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Caddyshack (1980)

 -  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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Storyline

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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golf | judge | golf course | caddy | gopher | See more »

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At last, a comedy with balls! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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25 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos del Golf  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,800,000 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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At the end of the scene where Carl is making the clay animal explosives, he is holding a fire extinguisher in his left hand and nothing in his right. In the very last shot he is holding a clay animal explosive in both hands. See more »

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Judge Smails: I've sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.
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The Gopher dances to "I'm All Right" while end credits began to roll. See more »


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Lead the Way
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Eva Ein
Music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One of the only early 80s comedies to stand the test of time
2 August 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, this one does hold up, perhaps because the action centers on the almost surreal (for a comedy) subject of golf, a topic that had not perhaps been so successfully spoofed since Eddie Cantor starred in "Kid Boots" (am I getting that one right?).

In the comedy contest between Murray, Chase, and Dangerfield, let me just say that Chase does not win. Dangerfield is at his best, delivering his classic lines ("this meat's so tough you can see where the jockey was riding it") with ultimate panache and actually playing his crazy character (reminiscent of Peter Sellars in "The Party") to the hilt. Murray is really the show-stopper, though, muttering his lines to give them emphasis (?) and racing around the course with what appears to be real mania.

A lot of the jokes fall flat, but when this movie is on, it's so on, that you can't help but call it a classic.


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