The team behind Dumb and Dumber
and There's Something About Mary
--two really stupid, gross-out films that worked and were quite funny--also made King Pin
, a really stupid, gross-out comedy that doesn't work and isn't funny at all. Woody Harrelson stars as a former bowling phenomenon with a hook for a hand, and Randy Quaid is an Amish farmer with a hidden talent for pins. The two join forces and get a sexy business partner (Vanessa Angel), and the film starts looking more and more like a jokey variation of The Colour of Money
. The Colour of Money
, however, didn't feature jokes about having oral sex with a hideous landlady or defecating in a sink or dragging disgusting stuff out of one's teeth with a length of floss. Bill Murray provides some much-needed relief as Harrelson's ex-partner turned rival. How come this stuff is obnoxious while the equally perverse punch lines of There's Something About Mary
are a riot? It's a great mystery, all right, but there it is. --Tom Keogh
Woody Harrelson plays a former bowling champ who lost his hand thanks to double-crossing Bill Murray. Reduced to a small-time hustler with a walnut-whip hairdo, Harrelson gets a chance to improve his circumstances when he comes across talented Amish lad Randy Quaid, and, together with the beautiful Vanessa Angel, they head out to beat the now also dodgily-coiffed Murray in the national bowling championship. From the same team that created 'Dumb and Dumber'.