The Whole Shootin' Match (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Whole Shootin' Match (1979)

The Whole Shootin' Match





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The Whole Shootin' Match stars Lou Perry and Sonny Davis as a pair of perennial losers. Unable to make a go at any other line of work, they decide to tap the "rich hippie" market (they weren't called "yuppies" yet). Thus, the two go into the polyurethane business. Though shot on a low budget, The Whole Shootin' Match has an indefinable charm that sets it apart. Director, co-producer and co-writer Eagle Pennell has fashioned a genuine "sleeper."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lin Sutherland, Eagle Pennell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 10, 2009
New Line Cinema


David Weber
as T. Frank
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for The Whole Shootin' Match

Critic Reviews for The Whole Shootin' Match

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

It's no revolution, but comic-pastoral traditionalism refined to its essence.

Full Review… | November 13, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Whole Shootin' Match

More fresh and unexpected than truly good but I was happy to be introduced to "regional independent American cinema". This story of two friends struggling their way to the next beer, the next girl and the next dollar that will pay the rent or buy a bike for the son made me think a lot about Monte Hellman. Pennell is interested in the unsung comical heroes that are the backbone of rural America. The two main characters drift through life in a fashion that a critics branded "Texistentialism". The camera work is pleasant enough ans often very interesting, the story is often highly humorous but gets at times a bit too long. Overall, I'd say it is a must see for whoever is interested in independent US cinema.

The Whole Shootin' Match Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Whole Shootin' Match on our Movie forum!