Kingpin is one of four great comedies coming to us from Farrelly brothers. The other three are Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and finally Me, Myself & Irene. Going the extra mile, they created this zany sub-genre that swept through the nineties with ease. Violently funny and brutal, Kingpin is the type of comedy that studios are trying to revive. This time one of the main characters had his hand chopped off and the twist is: he was perspective, professional bowler. This from-bad-to-worse vibe serves as a counter-weight to the purity of the Amish guy. Add a couple of jokes, some slapstick and a decent story and you got yourself one hell of movie. It’s amazing how many subjects are present in this movie, everything from sports, disabilities, moneyKingpin [1996] Movie Review Recommendation Poster issues, religious issues and the list just goes on and on…

Roy Munson  is a one-handed washed-up professional bowler with no money and a shitty life. When he discovers an Amish guy who is really talented for bowling he decides to exploit him and make a lot of cash. Good plain old comedy, all the usuals are here, drinking, jokes about the plastic hand, and fucking Bill Murray to sweeten the deal. By the way, Bill just read the script and then ad-libbed every fucking line, it’s almost unreal how funny he is. So expect classical cultural shock jokes, and some funny events. Really relaxing movie that puts you in that special mood, where you would laugh at some jokes even though you really think they are dumb. So enjoy this flick and let Mr. Munson take you for a trip in a twisted bowling world.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray, Richard Tyson, Zen Gesner

Fun Facts: Urge Overkill are the band that sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Reno tournament.


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