Harrelson stars as a former bowling champion who, thanks to double-crossing bowling huckster Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), finds himself reduced to a sleazy, small-time hustler. When he discovers a new protege (Randy Quaid) among the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the former champ thinks he has found his ticket back to the fast lane. A riotously funny road trip ensues as this hysterically mismatched duo sets out to con their way to a bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada.
18 years after it was released in theaters, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's Kingpin will finally be released on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Media Distribution on October 14. Before you pick up this 1996 comedy classic tomorrow, we have an exclusive preview from the bonus features with directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly discussing how they landed Woody Harrelson to play Roy Munson.
The story follows downtrodden Roy, a former professional bowler whose promising career was cut short, who tries to groom an unorthodox Amish prodigy (Randy Quaid) to make it back to the pro tour. Along with the extended R-rated cut of the movie, the Blu-ray special features include "Kingpins: Extra Frames With the Farrelly Brothers," where directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly reminisce about making the film, working with the stars and how it became a success on home video after its theatrical debut.Read More
Directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly's outrageously funny cult classic Kingpin makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on October 14, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray, the film follows a star bowler whose career was prematurely cut off as he seeks to groom a new prodigy and return to the big leagues.
The Kingpin Blu-ray includes the theatrical version of the film, plus an extended, R-rated cut with commentary by Bobby and Peter Farrelly*, and a brand new piece entitled "Kingpins: Extra Frames With The Farrelly Brothers" featuring new interviews with the directors as they revisit making the film, working with the stars, its theatrical debut and ultimate success on home video.Read More