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Kingpin

Kingpin

Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (1996)

108min
12 Certificate
Sunday 12:05am - 2:10am Channel 4
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A former 10-pin bowling champion prodigy turns conman and hits the bottle when an accident leads to the loss of his hand. To revive his flagging fortunes, he goes all out to persuade a gifted Amish man to take up the sport professionally so he can cash in on his prize-winnings. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Peter Farrelly
Director Bobby Farrelly
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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