Starring: Steve Miller, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Pete Weber, Chris Barnes, Wayne Webb
Though never a sport of Kings, at one point in time bowling occupied a perfectly respectable place in the pantheon of American sports. It has long been one of the most popular participatory sports in America. ABC began televising PBA tournaments in 1962, and as the lead in "Wide World of Sports", Chris Schenkel's Saturday afternoon bowling telecast was for many years one of the highest rated sports programs on television. Then something happened: America ceased to embrace the portly, middle-brow image the PBA was selling, and bowling got kicked to the curb. In 2000, three former Microsoft executives scooped up the entire apparatus of professional bowling - its players, tournaments, trademarks and trophies, all for about five million dollars and assumption of the league's debt. Their stated goal was to save bowling from the brink of extinction and raise it to new heights, or at least put it on par with the Bass Masters tour, which, at current market values, would represent a tidy return on equity. The film focuses on Steve Miller and four of his charges, professional bowlers at very different places in their careers, and their sometimes funny, sometimes sad adventures on tour as professional athletes - albeit the Rodney Dangerfields of professional sports.
Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Trailer.
Subtitles: Spanish, PBA TV Spots; Skills Challenge Highlights; PBA Event Clips; "Dexter Approach: Tips and Techniques".
Walter Ray Williams,
|Studio Name:||Magnolia Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||04/28/2010|
|Run Time (in minutes):||93 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.4 x 7.4 x 7.4|
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