Kingpin [DVD] [1996]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 31)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Kingpin
In the '70s, Roy Munsen (Woody Harrelson) was a bowling phenomenon. He was none too sharp about picking friends, though, and the champion he had to beat, "Big Ern," takes him under his supposedly friendly wing. Big Ern (Bill Murray) shows him the high-living lifestyle, and induces him to go on the road with him, hustling small-town bowlers. A couple of the men he bilks take exception to the scam, and show their displeasure with Roy by mangling his hand. Twenty years later, Roy (who now has a hook in place of his hand), earns his living as a salesman. On a visit to a bowling alley, he cannot help but notice the incredible talents of an Amish boy, Ishmael (Randy Quaid). Bowling is not part of the Amish lifestyle, but Ishmael occasionally sneaks into the bowling alley and plays a frame or two. Roy takes Ishmael under his wing, and together they begin a quest for bowling success. This comedy is directed by Peter and Robert Farrelly, who also directed Dumb and Dumber. Like those comedies, it contains a lot of gross-out jokes and bathroom humor. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Roy Munson
  • Randy Quaid
    Randy Quaid - Ishmael
  • Vanessa Angel
    Vanessa Angel - Claudia
  • Bill Murray
    Bill Murray - Ernie McCracken
  • Chris Elliott
    Chris Elliott - The Gambler



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kingpin, one of the best comedies of the 90's

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    Whiteymcgee
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    Kingpin is without a doubt one of the best comedies to come out of the 90's. Woody, Billy Murray and Quaid are at the top of their comedy game. Anyone who watches Murray during the final round of the bowling championship and not bust out laughing must not have a pulse. The blu-ray picture quality is a nice upgrade from the DVD as is the DTS MA sound. There is a 20 minute retrospective with the Farrely brothers that is worth watching as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Farrelly Brothers classic.

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    JDTV
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    So excited to have this on blu ray finally. As good or better to me than the more popular Farrelly Brothers movies like Dumb & Dumber or There's Something About Mary. And when people mention Bill Murray movies they usually go for Caddyshack and Groundhog Day but this and Rushmore are where he made me a fan. He could have gotten an Oscar for best supporting actor for this as far as I'm concerned. Can't wait to see the epic comb over in HD quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious movie

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    mad10jen
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    It looks like a silly movie, but it actually is a really good story. You will be laughing throught the entire movie. An ex-professional bowler picks up an Omish man to take him to Vegas to bowl in the big tournament need I say movie. It has lots of laughs that will have you wanting to watch it over and over again. Randy Quaid is awesome in this movie. It is worth the purchase it is one of the best comedies of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy again carries the hard to find things

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    Brewski
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    This movie had been out of print on DVD until last fall when it came out on BluRay, couldnt find it anywhere until by chance I checked my local Best Buy and lo and behold there it was. Best Buy comes through it he clutch. By the way, I was an extra in this movie and can be seen in the opening credits during Disco Inferno.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vulgar Humor Gold!

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    Jayson
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    Kingpin is a 1996 American sports comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. Bill Murray was hilarious as a villainous bowler and made the movie worthwhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the funniest movies ever

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    RTL03
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    This movie has always made me laugh. The situations the characters find themselves in and the witty dialog make this movie, for me anyway, a must have in my comedy collection. Video and audio are great. Good transfer to Blu Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kingpin

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    TimmyG84
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    A loser ex-bowler mentors a promising lad to bowling prominence. Kingpin is a cult classic that still delivers and Bill Murray's hair is still remarkably awful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious, good blu-ray

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    callahan09
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    The movie is hysterical (some people might find it stupid, but it makes me laugh out loud every time!) and the blu-ray gets it right with some great special features. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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