Kingpin is a 1996 comedy from the Farrelly brothers, which stars Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. Kingpin is a raunchy comedy about a once successful professional bowler who loses it all, but 17 years later, he tries to regain his past glory with a protege.
Why it’s A Good Option for Bill Murray Fans: In the DVD commentary for Kingpin, the Farrelly brothers mentioned how Murray read their script and then improvised many of his lines. Bill Murray’s character Big Ern is brass, vulgar, and a jerk, but he’s such an entertaining character to root against. Woody Harrelson and Murray have great onscreen chemistry, so it’s interesting watching him be the antagonist to Harrelson’s protagonist in Kingpin.
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