The Ringer

The Ringer was released into theaters on December 23rd, 2005. Filming locations include Austin, Tx. It was directed by Barry W. Blaustein. It stars Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame. It also stars the legendary Brian Cox. Some of Cox's films include The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Manhunter, The Ring, Trick 'r Treat and Troy. The score was composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. The films first DVD release was on May 16th, 2006.

Double date - 600 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, Tx. 78704

At the time of filming, it was a Joe's Crab Shack. It remained a Joe's Crab Shack until 2020. At the time of my visit, it was a Bishop Cidercade. The patio area is mostly unchanged, other than the railing and the river walk that was built adjacent to it. Downtown Austin, which has grown considerably in size over the years, is visible in the background.


Costco - 10401 Research Blvd. Austin, Tx. 78759

The Costco was built sometime between 1995 and 2002. A 24 Hour Fitness can be seen in the background of the second screenshot.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.

Movie theater - 713 Congress Ave. Austin, Tx. 78701
(Paramount Theatre)

It was designed by architect John Eberson and opened on October 11th, 1915. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23rd, 1976.



  1. Big fan of this movie, thank you for sharing!
    "When the f*** did we get ice cream?!?"

    1. One of the best scenes of the movie, no question! Johnny Knoxville's reaction when he said that was priceless.