The Ringer

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Barry W. Blaustein
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Chapter four.

You're a disgrace. You're wasting my oxygen.

Get off your butt and do something.

Hey, you! Stop looking

at the people around you.

I'm talking to you,

the loser who bought this tape.

I've had bowel movements

with more spine than you.

Do you like coming in

second place? Well, I don't.

And from now on, neither do you.

Starting today,

you're a winner and you can do it.

- Got it?

- I'm a winner.

Say it like you mean it,

you little Judy.

I am a winner.

I'm a winner. I can do it.

I'm a winner. I can do it.

I'm a winner. I can do it.

I'm a winner. I can do it.

I'm a winner.

Sir, I've been with this company

for two and a half years now,

and all I've really done

is some clerical work.

I think I'm ready

for some more responsibility.

OK, Barker. What kind

of responsibility are you looking for?

Look, I don't know, sir. I just feel

that I'm being underutilised here.

And I can handle a hell of a lot more

than what I've been given.

I'm just looking for the chance.

You know what, Barker? Maybe you're right.

Let's do it. Why not?

Let's move you upstairs.

See how you do. Give you a chance.

Wow, thank you. Thank you very much.

Yeah, yeah. Put him through.

I gotta take this.

Hello, Bull. Yeah, hang on. Hang on.

Yeah, wait. Barker, do me a favour,

will you, and fire Stavi?

- The janitor?

- Hang on. Yeah, he's doing a terrible job.

But he's a really nice guy.

- Can't you give him a second chance?

- I caught him using my bathroom.

I sat on his pee.

See you. Yeah.

Tell him to be on time.

I'm tired of teeing off late.



Hello, Mr Stevie.

Did you get the Christmas card I sent you?


Hey, listen. I wanna

talk to you for a second.

- Stavi, you don't like yourjob, do you?

- Yes. I like very much.

I get to clean things.

Work with my hands.

But you'd be happier doing something else.

You're a bright guy.

No, not really.

Of course you are, Stavi. You got

a little bit of a language problem, but...

No, no.

In my country, Stavi not too bright either.

Look, trust me.

You're wasting your time here.



No. Stavi can't be fired.

I have five kids. My wife, Betya, she die.


I'm sorry.

Stavi love her...

from the depth...

of his soul.

I'm not firing you.


No. I'm offering you something else -

a betterjob.

Stavi listening.

Would you like to mow the lawn

at my apartment complex?

I can do lawns. How much I get?

- How much do you get here?

- 350. A week.

- I can match it.

- Tempting.


I have so many memories here.

- 400?

- And health benefits?

I can't really swing health benefits.

Please, Mr Stevie. I need health benefits.

I have big family.

You got 'em.

Come on.

It's OK. It's not that big of a deal.

Somebody help me!

I got a bag of fingers here.

My fingers!

- Keep it elevated.

- Man!

Just go right in there.

- Who's Mr Simicek's employer?

- Me.

I'm Dr Ahmed,

head of Reconstructive Surgical Group.

Good news. We can save his fingers.

- Thank you.

- Just a few questions.

What health plan is he on?

It doesn't say here anything.

He's not on one yet.

He's not on HMO?

How about Medicaid?

He doesn't have it. He's not a citizen.

Well, in that case you will need

to cover the cost of the surgery upfront.

- Well, how much is it?

- $28,000, not including the anaesthesia.

- I don't have that kind of money.

- Well, I'm sorry, sir.

As much as I'd like to help,

I can't do the surgery.

- What?

- You don't have insurance or any funds.

There's no way my hospital

can absorb that kind of risk.

How long do I have to raise the money?

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Ricky Blitt

Richard Michael "Ricky" Blitt is a Canadian screenwriter, film director, producer, and voice actor. Early in his career, Blitt was a writer on The Parent Hood, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Jon Stewart Show, On the Record with Bob Costas, Costas Now, and Brotherly Love. Beginning in 1999, he wrote a number of episodes of the animated television series Family Guy. In 2005, Blitt wrote the screenplay of The Ringer. In 2007, he created and was the producer of The Winner. Blitt also owns the production company "Candy Bar Productions". He voiced Steve Smith in the pilot episode for the animated show American Dad!, but was replaced by Scott Grimes in the actual series. In 2010, he created a TV series, Romantically Challenged, starring Alyssa Milano, which ran from April 19, 2010 to May 17, 2010 on ABC. more…

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