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Caddyshack (1980)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 25 July 1980 (USA)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.


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Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Sport


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Release Date:

25 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos del Golf  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$39,800,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie's line "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!" was voted as the #92 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100). See more »


When Ty is getting in some night practice he is seen struggling to line up a shot under a tree and in some shrubs. He finally takes a swing but no golf ball comes out. In the next split second scene the golf ball is going through the window at Carl's shack. See more »


Judge Smails: It's easy to grin / When your ship comes in / And you've got the stock market beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who can smile, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
[chuckles several times]
Judge Smails: Okay, Pookie. Do the honors.
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Crazy Credits

The Gopher dances to "I'm All Right" while end credits began to roll. See more »


Mr. Night
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins & Richard Stekol
Music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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If you love this film, when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness
14 November 2000 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

So now you've got that going for you, which is nice.

Inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray's experiences as a caddy in his youth, this wild, anarchic film is about more than just golf. Without a doubt, it's my favorite comedy, and might even be one of the greatest movies of all time. There is not a single scene without comedic chaos.

Director Harold Ramis is barely able to contain the insanity. There is honestly so much in Caddyshack, there's enough for ten movies, hardly surprising since the first draft of the screenplay was 199 pages long while the first cut of the film run for 310 minutes. I imagine that there's enough cut out to make whole new Caddyshack movies. There are about five different plots developing at once throughout the movie, the funniest of which is Carl Spackler's (having been licensed to kill by the 'Government of the United Nations') attempts to assassinate a rogue gopher tearing up the golf course.

Each and every actor battles with each other, and it's hard to nail down exactly who runs away with the movie, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I'd say that Rodney Dangerfield's sleazy, slobbish, overly-friendly, and gratuitously tipping character is the most wonderful thing about it. He is the perfect foil for Judge Smails (an utterly perfectly-cast Ted Knight), a pompous, bad-tempered, self-important hypocrite who wants to reserve the pretentious Bushwood Country Club for snobs and gentlemen (despite being far from a gentleman himself).

If you like comedy quotes, Caddyshack is a goldmine. There are hundreds, literally hundreds, of lines worthy of repeating in real life. You could literally get by, from cradle to the grave, just quoting Caddyshack, and it would bring you nothing but pure happiness and good fortune.

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