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PG-13| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) finds himself in a predicament. His friend Stavi, whom he was forced to fire, loses several fingers in an accident, and he has no way of covering the cost of surgery without health insurance. Meanwhile, his gambling uncle, Gary (Brian Cox), is racking up a huge debt. Needing money quickly to help Stavi and Gary, Barker reluctantly goes along with his uncle's plan to fix the Special Olympics, with Barker posing as an athlete -- but the competition is steep.

Cast: Johnny Knoxville , Brian Cox , Katherine Heigl , Zen Gesner , Leonard Flowers , Bill Chott , Damian Fannin , Edward Barbanell

Director: Barry W. Blaustein

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Fox

The Ringer (2005)

Release Date: December 23rd, 2005|1 hr. 34 min.

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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's getting harder to sustain a rooting interest in the career of Johnny Knoxville. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie's shockingly tasteless setup is also its secret weapon. Despite many scenes in The Ringer that could individually be viewed as politically incorrect, audiences will be laughing with the athletes most of the time. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Knoxville is functional only when the movie needs a bravura comic performance, but The Ringer is easy enough to take. show more

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