Kingpin

  • 12
  • Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (1996)
  • US
  • 108 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

This typically vulgar tale from the Farrelly brothers lacks the soft centre that sweetened the taste of their biggest box-ffice hit There's Something about Mary. Their comedic Color of Money with bigger balls is populated by the most irredeemably unpleasant characters, yet we are expected to root for them. Humour-wise, this bowling comedy is a very mixed bag. Woody Harrelson's detachable rubber hand is overused to the point of annoyance, but there are some very funny moments involving Randy Quaid's Forrest Gump-like naivety. As you would expect, Bill Murray's flamboyant villain gains the most laughs.

Plot Summary

Sports comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid. When ex-championship tenpin bowler Roy Munson sees a promising Amish man in action at the local bowling alley, he takes him under his wing, thinking the naive man might be able to make him a lot of money. But Munson figures without the interference of his arch enemy and old opponent, Ernie McCracken.

Cast and crew

Cast

Roy Munson
Woody Harrelson
Ishmael Boorg
Randy Quaid
Claudia
Vanessa Angel
Ernie McCracken
Bill Murray
The gambler
Chris Elliott
Mr Boorg
William Jordan
Owner of Stiffy's
Richard Tyson
Landlady
Lin Shaye
Thomas
Zen Gesner
Mrs Boorg
Prudence Wright Holmes

Crew

Director
Peter Farrelly
Director
Bobby Farrelly

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Some violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy