The Daily Movie Quote: Kingpin
"I didn't want to be the one to tell him, but with those narrow hips, that girl couldn't have more than 6 or 7 children!" - Ishmael, Kingpin (1996)
MGM, Rated R, 117 minutes.
Directed By: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly
Woody Harrelson - Roy Munson
Randy Quaid - Ishmael
Vanessa Angle - Claudia
Bill Murray - Ernie McCracken
Chris Elliott - The Gambler
Domestic Box Office Gross: $25,023,424
Synopsis: A gifted amish bowler, Ishmael, must journey to Reno Nevada in order to compete in a bowling tournement to save his families farm. Mentored by one time top bowling prospect, Roy, the two must engage in shady activities in order to get there and polish Ishmaels skills.
Fact: Bill Murray ad-libbed nearly every line in the movie and actually bowled the three strikes in a row that you see in the film.
Trivia: The man shouting "Ernie, you 'da man!" during the Munson/McCracken showdown is Will Ferrell.
Movie Mistake: Roy's rubber hand actually grips Claudia's leg when Roy is trying to bite her in the parking lot fight.
My Take: Kingpin is tied with Anchorman as the funniest movie ever made. The scene with the landlord at the beginning had me laughing so hard that I didn't stop until the film was over thus, I'm reasonably certain, ruining the film for everyone else in the theater. Seriously, that really happened. Every scene in Kingpin has an original funny joke or some raunchy humor that has you crying. If you need to feel better or need a good laugh, please do yourself a favor and watch Kingpin, it's sweeter than Yoo-hoo. Warning, don't watch the edited version they've been showing on cable lately because that's not doing the movie justice by a long shot.
Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: The Sound of Music