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Kingpin

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1996
  • Peter Farrelly
  • 108 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Roy MunsonWoody Harrelson
Ishmael BoorgRandy Quaid
ClaudiaVanessa Angel
Ernie McCrackenBill Murray
The gamblerChris Elliott
Mr BoorgWilliam Jordan
Owner of Stiffy'sRichard Tyson
LandladyLin Shaye
ThomasZen Gesner
Mrs BoorgPrudence Wright Holmes

Crew

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DirectorPeter Farrelly
DirectorBobby Farrelly

Details

Released on
1996-07-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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