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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.
Why Is The Ringer Rated PG-13?
The Ringer is rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and some drug references.
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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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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: 16 May 2006
Expose The Ringer with the following DVD extras included with this Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment release: a commentary by director Barry W. Blaustein, a “Fall-Down Funny” gag reel, a Special Olympics PSA, deleted scenes and trailers. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Surround 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.