Kingpin Movie Review 1996

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Bowling epic serves up social satire while showcasing some of the worst hair ever seen at the cinema. Roy Munson (a very bald Harrelson, reasonably subdued in relation to rest of cast) is a former bowling champ who, thanks to his sleazy ways, lost a hand and is reduced to selling bowling equipment while wearing a crude rubber prosthetic (on his hand). That is until he meets innocent Amish phenom Ishmael (Quaid), resplendent in a dutch boy wig, whom he persuades to hit the road to a big money tournament in Reno, where Roy can confront an old nemesis (Murray) and compare shampoos, while Ish attempts to win enough money to save the family farm. Claudia (Angel) is around as the highly decorative love interest of Roy. Co-written by "Dumb & Dumber" writers the brothers Farrelly. Look for Amish sensations Blues Traveler at the credit roll.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sports Comedies, Bowling, Buddies, Viva Las Vegas!, Road Trip, Technicolor Yawn, Physical Problems
Bobby Farrelly, Mort Nathan
Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray, Chris Elliott, Mike Cerrone, William Jordan, Richard Tyson, Lin Shaye, Zen Gesner, Prudence Wright Holmes, Rob Moran
Mark Irwin
Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Freedy Johnston
Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, Bradley Thomas, Keith Samples, Rysher Entertainment, Motion Picture Corporation of America, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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