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The Ringer

In desperate need of money, Steve Baker (Johnny Knoxville) bets on the one contest he's sure he can win -- The Special Olympics. Posing as a mentally challenged athlete, he prepares to run for the gold, only to discover his lack of ethics is not his only handicap. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 22 Dec 2005
Video Release: 15 May 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Following Stavi’s accident, Steve rushes him to the hospital with his fingers in plastic bag. Despite the seriousness of the event, the scene is played for laughs. When Uncle Gary fails to pay his gambling debt, a group of thugs rough him up. Later we see the same group of men watching the Special Olympic events while drinking in a bar. After confessing his part in the scam, Steve is punched, kicked and tossed out of a church by an angry priest who later places a bet on the unlikely contestant. In one scene, Steve and his roommates are shown dancing in the shower room while wearing only towels. The dialogue includes brief comments about Jesus Christ. A woman is referred to as a hooker.

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