Roy Munson (Woody Harrelson) was raised to be the best bowler in the world (trained early on by his father). But a fellow bowler, Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray) and a misunderstanding with some rough punks, leaves poor Roy with the loss of his bowling hand! Not to let this get him down, he gets a prosthetic hand and becomes a traveling sales man. But it’s really all down hill for him from that night on until … One day he meets Ishmael (Randy Quaid) who’s a Quaker that sneaks away from the farm to bowl (his fellow Quakers would disown him if they knew)! Roy convinces Ishmael to let him be his trainer and he’ll make him the best bowler the world has ever seen. Reluctantly Ismael agrees to go on the road and shortly afterwards actually finds that life outside the farm is quite fun. Soon their paths cross that of Ernie McCracken who is still top ranking bowler. While Roy’s career and life have landed in the toilet bowl, Ernie is still drawing huge crowds and all the babes! They both square off for the untimate bowling championship … to see which one truly IS the champion. To find that out you’ll have to see this funny and original movie. Bill Murray is at his best, since Caddyshack. Randy Quaid makes some daring choices that really work and Woody Harrelson brings us the comdey style from “Cheers” that made him a household name!


Title: Kingpin

Release Date: 1996

Genres: Comedy, Sport


  • Farrelly, Bobby
  • Farrelly, Peter


  • Harrelson, Woody as Roy Munson
  • Quaid, Randy as Ishmael Boorg
  • Angel, Vanessa as Claudia
  • Murray, Bill as Ernie McCracken
  • Elliott, Chris as The Gambler
  • Jordan, William as Mr. Boorg
  • Tyson, Richard as Owner of Stiffy”s
  • Shaye, Lin as Roy”s Landlady
  • Gesner, Zen as Thomas Boorg
  • Wright Holmes, Prudence as Mrs. Boorg
  • Moran, Rob as Stanley Osmanski
  • Greene, Daniel as Calvert Munson
  • Rothhaar, Will as Young Roy
  • Charpentier, Mark as 1979 Bowling Buddy
  • Faxon, Brad as 1979 Bowling Buddy

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