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Knights of Badassdom (2013)

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Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

Director:

Joe Lynch

Writers:

Kevin Dreyfuss (screenplay), Matt Wall (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
D.R. Anderson ... Eddie #2 / Johnny #1 (as Dan Anderson)
W. Earl Brown ... Randy
Michael Carpenter Michael Carpenter ... Guy Elf
Kevin Connell Kevin Connell ... King Kerry
Sean Cook ... Winston
Peter Dinklage ... Hung
Khanh Doan Khanh Doan ... Andie
Michael Gladis ... King Diamond
Summer Glau ... Gwen
Basil Harris ... Eddie #1
Brett Gipson ... Gunther
Tom Hopper ... Gunther
Ryan Kwanten ... Joe
Margarita Levieva ... Beth
Joshua Malina ... Travis
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Storyline

In a valiant but pointless attempt to cheer up their freshly-dumped friend and former Dungeons and Dragons legend, Joe, two enthusiastic Live Action Role Players--Eric, a 27-level Grand Sorcerer in the making, and Hung, a medieval Master Rogue--drag their sad companion to a large-scale LARP campaign in the middle of a forest. However, things will soon spin out of control, as a malevolently cryptic dark incantation from the pages of a seemingly innocent prop book of spells, inadvertently summons a demonic succubus bent on destruction. Now, try to stop a slaughterous extra-dimensional being with several foam sticks and a handful of plastic swords. Written by Nick Riganas

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Canst Thou Handle It? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language throughout, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Los juegos del desmadre See more »

Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,449, 26 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$86,796, 7 February 2014
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Disowned by director Joe Lynch after the film was delayed and re-edited by IndieVest. See more »

Goofs

Only Ronnie could read the language in the book but yet somehow Eric was still able to read from it. Eric should have never been able to read from the book hence the creature should have never been summoned. See more »

Quotes

Hung: I can hear the breeze on my skin. 'Tis burnt orange.
Lando: And in English?... What the fuck's he saying?
Ronnie Kwok: [whispering] I don't know.
Hung: There's electricity in the air.
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Connections

References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Into the Abyss
Written by Kevin Dreyfuss, Bear McCreary, and Matt Wall
Performed by Brendan McCreary
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Decent, but didn't deliver on the initial concept (First section contains spoilers)
13 February 2014 | by flashfirerocksSee all my reviews

I am a LARPing and D&D nerd, so when I heard they were making a movie about LARPing becoming real I was psyched and hoped that I would see a bunch of geeks using their pointlessly learned skills to save humanity. That's not what this movie is. This movie is a blood bath of nameless red-shirts and named, involved characters getting slaughtered as they cower in fear until the very end where a strange, out of nowhere solution is used. The movie is relatively short and lacks much if any character development. I only watched it because I like Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi, and Jimmi Simpson. All three characters were killed off, Danny's before I even got to know the character. I figured I could at least appreciate the LARP aspect of it, but instead I got a few shots of LARPing and a whole lot of "Oh crap guys we're going to die run for your life!". I expected to get at least some humor out of the movie, but only heard two jokes throughout and one was rather obvious and lacked wit.

>>Here down does not contain spoilers

All in all I feel as through the movie could have been more interesting and not a near endless stream of the deaths of characters I care nothing about because of their homogeneity.


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