This comedy is about two guys who decide to rig the Special Olympics to pay off a debt by having one of them, Steve (Knoxville), pose as a contestant in the games, hoping to dethrone reigning champion, Jimmy. Mentally-challenged high jinks and hilarity surely follow. Written by
The North American meaning of "ringer" means: Fraudulent entry, somebody who is fraudulently substituted in a competition. See more »
After Jeffy and his Uncle Gary have explained his mental condition to Lynn; Lynn and Jeffy walk off carrying his bag. As Jeffy and Lynn walk to the dorms her shirt changes from a special Olympics t-shirt in one scene to talking down the road and suddenly changes to a light blue Adidas shirt See more »
I got 2 free passes to see this film... I had very low expectations
since it starred Johnny Knoxville who I, until today, only associated
with really grotesque behavior on Jackass. The combination of that and
Special Olympics smelled like it could be a cheap joke at the expense
of Special Olympians but in fact it turned out to be just the opposite!
It totally surpassed my expectations! It was a truly sweet, laugh out
loud funny feel-good movie with big big heart. It portrayed the
Olympians in a really caring way and those characters totally made the
movie. I didn't have any trouble swallowing Johnny as a naive guy with
a big heart, but people who've seen him in Jackass might find the
contrast startling at first. It might be too sweet, or too predictably
Hollywood for some people... But the physical comedy and naive
sweetness really won me over in the end. I look forward to watching
this film again.
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