Kingpin


1h 53m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Roy Munson is a one-time bowling prodigy who has been reduced to scavenging for a living as a bowling supply salesman. Then he discovers a protege named Ishmael among the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and the former champ thinks he has found his ticket back to the fast lane: the million dollar winner-take-all bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada. Along the way, the duo pick up a spare: a street-smart beauty named Claudia who teaches them a thing or two about the art of the hustle. Once in Reno, the trio discovers that their problems are only just beginning as they come face to face with bowling's biggest superstar: Big Ern McCracken.

Film Details

Also Known As
Strike
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Brent Brewington; Mark Wasler
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Roy Munson is a one-time bowling prodigy who has been reduced to scavenging for a living as a bowling supply salesman. Then he discovers a protege named Ishmael among the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and the former champ thinks he has found his ticket back to the fast lane: the million dollar winner-take-all bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada. Along the way, the duo pick up a spare: a street-smart beauty named Claudia who teaches them a thing or two about the art of the hustle. Once in Reno, the trio discovers that their problems are only just beginning as they come face to face with bowling's biggest superstar: Big Ern McCracken.

Cast

Woody Harrelson

Bill Murray

Randy Quaid

Chris Elliott

Vanessa Angel

Terry Mullany

Andy Taylor

Kelsey Jordan

Chris Meyers

Jill Lytle

Sidney J. Bartholomew

Scott Gasbarro

Hillary Matthews

Patrick Healy

Ryan Heggs

Brandon Cook

Julie Byers

Jonathan Richman

Preston Thomas

Billy Andrade

Kipp Stroden

Aggie Byers

Suzan Hughes

Rosey Brown

Gordie Merrick

Jon Dennis

Himself

Louis Charles Consolo

Monico Shay

Joyce Rover

Scott Williams

Mike Cavallo

John Woodin

Jay W Yowler

Mark Miosky

Christine Hampton

Brian Mone

Kenneth Kellers

Lead Person

Paul Dewolf

Nancy Farrelly

Stephen Alison

Tommy Larkins

John Popper

Pucky Lippincott

Andrew Greenbury

Lin Shaye

Shannon Wimer

Jim Blake

Tom Lupo

Brian Stube

Robby Thibeau

John Cioffoletti

Robin Gau

Kathy Farrelly

Linda Carola

Lori Bagley

Alex Stohn

Jo Marcus

Mark Roth

Ron Cowan

Googy Gress

Steven R. Gehrke

Brian Voss

John Neary

Denverly Grant

Randy Pederson

Rose Smith-lotenero

Tom Leasca

William Jordan

Jackie Flynn

Glenn Carano

Brad Faxon

James Badstibner

Michael E Listorti

Bill Beauchene

Joe Krawlicky

Richard Tyson

David Lane Langford

Kimberly Greene

Herbie Flynn

Danny Green

Melinda Kocsis

Danielle Valenciano

Susan Burig

Kenny Griswold

Kevin O'brien

Mary Stohn

Joanne Wolfe

Rob Moran

Herman Santiesteban

Danny Murphy

George Bedard

Libby Langdon

Chris Schenkel

Himself

Beth Mone

Joni-ann Wimer

Nicholas Greenbury

Jonathan Earl Stein

Tommy Jordan

Joshua Nelson

Jimmy Shay

Bob Zampano

Michelle Matheson

Don Julio

Hank Brandt

Jim Athern

Sayed Badreya

Jane Pratt

Tommy Lewis

Lead Person

Mariann Farrelly

Taryn Chilivis

Wallace Lester

Sean P Gildea

Dave Byers

George Christy

Mina Javid

Ron Palumbi

Zen Gesner

David Shackelford

Michael Budge

Clint Allen

Alfons Kettner

Sid Greenbud

Tom Byers

Will Rothhaar

John Stroehman

Johnny Jordan

Helen Manfull

David Sullivan

Rolf Brekke

Rick Barker

Victoria Scott

Jane Hill

Brad Norton

Roger Clemens

Jimmy D'andrea

Michelle Meyers

Elizabeth Jordan

Paula A Gregg

Rachel Wagner

Steve Stabler

Willie Garson

Jeff Thomas

J J Hill

Jessica Byers

Joe Lewis

Gary Carano

Parker Bohn Iii

Steve Tyler

Mark Pauperas

Prudence Wright Holmes

Mark Charpentier

Kevin Civale

Paul Pelletier

Mike Healy

Nancy Frey-jarecki

Chris Berman

Himself

Mark Wasler

Cecile Krevoy

Stacy Lundin

Justin Hromek

Bob Weeks

Gretchen Treser

John-eliot Jordan

Adam I Wallace

Michael Corrente

Warren Tashjian

Steve E Ranger

William Heggs

Lisa Stothard

Clem Franek

Mike Cerrone

Danielle Parsons

Crew

Joe Abeln

Other

Jodie Adair

Liaison

Cynthia Albert

Tailor

Spring Aspers

Music Coordinator

Jamie Babbit

Script Supervisor

James Badstibner

Production Assistant

Kevin Ball

Grip

Rick Barker

Stunts

Rick Barker

Stunt Coordinator

Marcus Barone

Music Supervisor

Sidney J. Bartholomew

Production Designer

Donna Belaj

Casting

David A Belasco

Driver

Michael Richard Belpedio

Other

Chris Berman

Other

John Bertolli

Coproducer

James Kyler Black

Scenic Artist

Lisa Joi Bloch

Assistant Director

Daniel Boone

Special Thanks To

Vincent Borrelli

Other

Mary Beth Boyle

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Roxanne Bradbury

Driver

Phil Bradley

Other

John Branagan

Stunts

Rolf Sigurd Brekke

Stand-In

Brent Brewington

Cable Operator

Adam Brightman

Production Supervisor

Kathryn Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Keith Brzozowski

Carpenter

Patricia Buckley

Rights & Clearances

Michael Budge

On-Set Dresser

Bob Buncher

Props Assistant

Susan Burig

Production Assistant

Jim Burke

Coproducer

Kristin Burr

Assistant

Virginia Burton

Set Costumer

Gregory Buzik

Set Production Assistant

Melissa B Cagney

Production Assistant

Kelly Campbell

Assistant

Marguerite Cargill

Visual Effects

Rex Carlson

Other

Lawrence Carroll

Visual Effects

Michael Chandler

Sound Design

Mark Charpentier

Assistant

Jason Ciganik

Stand-In

Jeffrey N Civa

Camera Assistant

Craig S Clark

Sound Supervisor

P Todd Coe

Post-Production Supervisor

Rosario Colicchio

Driver

Diane Collins

Costumes

Joanna Commandares

Other

Dr. Wiliam J Conforti

Special Thanks To

Ron Cowan

Driver

Jim Cricchi

Assistant

Gino Crognale

Makeup

Darien D'alfonso

Other

James D'andrea

Production Assistant

Raqueli Dahan

Makeup Artist

John P Danielson

Driver

Chris David

Rerecording

Egor Davidoff

Camera Assistant

Jon Dennis

Other

Flash Deros

Boom Operator

Fredo Donatelli

Swing Gang

Mitchell S Drain

Visual Effects

Diane Dressler

Assistant

Jason Dutcher

Production Assistant

Michael Duthie

Editor

Eric Dyson

Camera Assistant

Charles C Eccles

Carpenter

Gregory L Edwards

Grip

Mikal T Egge

Production Assistant

Danny Epper

Stunts

Barry Fanaro

Screenplay

Bobby Farrelly

Screenplay

Peter Farrelly

Screenplay

Martha Fay

Electrician

Ellie Ferrari

Swing Gang

Marc S. Fischer

Unit Production Manager

Ron Fisher

Grip

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Bart Flaherty

Grip

Wayne Forman

Caterer

Clem Franek

Production Consultant

Melissa Frick

Production Assistant

Jorge A Gallego

Assistant

Joe Garcia

Post-Production Coordinator

Thomas Garrigan

Props Assistant

Steven R. Gehrke

Script Supervisor

Rebecka Gibbs

Art Department

Rebecka Gibbs

Other

Eric J. Goldstein

Camera Operator

William A Goodrum

Production Assistant

Garrett Grant

Location Manager

L Paul Gratz

Carpenter

Christopher Greenbury

Editor

Kimberly Greene

Makeup Artist

John Greg

Driver

Paula A Gregg

Craft Service

Scott Joseph Greise

Other

Mike Hallinan

Special Thanks To

Gavin Hampson

Carpenter

Brett Harrelson

Consultant

Charles Harris

Grip

J Randolph Harrison

Assistant

Tracy Harshman

Assistant

Brian J Hartman

Driver

Victoria Hawden

Hair Assistant

Dylan John Hay-chapman

Production Assistant

Crystal Hayes

Other

Mike Healy

Projectionist

Patrick Healy

Assistant

Jim Heastings

Carpenter

Eric Hedayat

Location Manager

Mike Heriberto

Driver

Jim Hill

Assistant

Tanya Noel Hill

Assistant Editor

Colleen Holdsbrook

Animal Wrangler

Chris Howell

Stunts

Norman Howell

Stunts

Bill Huemrich

Carpenter

Thomas J Huff

Stunts

Roundabout Entertainment Inc

Sound

Mark Irwin

Other

Mark Irwin

Director Of Photography

Keith A Jackson

Production Assistant

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Wardrobe

Kathleen Jandrokovic

Driver

Peter Jankowski

Special Thanks To

Joe Janusek

Key Grip

Mina Javid

Production Assistant

George Jeffers

Driver

Dave Jeremko

Driver

Brad Johnson

Set Decorator

Douglas S Johnson

Other

Jon Johnson

Sound Design

Freedy Johnston

Music Composer

Nancy Johnston-walker

Assistant

Bobby L Jones

Driver

Donna Keegan

Stunts

Mike Kelbch

Other

David P Kelsey

Special Effects Coordinator

Aaron L King

Foley Mixer

Brad Kivers

Assistant

Tom Kocsis

Production Assistant

Gary Kosko

Art Assistant

Scott Kowalchyk

Production Assistant

Joe Kraemer

Music Editor

Joe Kraemer

Sound Editor

Jeremy Kramer

Assistant

Brad Krevoy

Producer

Amy Lalicata

Assistant Camera Operator

Lara Lampenfield

Other

David Lane Langford

Assistant

Joe Lazarov

Post-Production Coordinator

Timothy Lehane

Driver

Ed Letteri

Rigging Gaffer

Mark Lewer

Consultant

Joe Lewis

Driver

William T Ley

Assistant

Kevin Lingenfelser

Visual Effects

Michael E Listorti

Dolly Grip

Fred Lord

Other

Tom Lupo

Stunts

Suzanne Lutz

Location Manager

Ron Macinnes

Effects Assistant

Larry Madaras

Avid Editor

Harvey K Malkin

Production Accountant

Mary Jo Manhill-conder

Script Supervisor

Christopher Mannal

Post-Production Assistant

Joe Manni

Carpenter

Dan Marks

Production Assistant

Mike Matesic

Carpenter

Lance Mayer

Production Assistant

Molly M. Mayeux

Assistant Director

Lori Mazuer

Assistant

Ray Mccort

Pilot

Pilar Mccurry

Music

Mary Beth Mcdonough

Other

Frank Mcgough

Best Boy

Michael J Mcgough

Other

Michael J Mckee

Carpenter

Cliff Mclaughlin

Stunts

Scott Medcalf

Lighting

Joseph M Mehalich

Driver

John C. Meier

Stunts

Michelle Meier

Art Department Coordinator

Tina Mellberg

Camera Assistant

Randy L Mellison

Driver

Chaddon E Merrick

Driver

Gordie Merrick

Transportation Coordinator

Gordie Merrick

Driver

Michael Merrick

Transportation Captain

Ignacio Meza

Assistant

Scott Millan

Rerecording

Dr. Joseph A Mollura

Special Thanks To

Rick Montgomery

Casting

Elliott Morris

Stunt Man

Nancy Mosser

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Strike
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Brent Brewington; Mark Wasler
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 26, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 11, 1996

Released in United States June 1999

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Bill Murray Retrospective) June 1-6, 1999.

Michael Keaton, and his production company 6-4-3-1 Productions, left the project. Woody Harrelson replaced Michael Keaton in the cast.

Completed shooting December 14, 1995.

Began shooting October 2, 1995.

Released in United States Summer July 26, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 11, 1996

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Bill Murray Retrospective) June 1-6, 1999.)