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Kingpin

Year:
Duration:
113 min | USA:117 min (R-rated version)
Genres:
Comedy | Sport
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Bobby Farrelly
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-07-26
Filming Locations: Interstate 80, Reno, Nevada, USA
Earnings
Budget: $27,000,000
Opening Weekend: $5,582,000 (USA) (28 July 1996)
Gross: $24,944,213 (USA) (13 October 1996)
Cast
Actor
Character
Woody Harrelson
Roy Munson
Randy Quaid
Ishmael
Vanessa Angel
Claudia
Bill Murray
Ernie McCracken
Chris Elliott
The Gambler
William Jordan
Mr. Boorg
Richard Tyson
Owner Of Stiffy's
Lin Shaye
Landlady
Zen Gesner
Thomas
Prudence Wright Holmes
Mrs. Boorg
Rob Moran
Stanley Osmanski
Daniel Greene
Calvert Munson
Will Rothhaar
Young Roy
Mark Charpentier
1979 Bowling Buddy
Brad Faxon
1979 Bowling Buddy
Billy Andrade
1979 Bowling Buddy
Paul DeWolf
1979 Bowling Buddy
Jill Lytle
Odor Eater Babe
Bill Beauchene
Bunion Boy
Sayed Badreya
Fatima
Linda Carola
1979 Waitress
Monica Shay
1979 Diner Floozy
Danny Murphy
Beaver Valley Bowl Manager
David Shackelford
Red Neck Stutterer
Mike Cerrone
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Mike Cavallo
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Rick Barker
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Paul Pelletier
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Tom Leasca
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Tom Lupo
Beaver Bowl Hustler
Jimmy Shay
Invisible Hustler
Hank Brandt
Bowling Priest
Michael Corrente
Scranton Wino
Herbie Flynn
Scranton Wino
Suzan Hughes
Cocktail Waitress
Googy Gress
Lancaster Bowl Manager
Joe 'Smokey' Krawlicky
Pennsylvania Hall O' Fame Bowler
Ryan Heggs
Baby In Carriage
William Heggs
Baby In Carriage
Willie Garson
Purse Snatcher
Nancy Frey-Jarecki
Sarah Boorg
Robby Thibeau
Lucas Boorg
Helen Manfull
Grandma Boorg
Terry Mullany
Amish Saw Guy
Brian Stube
Amish Saw Guy
Jim Blake
Amish Saw Guy
Chris Spain
Amish Saw Guy
Rose Smith-Lotenero
Amish Babe
Michele Matheson
Rebecca
Nicholas Greenbury
Amish Kid
Andrew Greenbury
Amish Kid
Pucky Lippincott
Amish Bellringer
Mark 'Chief' Wasler
Make-Out King
Gretchen Treser
Make-Out Queen
Patrick Healy
Urinal Boy
Sean Gildea
McKnight Bowl Bartender
Jackie Flynn
Dog Boy
Jonathan Richman
Tavern Band
Tommy Larkins
Tavern Band
Bob Weeks
Waiter
Roger Clemens
Skidmark
Libby Langdon
Skidmark's Squirrel
Liza Oxnard
Tavern Drunk (as Liza)
Wallace Lester
Tavern Drunk
Mark Pauperas
Tavern Drunk
Sid Greenbud
Tavern Drunk
Kipp Stroden
Tavern Drunk
Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.
Tavern Drunk (as Sidney J. Bartholomew Jr.)
Andre Rosey Brown
Skidmark's Friend
John-Eliot Jordan
Skidmark's Friend
Mark Miosky
Skidmark's Friend
John Woodin
Bowling Steelworker
Gordie Merrick
Bowling Steelworker
Steve Gehrke
Bowling Steelworker (as Steven R. Gehrke)
Clem Franek
Bowling Steelworker (as Clem 'Mandingo' Franek)
Kathy Farrelly
Bowling Biker Babe
Stacy Lundin
Bowling Biker Babe
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein
Bowling Farmer
Alex Stohn
Bowling Farmer
Lorri Bagley
Beautiful Dancer (as Lori Bagley)
Jo Marcus
Sexy Senior Bowler
Cecile Krevoy
Sexy Senior Bowler
Mary Stohn
Sexy Senior Bowler
Steve Tyler
Gas Station Attendant
John Stroehman
Stiffy's Goon
Louis Charles Consolo
Stiffy's Goon
Docky
Uncle Willy
Elizabeth Jordan
Silver Legacy Maid
Cynthia Farrelly Gesner
Silver Legacy Maid
Joanne Wolfe
Silver Legacy Waitress
Danielle Parsons
Silver Legacy Waitress
Jane Pratt
T.V. Interviewer
Steven Stabler
T.V. Cameraman
Brian Mone
Psycho Guy
Taryn Chilivis
Cute Mother
Lisa Stothard
Unified Fund Mom
Melinda Farrelly
Unified Fund Mom
Rachel Wagner
Unified Fund Mom
Victoria Scott
Unified Fund Mom
Joshua Nelson
Unified Fund Kid
Kevin O'Brien
Pizza Guy
Nancy Farrelly
Nouchi's Gal
Warren Tashjian
Courtesy Call Guy
Mariann Farrelly
Tournament Sign-Up Lady
Aggie Byers
Tournament Sign-Up Lady
John Popper
Bowling Tournament Announcer
Don Julio
Pro Bowler
Kevin Civale
Pro Bowler
Brian Voss
Pro Bowler
Mark Roth
Pro Bowler
Justin Hromek
Pro Bowler
Ron Palumbi Jr.
Pro Bowler
Parker Bohn III
Pro Bowler
Randy Pedersen
Pro Bowler
John Cioffoletti
Philips Head Bowler
John Dennis
Himself
Chris Schenkel
Himself
Chris Berman
Himself
Clint Allen
Store Clerk
Urge Overkill
National Anthem Band
Jessica Byers
Big Ern's Valet
Julie Byers
Big Ern's Valet
Preston Thomas
Tournament Liaison
Jeff Thomas
Tournament Liaison
Morganna
Herself
James 'Sporty' Ahern
Sport
John Neary
Mission Priest
Kenny Griswold
Barfly
George Bedard
Barfly
Joe Lewis
Barfly
George Christy
Stiffy's Announcer
Brad Norton
MIA Guy
Andy Taylor
Custodian
Scott Gasbarro
Amish Dancing Dude
Blues Traveler
Amish Band
Denverly Grant
Extra
Susan A. Burig
Extra
Michelle Meyers
Extra
Kimberly Greene
Extra
Paula Gregg
Extra
Alfons Kettner
Extra
Michael Budge
Extra (as Michael K. Budge)
John Jordan Jr.
(as Johnny Jordan)
Tommy Jordan
Kelsey Jordan
Special Appearance By
Shannon Wimer
Special Appearance By
Joni-Ann Wimer
Special Appearance By
Mina Javid
Special Appearance By
Adam I. Wallace
Special Appearance By
Mike Healy
Special Appearance By
Jay W. Yowler
Special Appearance By
David Lane Langford
Special Appearance By
Danielle Valenciano
Special Appearance By
Rolf Sigurd Brekke
Special Appearance By (as Rolf Brekke)
Beth Mone
Special Appearance By
Michael Listorti
Extra (as Mike Listorti)
Robin Gau
Special Appearance By
David Sullivan
Special Appearance By
Jane Hill
Special Appearance By
Jimmy D'Andrea
Special Appearance By
Jimmy Badstibner
Special Appearance By
Dave Byers
Special Appearance By
Chris Meyers
Special Appearance By
Joyce Rover
Special Appearance By
J.J. Hill
Special Appearance By
Stephen Allison
Special Appearance By
Branden Cook
Special Appearance By (as Brandon Cook)
Bob Zampano
Special Appearance By
Tom Byers
Special Appearance By
Herman Santiesteban
Special Appearance By
Ronald Wm. Cowan
Special Appearance By (as Ron Cowan)
Christine Hampton
Special Appearance By
Scott Williams
Special Appearance By
Gary Carano
Special Appearance By
Glenn Carano
Special Appearance By
Steve Ranger
Special Appearance By (as Steve E. Ranger)
Tony Amen
Bar Patron
David Barckhoff
Bowler
Joseph Del Giodice
Amish Farmer
Barret Hackney
Amish Boy
Joby Harris
Amish Boy
Chan Kinchla
Amish Musician During Credits
Frederick E. Kowalo
Bowling Alley Patron
Kristen Kress Parness
Backround (uncredited)
Herb Santos Jr.
Stadium Worker
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Trivia
In the Cheers episode Cheers: From Beer to Eternity (1985) Woody Boyd, played by Woody Harrelson, reveals that he is an ex-bowling ace who retired due to crippling a man in a bowling accident. In this film his character is forced into retirement due to a bowling injury at the hands of Ernie McCracken.
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In the final tournament the announcer says there is a Cinderella story shaping up here. Possibly referring to one of Bill Murrays famous lines in Caddyshack.
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In the original trailer, Roy chops Buttercups legs off at the knee, explaining why its so much shorter.
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Goofs
As Ishmael throws his first strike for Roy, Roy puts his left hand in his coat pocket. In the next shot, Roy's hand is out of his pocket.
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During the Reno tournament, there are several instances where you can see the scoreboard above the lanes. Each time, the scoreboard has multiple names under each of the lane headings despite the fact that only one bowler is on each lane.
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When the strip club owner is about to beat Ishmael with a bat, the cigar in his mouth disappears. And in the same scene Ishmael's hat falls to the ground when he's pushed up against the wall but a few seconds it re-appears on his shoulder.
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Quotes
Roy: Hey, I hope you don't mind, I got up a little early, so I took the liberty of milking your cow for you. Yeah, it took a little while to get her warmed up, she sure is a stubborn one. Then, POW, all at once.
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Ishmael: Ten frames?
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Ishmael: Okay, you want to bowl for some big money, eh? But I'll lose my entire bonus check because I'm so *bombed*.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Cut?
A
Only in the States, an Extended Cut was released on DVD, that features nearly four minutes of new footage not shown in the Theatrical Version. Due to this new scenes, the DVD was rated R whereas the Theatrical Version has a PG-13 rating. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Hillary Matthews