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GamerZ (2005)

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A love triangle with a twist of fantasy! The hero is Ralph, a young nerd from a bad neighborhood who's on his way to university for the first time. Ralph is completely downtrodden in life, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ross Finbow Ross Finbow ... Ralph
Danielle Stewart Danielle Stewart ... Marlyn
James Young James Young ... Lennie
Johnny Austin Johnny Austin ... Davy
Ross Sutherland Ross Sutherland ... Hank
Edward Tudor-Pole ... Dr. Denham
Lynne McCallum Lynne McCallum ... Shona
Alan Tall Alan Tall ... Security Guard
Jamie Honeybourne Jamie Honeybourne ... Gavin
Stacey Sampson Stacey Sampson ... Julie
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ... Nan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnold Brown Arnold Brown ... Z'rennk
John Conboy John Conboy ... Professor 3
Gary Cullen Gary Cullen ... Hemp Society (III)
Bruce Finlay Bruce Finlay ... Professor
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A love triangle with a twist of fantasy! The hero is Ralph, a young nerd from a bad neighborhood who's on his way to university for the first time. Ralph is completely downtrodden in life, but he escapes from a cruel reality that he can't control by creating insanely detailed fantasy game worlds (as in fantasy games such as "Dungeons and Dragons" or "Tunnels and Trolls"), in which he is firmly in charge, as "Game Keeper". When Ralph arrives at university he immediately takes over the fantasy role-playing society from the resident Game Keeper in a ruthless coup. His new players include neurotic risk management student Davy, metal-head theology student Hank and - most importantly - the beautiful Marlyn, a crazy Goth chick who believes she is an elf. She's the ultimate object of geek lust, and Ralph falls for her hard. But there's a fly in the ointment: Ralph's old enemy from the hood, minor dope dealer Lennie who has undergone a near-religious conversion to all things fantastical having... Written by Pure Magic Films

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It's pure magic, by the way...

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

GamerZ: One Game to Rule Them All See more »

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Budget:

GBP300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,460
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Throughout the movie, the beer of choice is Fortitude, complete with the emblem of a double-sided battle axe. A clear nod to real-life roleplaying games (Fortitude being a key part of characters in mainstream rpg's, and the battle axe as a popular weapon with warriors). See more »

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Lennie: I never leave home without my vibrator.
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Erotic candles? Belch-speak? Oh my...
20 September 2005 | by slazeySee all my reviews

GamerZ is the sort of movie that could only come from a country like Scotland, and only from a city like Glasgow. The movie is, simply put, one of the freshest comedies to emerge from this isle for as long as I can remember. From the innovative 'shadowplay' to bizarre, wonderful characterisation, the movie manages to carry off a wonderful sense of involvement on what must be a meagre budget.

On first glance, the movie may seem to be pushing at the 'weirdness' card a bit too much. A cynic may look to point at the possibility of caricature in some of the characters, or even the plot itself, which almost seems orchestrated to produce as much overly bizarre humour as possible. But that's kind of missing the point. GamerZ is not some Loachian social melodrama, nor is it a Coen Brothers-style exercise in complex, surreal comedy. GamerZ carves its own niche, thanks to an involving script and the deftly-handled direction. Whilst it's not complex in the sense of deep philosophical themes, or complex social issues, it finds its own distinctive, immersing style- and gleefully runs with it until you can't help but fall in love.

Maybe i'm biased. I live in Glasgow and attend the University where GamerZ is set- heck, i'm even a member of a similar society. Even so, I would urge everyone to see GamerZ- despite the setting being very specific, the inventiveness and hilariousness of the film ensures that even those who've never seen six-sided dice (or couldn't pick out Scotland on a world map) are nigh-on guaranteed to be choking on their popcorn and quoting chunks of dialogue for days afterwards.

'Pure Magic' has never been such an appropriate tag-line.


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