Synopsis: Roy Munson was raised to be the best bowler in the world (trained early on by his father). But a fellow bowler, Ernie McCracken and a misunderstanding with some rough punks, leaves poor Roy with the loss of his bowling hand! Not to let this get him down, he gets a prosthetic hand and becomes a travelling sales man. But it's really all down hill for him from that night on until ... One day he meets Ishmael who is Amish and sneaks away from the farm to bowl (his fellow Amish would disown him if they knew)! Roy convinces Ishmael to let him be his trainer and he'll make him the best bowler the world has ever seen. Reluctantly Ishmael agrees to go on the road and shortly afterwards actually finds that life outside the farm is quite fun. Soon their paths cross that of Ernie McCracken who is still a top ranking bowler. While Roy's career and life have landed in the toilet bowl, Ernie is still drawing huge crowds and all the babes! They both square off for the ultimate bowling championship ...
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Look at this bonus.

What do you sell?


Yeah. Door to door.

What do you say we play

a couple of games?

- Maybe 20 bucks a game?

- No!

- You're not gonna bowl drunk again.

- I insist.

What do you want to risk?

You have everything going for you.

You're on a gravy train

with biscuit wheels.

You've just shattered my record.

What do you want to lose it for?

This is a Gran Torino looking at you.

Don't do it. Let's just have

six, seven drinks and go.

Hey, buddy boy...

you looking for

a little friendly action?

I just might know somebody

to accommodate you.

Speak of the devil, and he appears.

I'm gonna play the jukebox.


- All right!

- God!

He was robbed.

- Game, set, match, fellows.

- Yeah.

I believe you owe us another $100.

We're not getting much mercy

here tonight.

You guys have to forgive me.

You see, bowling for money...

that's my only vice.

- Here's your drink.

- Thanks, sugar.

Okay, two vices.

That's still very good.

All right, let's go.

Thank you for the education, gentlemen.

We've just received a PhD in stupidity.

Doctor, shall we?

Give us a chance to win our money back.

Are you crazy? Padre, how much

are you into us for already?


That's a landau roof and power steering

down the drain.

Could be in your pocket right now.

Let's go.

Double or nothing

I can pick up that spare.

- I think I can do it.

- That's the 6-7-10.

You'll pick up that spare the same day

my hair starts falling out.

- Let's get out of here.

- I can do this.

For $700? No way.

No, not for $700.

What have you got here?

For $1,500. Guys?

You want some of the action?

Come on, you chickenshits.

I'm good for the money. Put up my share.

Now, Mr. Big Shot, Mr. " I wear my pants

high and pick up every spare...

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Barry Fanaro

Barry Fanaro is an American screenwriter of television and feature films. He has taught screenwriting seminars at USC, UCSB, AFI and Mercer University. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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