Kingpin (1996)

 Like always, we are R-rated for our wagging tongues.

Scoring At The Movies hits the airwaves for the 10th time and the boys have a complicated one this week. Well, complicated considering the dopey subject matter. The bad-haired dudes (Woody, Quaid, Mister Murray) are tremendous, but we’re split on the work of the good-haired Angel. Also, the Farrellys directed a funny flick, but does it suffer in comparison to their more legendary laughfests Dumb And Dumber and There’s Something About Mary? Ryan also unleashes some moral outrage about people who get outsmarted by hustlers, Roy Munson’s ability to bowl with a rubber hand and more. Mister Literal over here. So marvel at the sight of so many great athletes as we chew the fat about a bowling pseudo-classic.

For The Record: Me, Myself & Irene wasn’t really a failure. It made $90 mill in 2000, which is $153 mill when you adjust for inflation. That’s not bad at all.


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1996 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s top 100 Lists

Links to: Witness and The Color Of Money and White Men Can’t Jump and Independence Day and Talladega Nights and Kidding

YouTube links: Disco Inferno, baby and whiners overreact to being hustled and Roy and his lovely landlord and Roy meets Ish and “we don’t have a cow” and the freezer scene and Big Ern wins the tourney

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Major League

November 1st on Scoring At The Movies: Rounders