxville can make it happen. Lots of laughs, good story and the characters really gel. For all the wrong reasons tying to rig the special Olympics, it actually has a good moral. Fans of Johnny Knoxville should grab it, you'll enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Truly funny Johnny Knoxville movie

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    Mdogg21k7
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    This movie is probably one of Johnny Knoxville's funniest movies! I really thought it was amazing that the cast featured special people who were really special rather than regular actors pretending to be special. Knoxville needs to make more comedies like this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of laughs!!!

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    pookiebear66
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    This movie was very funny. Some people would view this movie as mocking people with disabilities, including myself, but after seeing it my opinion is it's a great comedy with romance. I especially liked the part with " You complete me." Heartwarming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Friend Fun

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    Pictres
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    There are so many inside jokes that I still carry with my best friend, that came from this film. I found it on blu ray on sale and had to pick it up to add to my collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    no oscar ??

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    hanshotfirst
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    a light hearted sometimes crude movie about johnny knockville wanting to run a scam but the kids he is wanting to take advantage of teach him a lesson instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Politically Correct

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    bryandemon
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    Johnny Knox plays his roles really well. Had my whole family in stitches the whole time. Predictable yet make everyone forget about life for awhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For true Johnny Knoxville fans.

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    HitMan76
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    Johnny Knoxville is so funny a great comedy for the whole family. And also I have a new respect for the Special Olympics.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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