Kingpin

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Overview

In the '70s, Roy Munsen Woody Harrelson was a bowling phenomenon. He was none too sharp about picking friends, though, and the champion he had to beat, "Big Ern," takes him under his supposedly friendly wing. Big Ern Bill Murray shows him the high-living lifestyle, and induces him to go on the road with him, hustling small-town bowlers. A couple of the men he bilks take exception to the scam, and show their displeasure with Roy by mangling his hand. Twenty years later, Roy who now has a hook in place of his hand,...
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Overview

In the '70s, Roy Munsen Woody Harrelson was a bowling phenomenon. He was none too sharp about picking friends, though, and the champion he had to beat, "Big Ern," takes him under his supposedly friendly wing. Big Ern Bill Murray shows him the high-living lifestyle, and induces him to go on the road with him, hustling small-town bowlers. A couple of the men he bilks take exception to the scam, and show their displeasure with Roy by mangling his hand. Twenty years later, Roy who now has a hook in place of his hand, earns his living as a salesman. On a visit to a bowling alley, he cannot help but notice the incredible talents of an Amish boy, Ishmael Randy Quaid. Bowling is not part of the Amish lifestyle, but Ishmael occasionally sneaks into the bowling alley and plays a frame or two. Roy takes Ishmael under his wing, and together they begin a quest for bowling success. This comedy is directed by Peter and Robert Farrelly, who also directed Dumb and Dumber. Like those comedies, it contains a lot of gross-out jokes and bathroom humor.
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Special Features

Includes 2 versions of the movie: theatrical and R-rated; Commentary by directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly; ; Plus new bonus featurette: ; Kingpins: extra frames with the Farrelly Brothers
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The Farrelly brothers' sophomore effort doesn't have the repeat watchability of their hilarious debut, Dumb and Dumber, but it returns enough of the winning elements -- including a road trip and a panoply of outlandish characters -- to follow up that strike with a solid spare. Using his same comb-over hairdo from that year's The People Vs. Larry Flynt, but swapping his wheelchair for a prosthetic hook, Woody Harrelson is at his most wide-eyed and gleeful, while Randy Quaid finally finds a narrative equal for the hick innocence that goes wasted in the Vacation movies. But the funniest turn is from Bill Murray as the amoral bowling champ, a slyly scene-stealing characterization if there ever was one. Kingpin was a key step in Murray's growing awareness that he is better suited to supporting roles in smartly subversive movies (Rushmore, Ed Wood) than lead roles in stupidly formulaic ones (The Man Who Knew Too Little). Although there is plenty of loopiness throughout this film, it reaches its ecstatic peaks during the bowling sequences, which highlight the sport's rabid cult following and turn trash talking into a sleazeball art form. Sandwiched between Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary in its directors' careers, the less distinctive Kingpin can't help but suffer in stature by comparison. But some fans consider it the superior effort in the Farrellys' unique brand of dumb brilliance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
  • UPC: 032429149213
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 3:50:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 18,549

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Harrelson Roy Munson
Randy Quaid Ishmael
Vanessa Angel Claudia
Bill Murray Ernie McCracken
Chris Elliott The Gambler
William Jordan Mr. Boorg
Richard Tyson Owner Of Stiffy's
Lin Shaye Landlady
Zen Gesner Thomas
Purdence Wright Holmes Mrs. Boorg
Rob Moran Stanley Osmanski
Daniel Greene Calvert Munson
Jim Ahern Sport
Stephen Alison
Clint Allen Store Clerk
Billy Andrade 1979 Bowling Buddy
Sayed Badreya Fatima
Lorri Bagley Beautiful Dancer
Jimmy Badstibner
Rick Barker Beaver Bowl Hustler
Willie Beauchene Bunion Boy
George Bedard Barfly
Sidney Bartholomew Jr. Tavern Drunk
Chris Berman Himself
Blues Traveler Amish Band
Parker Bohn III Pro Bowler
Hank Brandt Bowling Priest
Jim Blake Amish Saw Guy
Andre Rosey Brown Skidmark's Friend
Aggie Byers Tournament Sign-Up Lady
Jessica Byers Big Ern's Valet
Julie Byers Big Ern's Valet
Rolf Brekke
Helen Manfull Grandma Boorg
Robby Thibeau Lucas Boorg
Michael K. Budge
Linda Carola 1979 Waitress
Susan A. Burig
Mark Charpentier 1979 Bowling Buddy
Taryn Chilivis Cute Mother
Dave Byers
George Christy Stiffy's Announcer
John Cioffoletti Philips Head Bowler
Kevin Civale Pro Bowler
Tom Byers
Roger Clemens Skidmark
Gary Carano
Louis Charles Consolo Stiffy's Goon
Glenn Carano
Michael Corrente Scranton Wino
Paul DeWolf 1979 Bowling Buddy
Mike Cavallo Beaver Bowl Hustler
Jon Dennis Himself
Mike Cerrone Beaver Bowl Hustler
The Artist Formerly Known As Docky Uncle Willy
Kathy Farrelly Bowling Biker Babe
Mariann Farrelly Tournament Sign-Up Lady
Nancy Farrelly Nouchi's Gal
Brad Faxon 1979 Bowling Buddy
Herbie Flynn Scranton Wino
Jackie Flynn Dog Boy
Clem "Mandingo" Franek Bowling Steelworker
Brandon Cook
Nancy Frey-Jarecki Sarah Boorg
Willie Garson Purse Snatcher
Ron Cowan
Scott Gasbarro Amish Dancing Dude
Jimmy D'Andrea
Steven R. Gehrke Bowling Steelworker
Cynthia Farrelly Gesner Silver Legacy Maid
Sean Gildea McKnight Bowl Bartender
Andrew Greenbury Amish Kid
Nicholas Greenbury Amish Kid
Googy Gress Lancaster Bowl Manager
Kenny Griswold Barfly
Patrick Healy Urinal Boy
Ryan Heggs Baby in Carriage
William Heggs Baby in Carriage
Sarah Hughes Cocktail Waitress
Elizabeth Jordan Silver Legacy Maid
John Jordan Skidmark's Friend
Don Julio Pro Bowler
Robin Gau
Melinda Kocsis Unified Fund Mom
Joe "Smokey" Krawlicky Pennsylvania Hall O' Fame Bowler
Andy Taylor Custodian
Cecile Krevoy Sexy Senior Bowler
Denverly Grant
Preston Thomas Tournament Liaison
Sid Greenbud Tavern Drunk
Mary Stohn Sexy Senior Bowler
Ray McCort Pilot
Michele Matheson Rebecca
Kim Morgan Greene
Mark "Chief" Wasler Make-Out King
Paula Gregg
Brian Stube Amish Saw Guy
John Stroehman Stiffy's Goon
Mark Miosky Skidmark's Friend
Christine Hampton
Brian Voss Pro Bowler
Mike Healey
Gretchen Treser Make-Out Queen
Libby Langdon Skidmark's Squirrel
David Shackelford Red Neck Stutterer
Steven Stabler TV Cameraman
J.J. Hill
Will Rothhaar Young Roy
Jane Hill
Joanne Wolfe Silver Legacy Waitress
Justin Hromek Pro Bowler
Randy Pederson Pro Bowler
Jonathan Richman Tavern Band
Mina Javid
Chris Schenkel Himself
Rose Smith-Lotenero Amish Babe
Kevin O'Brien Pizza Guy
John-Eliot Jordan
Bob Weeks Waiter
Kelsey Jordan
Rachel Wagner Unified Fund Mom
Tommy Jordan
Urge Overkill National Anthem Band
Brian Mone Psycho
Alfons Kettner
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Bowling Farmer
Morganna Herself
Joshua Nelson Unified Fund Kid
Jane Pratt TV Interviewer
David Lane Langford
Tommy Larkins Tavern Band
Tom Leasca Beaver Bowl Hustler
Wallace Lester Tavern Drunk
Joe Lewis Barfly
Pucky Lippincott Amish Bellringer
Mike Listorti
Liza Tavern Drunk
Stacy Lundin Bowling Biker Babe
Thomas Lupo Beaver Bowl Hustler
Jill Lytle Odour Eater Babe
Joe David Marcus Sexy Senior Bowler
Hillary Matthews Mother With Carriage
Gordie Merrick Bowling Steelworker
Chris Meyers
Michelle Meyers
Beth Mone
Terry Mullany Amish Saw Guy
Danny Murphy Beaver Valley Bowl Manager
John Neary Mission Priest
Brad Norton MIA Guy
Ron Palumbi Jr. Pro Bowler
Danielle Parsons Silver Legacy Waitress
Mark Pauperas Tavern Drunk
Paul Pelletier Beaver Bowl Hustler
John Popper Bowling Tournament Announcer
Steve E. Ranger
Mark Roth Pro Bowler
Joyce Rover
Herman Santiesteban
Victoria Scott Unified Fund Mom
Jimmy Shay Invisible Hustler
Monica Shay 1979 Dinner Floozy
Chris Spain Amish Saw Guy
Alex Stohn Bowling Farmer
Lisa Stothard Unified Fund Mom
Kipp Stroden Tavern Drunk
David Sullivan
Warren Tashjian Courtesy Call Guy
Jeffrey Thomas Tournament Liaison
Steve Tyler Gas Station Attendant
Danielle Valenciano
Adam I. Wallace
Scott Williams
Jodi-Ann Wimer
Shannon Wimer
John Woodin Bowling Steelworker
Jay W. Yowler
Bob Zampano
Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director
Peter Farrelly Director
Sidney Bartholomew Jr. Production Designer
John Bertolli Co-producer
Jim Burke Co-producer
Barry Fanaro Screenwriter
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Bradford Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Freedy Johnston Score Composer, Songwriter
Brad Krevoy Producer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Mort Nathan Screenwriter
Dan Parada Casting
James B. Rogers Asst. Director
Keith Samples Executive Producer
Steven Stabler Producer
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Sound/Sound Designer
Bradley Thomas Producer
Jay Vetter Art Director
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Bowling Movie Ever

    Incredibly funny movie. Plus the ultra-hot Vanessa Angel. Great performances from Woody, Randy, and Bill. Some of the gags are pretty gross, but still funny.

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