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The Ring

Year:
Duration:
115 min
Genres:
Horror | Mystery
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Awards:
12 wins & 6 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-10-18
Filming Locations: Malibou Lake, Agoura, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $48,000,000
Opening Weekend: $15,015,393 (USA) (20 October 2002)
Gross: $128,579,698 (USA) (2 February 2003)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
The Ring
Naomi Watts
Rachel
Martin Henderson
Noah
David Dorfman
Aidan
Brian Cox
Richard Morgan
Lindsay Frost
Ruth
Amber Tamblyn
Katie
Rachael Bella
Becca
Daveigh Chase
Samara
Shannon Cochran
Anna Morgan
Sandra Thigpen
Teacher
Richard Lineback
Innkeeper
Sasha Barrese
Girl Teen #1
Tess Hall
Girl Teen #2
Adam Brody
Male Teen #1
Alan Blumenfeld
Harvey
Pauley Perrette
Beth
Joe Chrest
Doctor
Ronald William Lawrence
Library Clerk
Stephanie Erb
Donna
Sara Rue
Babysitter
Lindsey Stoddart
Grad Student
Joe Sabatino
Orderly
Joanna Lin Black
Cashier
Maura McNamara
Girl on Ferry
David Povall
Girl's Father
Keith Campbell
Ship's Mate
Chuck Hicks
Ferry Worker
Michael Spound
Dave
Gary Carlos Cervantes
Painter (as Gary Cervantes)
Aixa Clemente
Nurse
Art Frankel
Cal
Billy Lloyd
Darby
Coleen Maloney
Mourner #1
Catherine Paolone
Mourner #2
Guy Richardson
Librarian
Maury Ginsberg
Video Store Clerk (DVD deleted scenes) (uncredited)
Maher McClung
Business Man (uncredited)
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Trivia
Chris Cooper's photograph can be seen at the end of the film in Noah's loft. It is on the newspaper that that is revealed when Noah moves his coffee cup.
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The 3 October 2001 draft of the screenplay credits Scott Frank as a writer.
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Brian Cox was the only actor considered to play Richard Morgan.
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Goofs
In one scene, there is a shot of a small clock ticking, but the hand is moving in a smooth motion. The make and model of the small clock does not tick, it is perfectly silent.
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When Richard Morgan dies by electrocution in the bath, at first it shows blood, and then when you return to him dying, there is no blood in the bath.
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When Noah is done watching the video, Rachel's phone rings with a rather long pause between rings. But when the phone rings for Aiden, there is a much shorter pause between rings.
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Quotes
Rachel Keller: Come on, we shouldn't be in her room.
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Samara Morgan: [Speaking of her father] He wants me to go away.
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Rachel Keller: I think before you die, you see the ring...
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Faq
Q
Does the movie show what Rachel did with Aidan's tape?
A
No. However, in a short clip of what looks like deleted scenes, the video is shown sitting on a shelf in a video rental store.
Q
Any recommendations for movies similar to "The Ring"?
A
People who have seen The Ring sometimes liken the movie to Poltergeist (1982) which also features ghosts haunting a family through their television set. The Sixth Sense (1999) features a young boy who sees ghosts, while in The Changeling (1980), the ghost is a young child. Also recommended are The Grudge movies -- The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), and The Grudge 3 (2009) -- three Japanese -American movies that also are concerned with a curse that keeps cycling through anyone who comes in contact with it. In The Ruins (2008), a group of tourists are held captive in the ruins of a Mayan temple that also houses man-eating vines. Likewise, in Stephen King's The Mist (2007), a group of people are forced to take cover in a supermarket when their town is invaded by a strange mist that brings with it some otherworldly, blood-thirsty creatures.
Q
What is "The Ring" about?
A
The Ring tells the story of a cursed videotape. Anyone who watches it will receive a phone call just seconds after the tape ends, with the caller on the other end saying, "Seven days." After Aidan Keller (David Dorfman) loses his cousin Katie (Amber Tamblyn) to the curse, his mother Rachel (Naomi Watts), an investigative reporter, tries to find the cause of Katie's death and the source of the tape.
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