"Johnny Knoxville scores a whole lotta laughs" (Maxim) in this hilarious comedy about the thrill of victory and the agony of deceit. Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, loveable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person. Produced by the fearless Farrelly Brothers (There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal), The Ringer will keep you smiling all the way to the finish line!

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The Ringer (2005)

PG-13

Comedy · 1h 34m · 12/23/2005

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"Johnny Knoxville scores a whole lotta laughs" (Maxim) in this hilarious comedy about the thrill of victory and the agony of deceit. Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, loveable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person. Produced by the fearless Farrelly Brothers (There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal), The Ringer will keep you smiling all the way to the finish line!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Conundrum Entertainment

Budget

$20,000,000

Revenue

$35,424,335
Part Of
Cast
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Johnny Knoxville

Steve Barker
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Jimmy Willden

Extra (uncredited)
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Leonard Earl Howze

Mark
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Brian Cox

Gary Barker
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Katherine Heigl

Lynn Sheridan
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Jed Rees

Glen
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Bill Chott

Thomas
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Edward Barbanell

Billy
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Geoffrey Arend

Winston
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Terry Funk

Frankie
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John Taylor

Rudy
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Luis Avalos

Stavi
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Leonard Flowers

Jimmy
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Zen Gesner

David Patrick
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Steve Levy

Steve Levy
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Alcides Dias

Michael (as Al 'Train' Dias)
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Janna Ambort

Karen
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Mohammad Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed (as Mohammad M. Ahmed)
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Bryan Dilbeck

Bryan Dilbeck
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Troy Jackson

Sandman
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Katherine Willis

Ditzy Woman (uncredited)
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Richard Dillard

Olympic Official
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Brad Leland

Mr. Henderson
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Cassandra L. Small

Waitress - Bar
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John Rothman

Priest
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Nicole Bradley

Yolie
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Sean Gildea

Elliot (as Sean P. Gildea)
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Mike Cerrone

Paulie
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Lauren-Elaine Edleson

Brandi
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Hugo Perez

Mailroom Guy
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Bo Kane

Matt
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Steven Chester Prince

Peter - Delivery
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Diana Heart

Girl in Wheelchair
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J.D. Stahr

Starter
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Heidi B. Bush

Heidi
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Kara Rastrelli

Kara
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Ruth N. Straw

Sally
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Carlos Sierra

Carlos Sierra
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Michael Clossin

Closs
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Meagan Flynn

Susan (as Meagan Flynn)
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Michael E. Harvey

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Shane Mallory

Volunteer
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Jesse Ventura

Motivational Speaker (voice)
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Sara Peterman

Autograph Seeker
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Kimberly R. Johnson

Sports Agent (unconfirmed)
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Niki Aguirre

Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
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Johnny Bartee

Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
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Eric Hernandez

Athlete (uncredited)
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Frank Brantley

Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Larry Cashion

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Gene Cervenka

Spectator (uncredited)
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Kelly Cook

Athlete (uncredited)
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Michael Cristian

Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
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Damian Fannin

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Joanna Gallagher

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Charles E. Gray

Photographer (uncredited)
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Joseph Thomas Campos

Special Ed Athlete (uncredited)
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Mark E. Howell

Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
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Santiago Villalobos

Field Judge (uncredited)
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Rajiv Patel

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Kids Of Widney High

Themselves (uncredited)
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Adam Langley

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Bobby Lord

Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
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Tex Marshall

Unnamed Gambler (uncredited)
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Robert E. Martinez

Special Olympics Fan (uncredited)
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Michael Monagan

Kids of Widney High (Band Leader) (uncredited)
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Brandon E. Jackson

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Adam North

Popcorn Guy (uncredited)
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Rosie Shriver

Movie Patron
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Isaac Rodriguez

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Ava Santana

Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
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Kerbey Smith

Dance Girl (uncredited)
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Jeff Teague

Olympic Judge (uncredited)
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Christopher James Thompson

Extra (uncredited)
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Mark David Thompson

Special Olympics Athlete (uncredited)
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Robert C. Pemelton

Office Worker (uncredited)
Crew
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Ricky Blitt

Writer
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Barry W. Blaustein

Director
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Ringer

(DVD)

5/16/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ringer

(DVD)

5/16/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ringer

(DVD)

12/23/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Ringer

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

6/4/2014

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