''Kingpin'' is a 1996 {{Slapstick}} comedy made by the Farrelly Brothers. It stars Woody Harrelson as Roy Munson, a former top bowler who lost his hand after an attempt to hustle some other bowlers went awry. In the present, Roy leads a pathetic life, forced to have sex with his repulsive landlady just to stay in his lousy apartment. When he discovers Ishmael (Randy Quaid), an {{Amish}} bowling prodigy, Roy sees his chance at getting out of the gutter. He offers to take Ishmael to the bowling championship in Reno, offering Ishmael the prize money to save his family's farm. Along the way, they pick up Claudia (Vanessa Angel), an attractive lady with her own goals.
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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Roy is offered a million dollars by a playboy gambler for a night with his partner ala ''Film/IndecentProposal''.
* TheAce: Roy's old partner, Ernie [=McCracken=] (Creator/BillMurray)... at first. He later proves himself to be a BrokenAce.
* BreastAttack: Roy does this after Claudia hits him between the legs.
* CampStraight: Ernie [=McCracken=].
* TheCasanova: Ernie [=McCracken=] again, as he sponsors many fatherless boys in order to get with their single mothers, and is questioned by a reporter about his purported illegimate child.
* DistractedByTheSexy: This becomes the group's main strategy after Claudia joins them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Or, as Roy puts it...
-->'''Roy:''' Listen, lady, I've done a lot of creepy things in my life. I'm not gonna lower myself into having a fistfight with a girl.
* FarmBoy: Ishmael.
* GroinAttack: Claudia does this to Roy.
-->'''Roy:''' You must have really wide feet. You got both of them!
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Claudia's method of distracting Ishmael's opponents fails when he bowls against some farmers. It takes a [[ButYouScrewOneGoat sheep]] to grab their attention instead.
* KarmaHoudini: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. It was [=McCracken's=] idea to hustle the bowler who cut off Roy's hand. He fled before Roy was confronted, and went on to become a unbeatable pro bowler, even winning the tournament in the climax. However, Claudia's BastardBoyfriend Stanley arrives soon after, accusing Roy of stealing his gambling winnings. Roy pins the blame on [=McCracken=], whom Stanley vows to find and kill.
* MsFanservice: Claudia.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [=McCracken=] refuses to be addressed by anything but "Ernie" or "Big Ern."
* SlapSlapKiss: Roy and Claudia are at each other's throats throughout the film, even engaging in a fistfight. Guess what happens during the ending.
* SoundtrackDissonance: A love song starts playing when Roy and Claudia have a no-holds-barred smackdown.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Roy is this at first, until Claudia hits him a couple of times.
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