You wouldn't want to meet these pinheads in an alley.

114 min     6.515     1996     USA


After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naive hit the circuit intent on settling an old score with Big Ern.


Wuchak wrote:
_**Farrelly brothers bowling comedy with Harrelson, Quade, Vanessa Angel and Murray**_ A former professional-class bowler (Woody Harrelson) discovers a childlike Amish prodigy in Pennsylvania (Randy Quade). While training him, they hook-up with the earstwhile girlfriend (Vanessa Angel) of a wealthy bowling enthusiast (Rob Moran) and head to a Tournament in Reno, Nevada, where they reaquaint with a conman and competitor (Bill Murray). "Kingpin" (1996) is a Farrelly brothers comedy marred by their usual distasteful elements, e.g. bathroom & sex humor. If you can get past that or roll with it, this is a decent story of redemption with some laughs augmented by the road-movie plot. The film runs 1 hour, 54 minutes, and was shot in Pennsylvania (Mars, Rochester & Pittsburgh), Nevada (Reno) and New York (Webster). GRADE: B-